2018 CMA Fest Survival Guide

Have a great time at the 2018 CMA Fest (CMA Country Music Festival) but be smart. Last year 782 people visited the medical tents for a variety of reasons including dehydration, sunburn and blisters. Don't add to the number this year. Here are some tips from CMA Fest veterans. Beware the heat. Dress in lightweight,... Continue Reading →

2019 Nashville Marathon: Tips from a Local Trainer

My friend Adam Lee is a respected Nashville fitness trainer. He's also a running coach and a marathon veteran who qualified for the Boston Marathon. I asked him to provide you with a Nashville-specific consult. First Things First Whether you're running your first race or Nashville returnee, it's awesome that you've prepared yourself for this race.... Continue Reading →

Traveling to Nashville Whether Driving or Flying

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 →

Navigate Nashville Streets, Part 2

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 →

Navigate Nashville Streets: Part 1

You can cuss or you can evolve when facing our confusing streets and byways. Let's start with an admittedly imperfect overview. Think of Nashville as having 5 loops around the city and 10 spokes that shoot out in most directions. 5 Sorta Loops of Nashville Loop #1: Interstates 24/40/65 In the old days, this loop... Continue Reading →

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