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.
Live near a state park? Consider yourself lucky! If you’re thinking that state parks are smaller (or less significant) than the 59 national parks in the U.S., think again. I love visiting state parks — and with over 10,000 of them across the U.S., there’s sure to be several near you. Find a state park (or national park) nearby, see why state parks are so amazing, and explore lists of the best state parks in America.
Thinking about visiting Hoover Dam or some other water dam soon? Here are some fun facts about Hoover Dam and a few things I’ve learned from personal experience about visiting dams. Good to know before you go!
Info about toll road discounts. Plus a list of each state’s prepaid toll program. See how & where you can use EZ Pass, SunPass, and other toll passes.
See why these are the 7 top amusement parks in the U.S. (outside of Orlando, FL), according to a habitual theme park visitor and roller coaster enthusiast!
We recently got our first Harley-Davidson motorcycle. We didn’t waste any time before we planned our first long-distance motorcycle trip on our new Harley. Our first 4-day motorcycle trip was from Middle Tennessee to East Tennessee and North Carolina. We rode a number of motorcycle loops near the Tail Of The Dragon. This is our best motorcycle checklist for long-distance trips over several days.
Have you ever considered renting a pontoon boat for a little off-road fun afloat?… We’ve done this on several occasions. Here are some pictures and highlights — especially if you plan to go pontooning in the Nashville area. The best part: Take a couple friends with you, and it’s a fairly inexpensive way to have a good time on the water!
A little about our first camping trip with a 4-year-old.
Here’s a quick way to summarize the states in which you’ve lived and those that you have visited at some point in the past. It’s called the ‘Where Have You Lived’ meme… or the States meme.
Highlights from our tour, and little-known facts about Jack Daniels — the man — and Jack Daniel’s — the distillery — in Lynchburg, Tennessee.