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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 refined details with a travel companion and a close friend who resides in Moscow. Once the plane landed,

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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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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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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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