TALKING: SMOKY MOUNTAINS WORK-CAMPERS ARE PAID TO TRAVEL

One way to see the world is by work-camping, sometimes called work-kamping. Work-campers tour the country in motorhomes and recreational vehicles, stopping along the way to earn money to supplement their lifestyles. Some jobs pay dollars, and some pay in free campsites and utility hook-ups. Irene and Jim Ray of Columbia, MS, have been dedicated […]

SLEEP: PARK VISTA HOTEL IN GATLINBURG RISES FROM THE ASHES

On panoramic photographs of mountain playground Gatlinburg, TN, a rotund structure emerges from the dense leafy backdrop. It’s the Park Vista, a hotel as iconic as the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City or the Bellagio, with its thrilling dancing fountains, in Las Vegas. You surely heard the hotel was severely damaged during the multi-day wildfires […]

DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE’S INDIGO HOTEL: A MODERN TAKE ON A HISTORIC SITE

Between Nashville’s 3rd and 4th Avenues is the historic Printers Alley. Once home to a young Andrew Jackson’s law practice and stables for his horse, this little back street by the 1890s became the printing and publishing capital of the world. Alongside these flourishing businesses sprouted saloons and speakeasies to cater to after-hours thirsts for […]