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

Here's your guide to 177 great gatherings to help you plan your 2018 mountain travels. more

Feb 26, 2018 11:49 AM Features


Joe Tennis

David Schwartz operates the Camera Heritage Museum, a fixture in downtown Staunton, Virginia. more

Feb 26, 2018 11:14 AM Creature Feature


Joe Tennis

When the Tennessee Valley Authority inundated the land near Hiawassee in 1941, some relatives came to rescue buried remains of relatives from land that would become an island; and some did not. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:34 AM Features

Mark Pedro believes in miracles, divine intervention—and even the second coming of Jesus Christ in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. more

Jan 2, 2018 10:13 AM Country Roads

There was a patent for a "flying apparatus" a quarter century before the Wright brothers. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:48 AM Features


Joe Tennis

You can zip through the trees and even walk among the treetop canopy at Anakeesta, a new family destination in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. more

Oct 27, 2017 9:17 AM Country Roads

Our on-the-road contributing editor is back with a bounty of experience-filled excursions. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:23 AM Features


Joe Tennis

The view onto Lake Chatuge can now be realized by car as well as by foot. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:10 AM Country Roads


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The rebuilt Gatlinburg Sky Lift features three-seater chairs instead of the former two-seaters. more

Aug 28, 2017 9:08 AM Country Roads

These three little spots have varying degrees of "Alptitude." more

Jun 26, 2017 3:55 PM Features 2 Comments

A few tidbits on the Ruby Falls expansion, Tweetsie Railroad milestones and more. more

Jun 26, 2017 2:57 PM The Hike


Joe Tennis

The mountains are full of great places to reconnect. more

Apr 24, 2017 9:32 AM Features

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

Jan 5, 2017 12:25 PM Features

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

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

Oct 28, 2016 2:47 PM Features

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

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