Country Music, Bootlegging, & Smokey Mountains
A lot of people think of country music, Elvis, or whiskey when considering Tennessee. But I think of waterfalls. The lush green landscape rolling into the Smokey Mountains on Tennessee’s far East border is full of waterfalls and river carved rock features. This curious water carved geography as also translated into many caves to explore.
While most travel guides will direct you to Graceland and the Blue Bird Cafe. Let me entice you to explore the wild side of the Volunteer State.
One quick, practical note: it can be easy for those unacquainted to the state of Tennessee to group locations such as Graceland, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Dollywood into one cognitive and geographic box. The state of Tennessee may account for a small block from North to South, but it is a very wide state. A drive from Graceland to Dollywood will take the better part of a day. When planning a trip, be sure to allow for enough travel time.