The @knoxdaytripper story


Hello from                  East Tennessee

My name is Clayton Hensley (a.k.a. the knoxdaytripper).  I am an East Tennessee native who has always loved to travel.  Following a 15-year career in the television news business, I found myself writing more and more about travel (and many times getting paid for it).  Some writing was for as the Knoxville Day Tripper, other times I wrote for the Knoxville News-Sentinel.  Since my specialty is writing about trips that aren't too far away, I decided to go with @knoxdaytripper on social media because it seemed like a good fit. Eventually when it came time to create this blog, I realized I was writing about much more than just day trips, so that’s how knoxroadtripper came to be.

My hope is that you'll find plenty of ideas for travels to places you hadn't thought of before, or at least get a new perspective on familiar places. 

My wife and I have lived in Clinton, TN for more than 20-years and we have two kids, who like to travel with us (most of the time)!  My "real" job is working as a communications director for a large church and in what little spare time I have, I like to garden, take lots of pictures, and catch up on all those shows I miss because I'm doing something else.