Extras

This blog and website is my latest outlet for sharing my travel experiences and tips with others.  Throughout much of the last 10 years my freelance work has appeared in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, the Elizabethton Star, examiner.com (now defunct), travelthroughlife.net, wanderingseus.comtheodysseyonline.com , Virginia State Parks Blog and Dollywood's official blog as well as some specialty publications. Below, you will find a collection of links to my writing; reviews I have written; and videos from places I've visited.

@knoxdaytripper in "print" and online

 
*Several of the articles are hosted on websites that may only allow for a limited number of views
 
Fries Virginia Where the Trail Begins

With more than 50 miles to cover, the New River Trail is a true gem in the Virginia State Park system.  On a recent trip back to the town where I attended high school, I rediscovered some of the treasures on the trail sharing them with readers on the Virginia State Parks Blog. 

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Check out this guest post on one of my favorite travel blogs travelthroughlife.net ..

Just thirty minutes from Asheville, Hendersonville sits on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of a mountain playground where one famous poet & author decided to make his home. 

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Euphoria Greenville

Food, wine and music come together each September in Downtown Greenville, South Carolina to create "Euphoria."  The four day festival showcases local flavor as well as the talents of chefs, musicians and wine makers from across the country. 

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The Grand Canyon of the South

You don't have to travel out west to enjoy the wilds of a deep canyon.  Straddling the Kentucky/Tennessee state line just a few hours from Knoxville is Breaks Interstate Park,  a natural wonderland where a river carved out of an amazing path through Pine Mountain.  


This waterfall is located inside Fall Creek Falls State Park in Van Buren County, TN.  It is called Cane Creek Cascades.  In January 2018, sub freezing temperatures turned it into an icy natural wonder. 

Inside Governor's Crossing in Sevierville, TN you'll find an amazing collection of animals at this mostly indoor zoo and attraction.

Tucked away in the suburban sprawl of West Knox County lies a quaint historic community on Ft. Loudoun Lake.

Knoxville's Shining Star

The Sunsphere is a hard to miss landmark in Knoxville.  Read more about in my post on wanderingseus.com a new website showcasing the best the region has to offer. 

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Just a short distance from the Blue Ridge Mountains, this Upcountry South Carolina City is filled with revolutionary stories, from famous battles nearby to revolutions in industry.

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Moonshine in the Center of it all

The area around Center Hill Lake is filled with small town southern charm, abundant beauty, arts, crafts and a great place to try some moonshine. 

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History, nature and adventure come together in one of Tennessee's most scenic valleys.

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A wild, wild past

The Copper Basin - At one time, the landscape in this part of Tennessee was heavily scarred from copper mining operations.  Today, those scars are less visible and thousands of people are flocking to the Copper Basin every year. 

From a Mayan Revival theater to a legend about an early settler, America's "Coolest" hometown provides plenty of opportunities for culture, adventure and relaxation.  

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Fall into the Looking Glass

Transylvania County may sound like a place to go vampire hunting, but in this part of North Carolina the hunt for the waterfall is the biggest attraction and you don't have to look far to find one. 

The view from The Loft at Soby's in Greenville, SC gives you a great look at this incredible downtown that continues to evolve. 

Dunlap sits in one of the most beautiful valleys anywhere in the country. With rugged peaks on either side and fertile farmland lining the valley floor, the town has become well known for its hang gliding experiences.

Located in the Nantahala National Forest near Highlands, NC  Dry Falls is an easily accessible waterfall inside the Cullasaja Gorge.

When I can, I try and review places I visit, shop and eat when I travel.  You can find my reviews in several places including Trip Advisor, Facebook (under my personal profile) and Google.