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Friday, January 15th, 2016

Long Distance Hiking Earworms

By: Debra Dylan When we went hiking with llamas, our guide told us about his miserable and unsuccessful attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail. Adding to his low self-esteem was a group of hikers who kept singing Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as “We’re Not Gonna Make It.” There is a brief scene

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Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Exploring Moscow: Bulgakov, Brick, and Borsch

Photos & article by: Michelle Sanders This fall, I was presented with the opportunity to visit Russia, a goal on my bucket list since childhood. After researching, brushing up my language skills, and obtaining a visa, I...

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Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Aussie Anti-Tourists Live It Up in East Tennessee

By: Judy S. Blackstock It is 9,750 miles one way from Melbourne, Australia to Knoxville,Tennessee. It’s a long way to travel to attend a few football games and concerts, but Graham and Debbie Blackley left their lovely...

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Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Appalachian Trail Tales

By: Joanna Henning with Debra Dylan Barbara Allen has been a hiker and backpacker for 30 years. She says, “I have been fortunate to experience many beautiful and exciting places in this country and in foreign countries.”...

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Friday, July 17th, 2015

Crossville Cruisers Car Club

Members of the Crossville Cruisers car club were on hand to help with a new film for Cumberland Mountain State Park. The club includes vehicles from the 1920s all the way to the present. Among these automotive...

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Monday, July 6th, 2015

Finally, Cuba!

By: Debra Dylan This winter’s encouraging diplomatic talks about lifting the U.S. embargo agasint Cuba is exciting news for tourists. Last October, Knox Heritage led 29 travelers in a People-to-People delegation to Cuba. According to participant Georgiana...

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Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Sapporo Snow Festival

Every year, nearly 2 million people attend the Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan. For seven days every February, Odori Park is turned into a winter wonderland, featuring gigantic snow sculptures, food, and live entertainment. The event even featured...

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Gems of the North Carolina Mountains

Article & Photos: Judy S. Blackstock The North Carolina western mountains contain pockets of earth that hold emeralds, sapphires and moonstones. Close to these mines are several small towns which are treasures unto themselves. One such location...

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Monday, September 1st, 2014

The Unlimited Universe of a Lady Trucker

By: Carole Ann Borges “She’s what? You have to be kidding?!” That was my first reaction when I heard that my friend Dona Omanoff was now driving a big-rig cross-country for a living. The last time I...

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Wheatland Plantation’s Events & Tours

Article & photos by: Judy Blackstock Graves, wars and whiskey make Wheatlands Plantation a living history book. On Saturday, July 19, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 20, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Wheatland Plantation...

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Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Backbone Rock, Home to the World’s Shortest Tunnel

by: Judy S. Blackstock Just two and a half hours north of Knoxville lies the shortest tunnel in the world. Backbone Rock tunnel, located five miles outside of Damascus, Virginia, measures only twenty feet wide. This unusual...

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Monday, May 27th, 2013

How to be a Conscientious Traveler

When Tamera Easterday really likes something, she can’t stop thinking about it. But she’s not a stalker, or like the creepy mom in the children’s book “Love you Forever.” You could say she’s more of an enthusiastic...

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Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Don’t Laugh. Irish food is Delicious.

There are times when a unique and inspiring  Knoxvillian will make my brain purr with warm and fuzzy admiration. To think, for the past 16 years, I have unknowingly been crossing paths with such a creature nearly...

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Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

“It Started Like Hell and Ended Like Heaven”

Jonathan Nicolosi’s Evolution on the  Camino de Santiago & the Camino Ferristerre in Spain “We’re all just walking each other home.” – Ram Dass Inspired by the movie The Way, Knoxvillian Jonathan Nicolosi quickly began preparing for...

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