Discovering Manteo

Discovering Manteo

By Kristi Parsons Mountains to the Sea For as long as I can remember, I had heard stories of the Outer Banks, the oceanside end of North Carolina, a state that begins with mountains and ends at the sea. I was intrigued by the fact that though the islands are...
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Open 9 am to 5 pm every day from March 12 to April 10 There’s no place more beautiful than Cheekwood in the spring as tulips, daffodils, and spring blooming bulbs spill from our gardens, creating a colorful, showstopping experience you won’t forget. Magnolias,...
Evins Mill: A Hidden Gem

Evins Mill: A Hidden Gem

Article and Photos by Kristi Parsons Evins Mill is a tucked away oasis that sits beneath a forest of majestic Eastern Hemlocks in Smithville, TN. The privately owned resort is a place of tranquility, fine dining, history, and an abundance of natural features. Once a...
12 Short Walk Waterfalls

12 Short Walk Waterfalls

2.5 hours or less drive from Knoxville For those of us who are more than ready to get out of the house, go for a drive, and see that spring has indeed sprung, we have found twelve “road side” (or close to it!) waterfalls in our area that can be enjoyed by everyone in...