April 30, 2019

My Old City Tour, “Legends & Modern Local Flavors” is wild and wonderful for 2019! This Saturday afternoon tour is offered weekly from 2:00-5:00 p.m. with my great line up of partners.  Book this tour now for your visiting family and friends or just for a fun day out f...

January 2, 2018

   “What are you??” We were about a quarter way through one of my recent tours when a guest called out this question to me. Now in this part of Tennessee, that question might have been an opening for a merciless teasing - a way locals show their affection for one anoth...

March 1, 2017

So you heard Knoxville is a great place to visit?  It is!  Now you want to know what to do when you get here?  Well, you know what they always say…Ask a local!  Here is my itinerary for a great weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Friday Morning

As you are hea...

January 31, 2017

It’s that time of year, when all our thoughts turn to love and romance and how to celebrate love and romance.  As we all know, when you are with the person you love, anything can be romantic, from a quiet night at home, to an all out night on the town.  However you do...

November 16, 2016

The official kickoff of the holiday season in Knoxville is traditionally the Friday after Thanksgiving, this year falling on November 25, with the Regal Celebration of Lights, which is the lighting of the 42 foot tall Christmas tree in Krutch Park accompanied by musica...

July 13, 2015

It’s been referred to as, “A place that didn’t exist”, but its secluded location was the very thing that made it possible for the U.S. government to carry out a secret project between the ridges and valleys later to be officially named Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  This rural...

February 18, 2015

It was a great opportunity to kick off 2015 with our Getaway Package to Historic Rogersville on Saturday January 24.  The special package included a visit and tour of Certified Organic and Non GMO JEM Farm, followed by a guided tour of the Tennessee Newspaper & Printin...

January 29, 2015

“How do you choose the restaurants that are on the tours?” is a question I frequently get asked as I am leading the Knoxville Food Tours.  “Well, it happens in various different ways,” I most often respond.  Currently in my 5th year of the tours, restaurant owners will...

December 2, 2014

If I ever go missing, if you ever think I’ve disappeared, one place you might find me is roaming through an antique store on the main street of a small historic town, searching for a treasure of the moment.  It might be a jadeite measuring cup from the 1940’s, pink dep...

September 12, 2014

“That must have been some picnic,” my friend commented, as we viewed the 19th century painting of French artist Edouard Manet, Le Dejeuner sur l’herbe – The Luncheon on the Grass.  It features a nude woman at a woodland luncheon with 2 fully dressed men.  With her fair...

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