All in Cities and Small Towns

A unique way to see Tennessee's Secret City

The history of Oak Ridge is rooted in America’s resolve to bring World War II to an end and the pursuit of scientific advancement. That spirit continues today and there is a special tour that lets you in on some of the “secrets” of the city and takes you to places you likely won’t see any other way. The Department of Energy Bus Tours run for several months of the year, all beginning at the American Museum of Science and Energy. Here is what you’ll see along the way.

Abbeville, a South Carolina Treasure

As soon as you come into downtown Abbeville, time seems to stand still.  The paved roads turn to brick streets, slowing you down to enjoy the town’s charm and distinct character.  Colorful buildings, many of which date back more than a hundred years, line up around the square including the Abbeville County Courthouse built in the early 1900’s.   Whether you’re in town for a few hours or a few days, here are some things to do while you are there.

5 things to do in Ames, Iowa

When you think of places to visit in Iowa, things like Des Moines, the Bridges of Madison County, or Pella often make the list of places to see. Throughout the years, I’ve made a lot of visits to Iowa. And now after spending several days in Ames (a city of about 70,000) I think the city should definitely be on the list, too. Here are five reasons to think about a visit to this central Iowa city.

Bristol State of Mind

With one foot in Tennessee and the other in Virginia you’re not just in Bristol, you are in a special STATE of mind.  Here the music of the mountains made history, chasing outlaws moved to the last great colosseum, and nature’s wide paintbrush created a backdrop of sparkling waters and majestic mountains.  Bristol may be small on the map but it’s BIG when it comes to things to do.