Walk with a Ranger this Sunday

By Mike Steely If you would like to stroll on the same ground that early soldiers and Overhill Cherokee walked then you may want to be at Tellico Blockhouse near Vonore this Sunday morning at 10 a.m. A park ranger will be guiding a mile-long walk around the grounds...

Highway Oddities in Pennsylvania

By Mike Steely The website “Roadside America” does a pretty good job of listing unusual attractions, sites, and oddities in our nation and Canada. You can pick a state and take a look at everything from Knoxville’s Airplane Filling Station to Alaska’s Igloo City....

Finding surprises in Quebec

By Mike Steely My wife and I camped on our way to Canada recently to see the whales that come into the St. Lawrence River in the province of Quebec. While we found Quebec to be much more “French” than we expected, it was a surprise to find what we discovered. Passing...

Exploring Virginia’s I-81 attractions

By Mike Steely Many of us know that Interstate 81 begins just east of Dandridge as I-40 turns south but many people probably don’t know that I-81 continues all the way to Alexandria Bay, New York, and from there enters Canada. It’s an interesting but busy route for...

9/11 Flight 93 Memorial an emotional experience

By Mike Steely Recently on our vacation my wife and I had a chance to visit the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 and remember those brave souls who crashed the plane instead of letting terrorists use it for a fourth attack on our nation’s capital on September...

Cedars of Lebanon State Park is welcoming

By Mike Steely If you’re headed to Nashville or beyond and looking for a cabin or camping area then you will find Cedars of Lebanon State Park welcoming, friendly and different. Located just a few miles south of Interstate 40 off the second Lebanon exit, the park has...