Get out of your house or hotel room to enjoy the great outdoors of the midstate. And I do mean great. With options including hiking, biking, boating, golf, disc golf and more, you're sure to find reasons to get out and about. And if you're looking for something more heart-pounding, investigate Adventure Sports Around Nashville.... Continue Reading →
Nashville hot chicken--everybody talks about it but not everyone wants to set their tastebuds on fire. If you want it and your friends don't, I've got a pair of ways to maintain the peace. Plan A: they can order fried chicken without the heat. Plan B: head for a restaurant with a broader menu. I... Continue Reading →
Drink alcohol. The legal age for purchasing and/or consuming alcohol beverages is 21. Even grandmas will likely be asked to show their IDs. Also, good to know: No beer sales on Sunday until noon from a grocery, drugstore, convenience market or other retail store. It can be bought 6am-midnight any other day. No wine sales at... Continue Reading →
You need three things to drive legally as a Nashville resident. “Each person drives 36 miles a day—near the top for most miles driven.” So reads the sign at the Metro motor vehicle testing center. Until we implement workable mass transit, we drive. Let's get you motoring with a driver's license and proper auto tags to... Continue Reading →
In Navigate Nashville Streets: Part 1, I presented the 5 loops and 10 spokes of Music City. Now let's concentrate on Nashville roads in the central city area. Streets vs Avenues Let's decode Nashville roads: Numbered streets are on the east side (11st Street). Numbered avenues are on the west side of the river (e.g. 21st Avenue).... Continue Reading →
If you have disabilities, travel can be a real challenge. I wish Nashville made it easier for you. I haven't found a round-up of resources so I created one. Click the links that match your specific special needs. My thanks to individuals and agencies who provided guidance. Note: this is very much a work in... Continue Reading →
Winters in Nashville can get weird because we often get ice instead of or before snow. Plus, we aren't so good at driving in it. Consult these tips to weather the storms.
Instead of bland, generic meals, the Nashville airport offers a dozen places offering a true taste of Nashville including hot chicken and barbecue.
Only a few years ago, Nashville held few resources if you required a special diet. Today even Publix and Kroger can meet many needs. Groceries It's not a comprehensive list but it provides a solid foundation for your special diet, starting with the local businesses. Produce Place (Sylvan Park, in business since 1988) Turnip Truck... Continue Reading →
Look to liquidators for deep discounts on everything from furniture and appliances to clothes and birdseed. You never know what you'll find. Bargain Hunt aka Essex The biggest among liquidators, it has ten midstate locations. To bring you cheap merchandise, they wait for a truck to wreck, a store to go out of business or items... Continue Reading →