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

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


Joe Tennis

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

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


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


Joe Tennis

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

Aug 17, 2015 2:39 PM Country Roads

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