Joe Tennis

Your guide to great fun for the whole year in the Mountains of the South. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:06 AM Features 15 Comments

Southern Appalachian experts and celebs share their favorite destinations and why they love them. more

Jan 5, 2017 12:25 PM Features 15 Comments

One Tennessee mountain town has a penchant for changing its name every few decades. And some folks tend to never give up on the old one(s). more

Jan 3, 2017 4:43 PM Features 15 Comments

The yen to display works by farm women has become a movement. more

Oct 28, 2016 2:47 PM Features 15 Comments

This fall, combine your leaf peeping with treks for all the senses. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:47 AM Features 15 Comments

Throughout the seven states, there's so much to do and see. more

Jun 21, 2016 11:13 AM Features 15 Comments

We board first in West Virginia, and then take great rides in other states as well. more

Mar 9, 2016 11:29 AM Features 15 Comments

It's time to plan your mountain trips for the warm months. Build a few trips around signature festivals and events in seven states. more

Mar 9, 2016 11:11 AM Features 15 Comments

Joe Tennis takes us on a Blue Ridge tour of a lifetime for all railroad enthusiasts. more

Feb 26, 2016 1:21 PM Online Extras 15 Comments

It takes a certain moon phase, a certain angle of viewing and a clear night to see what’s been called the only moonbow in the Western Hemisphere. more

Jan 25, 2016 3:44 PM Features 15 Comments


Joe Tennis

In which our contributing editor and his 9-year-old son turn up all manner of fun and eats. more

Oct 22, 2015 10:15 AM Features 15 Comments


Joe Tennis

The Kingsport community worked for 6 years on this intricate project. more

Aug 17, 2015 2:39 PM Country Roads 15 Comments


Joe Tennis

Learn more about Luray, Virginia's newly opened train museum. more

Aug 17, 2015 2:21 PM Country Roads 15 Comments

It's time for exploring the mountains of the South. more

Jun 10, 2015 4:07 PM Features 15 Comments

Take Joe’s Journey to the mountains of Maryland for a weekend trip to Frederick, plus view videos of more summer overnights around the region. more

Jun 3, 2015 12:00 AM Online Extras 15 Comments

The South Carolina mountain town is a gateway to exploring scenic S.C. 11. more

Apr 14, 2015 4:01 PM Features 15 Comments

The Tennessee cabins are a great Smoky Mountain getaway. more

Apr 14, 2015 3:52 PM Features 15 Comments

Now it's OK to nod off in a classroom, as we visit schoolhouses converted to fine hostelries. more

Apr 14, 2015 2:42 PM Features 15 Comments


John Hartigan

At the end of a country road called Kelly Lane, in Knox County, you’ll find Tennessee’s newest state park, the Seven Islands State Birding Park, a 416-acre place where visitors may linger freely among hundreds of bird species. more

Jan 7, 2015 3:33 PM , , Country Roads 15 Comments


Photo by Joe Tennis

The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway survived war, the depression, changing extraction goals and much more. Now it has a new life. more

Dec 23, 2014 8:40 AM Magazine 15 Comments

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