The Call of the Mountains

Mountaineer John Quillen shares tales of climbing the world’s 8,000-meter peaks We stand at the foot of the Schoolhouse Gap Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and I look to John Quillen and say, “Can you handle this or do
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Old City Eats

Historic downtown character enhances a flavorful Knoxville experience Knoxville’s historic Old City has become a walkable foodie tour, where cultures and cuisines collide to bring a variety of tastes sure to please all palates. I’ve
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Breaking Bland

Knoxville’s newest design star, Mary Welch Fox, brings her out-of-the-box approach to interior design to HGTV Knoxville native Mary Welch Fox had been looking for that big break. An interior designer who prides herself on
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Burger Battle

Testing out some local takes on an American classic Burgers are my second favorite food ever. (Watch this space for a future food battle to find out my favorite). Few things are more American than the classic hamburger. Add cheese,
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Prison Break

Marc Anthony breaks in to Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary to uncover the myths and legends Prison as a tourist attraction. Sounds fun. Most visitors to Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary have probably never spent a night in
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Strong Alley

A basic walking tour of downtown Knoxville is usually through Market Square to Gay Street, maybe skirting Krutch Park and, for the truly adventurous, down South Gay Street to the old Regas restaurant plaza and Knoxville Station. But you’ve
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Parkway Drive-In

The historic details of the Parkway Drive-In Movie Theater in Maryville are sketchy even for owner Doug Freeman. https://vimeo.com/433346571 “I need to go to the newspaper archives and look it up, but I know it was here in 1950,
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Local Marinas

Let’s give it up for the Ice Age! Millions of years ago, glaciers carved out this beautiful Tennessee Valley and left behind the skid marks we call Norris, Fort Loudon, Tellico, and Watts Bar Lakes. Boating, swimming, and all sorts
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