How To Drive Down Steep Hills… Without Using Your Brakes!

I’ve got some downhill driving tips for you that I learned firsthand while driving through the hilly Smoky Mountains recently. I (finally) figured out the proper use of 2 and 1 on my automatic gear shift on this road trip! Learning how to drive downhill without using your brakes — and using engine braking instead — will make your mountain driving experience SO much more enjoyable, trust me.

Living in Franklin, Tennessee, we see a good deal of celebrities whenever we’re out and about. Here are some of the best places where you are most likely to spot a celebrity in and around Nashville. (We’ve excluded all of the music venues and locations where Nashville celebrities are on hand for a specific function.)

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Take Baby’s Car Seat On A Plane: How I Made A Car Seat Dolly From A Luggage Cart… A Stroller & Car Seat In One!

I recently flew solo with my 14-month-old son on his first airplane ride. Most airlines let you gate-check strollers & car seats for FREE. Since I knew that I would need a car seat once I arrived at my destination (and I wouldn’t be comfortable renting one), I made a portable car seat dolly using a cheap luggage cart! After attaching the car seat to the luggage cart, I could use it like a stroller to get him from the car to the plane AND keep him confined while exploring the airports during layovers.

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Stocked Trout In Marrowbone Lake

TWRA stocks winter trout all over Tennessee. We’ve always heard that Marrowbone Lake is one of the best-kept secrets for trout fishing near Nashville. We drove up to Joelton to check it out! Have a look at our photos, directions to Marrowbone Lake, as well as information on boat rentals and creel limits. Included are links to more Brentwood fly fishing spots, local fly shops and fishing clubs you may find helpful.

Our Review Of Bourbon Tours On The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

Jim and I hopped in the motorhome and headed from Nashville toward the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. We had a blast! We made it a 4-day mini vacation — visiting 1 or 2 distilleries each day, then camping someplace in between the distillery locations each night. Here’s what the bourbon tours were like.