Before flying in, take to heart a little basic information and pick up a few tips from six-million-mile traveler Joe Calloway. → Note: Flying into the Nashville Airport (designated with the code BNA for Berry-Nashville Airport), you'll see a mess from the air as a major expansion is underway. Good news: it doesn't pose much... Continue Reading →
If you're traveling to Nashville, you have two choices: roadway or runway. Roadways Although our airport stays busy, for most people traveling to Nashville means driving. Three major interstates (we don't call them freeways) --I-24, I-65, I-40--intersect here. Don't know if it's still true but the city used to claim that 75% of the population... 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 →
Let me increase your accessibility to Nashville with a stockpile of resources. And check out my other blogposts for people with disabilities.
Because I experience moderate hearing loss, I appreciate any accommodations offered. That's why it's personally important to identify useful information for you. Resources for Hearing Loss and Other Disabilities Click above for general resources available for those with a variety of disabilities. Nashville Airport Here are the locations of TDDs: Concourse B – Right of... 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.
Want to fit in as a newcomer or incognito tourist? Allow me to slip you some tips that'll help you along. Be friendly. Native Nashvillians tend to be nice folks but as the city grows, we may be slipping a notch or two. Still, visitors and newcomers often marvel at what a gracious, welcoming city we... Continue Reading →