By Margaret Littman
Seventh Edition, May 2016
Price: $21.99 USD
Nashville resident Margaret Littman gives readers an insider’s look at the Volunteer State, from the civil war battlefields of Middle Tennessee to Knoxville’s World’s Fair Park. To help travelers plan their trip, Littman provides unique trip itinerary suggestions, including Downtown and the Delta, Into the Heartland, and From Bluegrass to the Blues. Complete with tips on where to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, making the most of the amazing music scenes in Nashville and Memphis, and which of the state’s festivals are worth attending, Moon Tennessee gives travelers to tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Tennessee
Enjoy the very best of Tennessee with these itineraries:
- Downtown and the Delta: Memphis and West Tennessee
- Top Festivals
- Nashville and Middle Tennessee
- Knoxville and the Smokies
- Best Parks
- From Bluegrass to the Blues: A Musical Journey
Explore what Tennessee has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Western Plains including The Delta, Reelfoot Lake, Kentucky Lake, Land Between the Lakes, Jackson, South Along the Tennessee, Southwestern Tennessee
- Middle Tennessee including Clarksville, Along the Cumberland, West of Nashville, Franklin, The Natchez Trace, Walking Horse Country, The Southern Heartland, and Murfreesboro
- Cumberland Plateau including The Upper Plateau, The Middle Plateau, and The Lower Plateau
- Chattanooga and the Overhill Country including The Ocoee, The Hiwassee, and The Tellico
- Great Smoky Mountains including Gateways to the Smokies
- The First Frontier including The Tri-Cities, Northern Cherokee National Forest, Ridges and Valleys
Margaret Littman is both an old-timer and a relative newcomer to Nashville. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, she left Tennessee for points north over the course of her writing career. But after 17 years she could no longer resist the siren song of the Parthenon, bluegrass music, or fried pickles, so she returned to Nashville, where she writes about Music City, Southeast travel, food, pets, and more. An avid stand-up paddler, she loves being a day trip away from the Tennessee River to the south, Reelfoot Lake to the west, and Norris Dam to the east.
There’s nothing Margaret loves more than telling natives something they didn’t know about their home state. And with 75,000 miles on her station wagon already, she has lots of ideas for little-known places to listen to music, eat barbecue, paddle a lake, hike to a waterfall, or buy works by local artists.
Margaret’s work has appeared in national and regional magazines, including Wine Enthusiast, Entrepreneur, The Tennessean, and many others. She is the author of several guidebooks as well as the Nashville Essential Guide, an iPhone app.
Margaret has loved lots of places she’s lived, but the day she looked down and realized she was wearing cowboy boots in synagogue, she knew she had become a Nashvillian.