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...

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...

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...

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...

July 21, 2014

“Farmers??  Where are you going to find any farmers?” – In the middle of the city, my friend was implying.  

And on the 8th day…God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker,” so God made a farmer, begins Paul Harvey’s well known monologue....

June 4, 2014

You mean to tell me…there’s an entire museum…dedicated to us??” my friend asked incredulously.  This is what I mean to tell you…there’s an entire museum dedicated to us, to all those who came before us, and to all those who will come after us…here in this paradoxical w...

April 25, 2014

Echo – Seth & Lisa, this inscription pops up in my email every so often, bearing the promise of some new and fabulous dinner special at Echo Bistro.  Echo is located in a small, sleek, tan building with a black and tan awning in the Bearden neighborhood.  A “little nei...

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