Joe Tennis

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

Sep 2, 2016 8:47 AM Features

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

Jun 21, 2016 11:13 AM Features

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

Mar 9, 2016 11:29 AM Features

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

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 2 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


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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


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

Aug 17, 2015 2:39 PM Country Roads


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

Aug 17, 2015 2:21 PM Country Roads

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

Jun 10, 2015 4:07 PM Features 3 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

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

Apr 14, 2015 4:01 PM Features

The Tennessee cabins are a great Smoky Mountain getaway. more »

Apr 14, 2015 3:52 PM Features

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 1 Comments


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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


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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

For 2015, our annual travel guide not only puts you on the road to mountain beauty and fun, but puts you into the experience. C’mon, let’s get busy learning something new, like maybe mushing huskies, making biscuits or slinging inner tubes. more »

Dec 10, 2014 11:19 AM , , Features

The Big Smoky Mountain Light Show in late May / early June is a sight to behold. more »

Dec 5, 2014 4:31 PM Magazine


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Frog legs, go-karts, trains, wave pools, Santa Claus, Dolly Parton, pancakes, waterfalls, and a competition of chaps with chainsaws: welcome to the eclectic attractions of the Great Smoky Mountains region of Tennessee and North Carolina. more »

Oct 7, 2014 1:59 PM Features 1 Comments