Levi Trentham House, Elkmont in Great Smoky Mountains

Elkmont: Once upon a time in the Great Smokies

Summertime is always the best of what might be. Charles Bowden If you stand still at Elkmont, you can almost hear summer. Kids laughing as they play tag around the old log cabins. Or waiting for lightning bugs to flicker at dusk. Mothers calling their kids in for supper. Old timers swapping tales of the […]

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Pink rose, morning sun - Knoxville, TN

Enjoy the Roses

We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon — instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. Dale Carnegie Perhaps the coordinators of Knoxville’s 2021 Dogwood Arts Festival events had Dale Carnegie’s quote in mind as they invited guests to stroll through Open Rose Gardens two weekends in a […]

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Savannah GA: Row houses with ironwork

Sweet Savannah — Pretty homes and favorite spots

Savannah is amazing with the town squares and the hanging moss and the French Colonial houses. It’s brutally romantic. David Morrissey Ah, Savannah. One of the most visited, most talked about, and most photographed cities in the South. And with good reason. It popped up on Southern Living‘s list of The South’s Best Cities 2020, […]

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Savannah, GA - Fountain in Forsyth Park

Sweet Savannah: City of parks and squares

Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city. Marty Rubin One of the most lasting impressions you’ll have of Savannah, Georgia, is that of the parks and squares throughout this lovely Southern city. Thanks to James Oglethorpe who laid out Savannah in 1733, residents and visitors can enjoy the peacefulness that comes with strolling […]

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