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Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains

Travel writer Jason Frye offers his firsthand experience and advice on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains–including North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Frye includes travel strategies, such as “More Than a Drive: Top Hikes Off the BRP” and “The 3-Day Best of the Smokies.” Complete with […]

Hot chicken, served on Wonder bread with a pickle, is a signature Nashville dish. Photo © Margaret Littman.

The Best Hot Chicken in Nashville

Nashville’s most sublime food experience is not to be found in a fine restaurant or even at a standard meat-and-three cafeteria. It is served on a plate with a slice of Wonder bread and a pickle chip. It is hot chicken, a very spicy panfried delicacy, made with bone-in breast and secret spices.

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Moon Tennessee

Join travel writer and true Nashvillian Margaret Littman for an unforgettable experience. With her unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Tennessee has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Sample authentic Southern cuisine like barbecue and hot chicken, visit historical sites like Civil War memorials, and explore […]

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Moon Memphis

Travel writer and Tennessee local Margaret Littman reveals the best things Memphis has to offer, from the soul music and blues to the barbecue. Margaret provides travel strategies including the Beale Street Walking Tour and Memphis Juke Joints. Packed with information on dining, transportation and accommodations, Moon Memphis has many options for a range of […]

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Moon Nashville

Moon Nashville gives you the tools to make your own choices, with insider tips on the best spots to eat, drink, sleep, shop, and explore, including the Best Place to See Elvis, the Most Theatrical Dining Experience, the Most Inventive Brewery, the Best Live Radio Show, the Best Place to Browse for Tunes, and the […]

Tracing the ridges and hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year.

2-Week Itinerary for a Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

The Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year. In just two weeks, you can drive the 716 miles from Washington DC to Knoxville via one of the greatest scenic roads in the nation. You can also easily reverse this route by beginning in Knoxville and ending in DC.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip: 5-Day Knoxville Loop

With just five days, you can explore Knoxville, traipse into Dollywood, log some quality trail time, explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park, catch an amazing firefly display, ride a steam train…and drive a short, but beautiful, section of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Driving Tips for the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive

If you plan on driving Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive, the trip is made a lot easier—and simpler!—if you know ahead of time about the mile-marker system, when and where you can fuel up, speed limits, and how to effectively pull-off a one-way trip in either your own vehicle or a rental.

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Discover the Blue Ridge Parkway

Known as “America’s favorite scenic drive,” Blue Ridge Parkway is more than just a drive. It’s nature, serene and awesome by turns, it’s cultured cities, hiking trails, quiet moments, and realizing that the road that led you here will take you home… but you’ll be different for having driven its miles.

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Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

This full-color guide to road tripping along the Blue Ridge Parkway includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. The Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and North Carolina draws visitors from all over the world, taking them from the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina to the splendor of Shenandoah National Park in […]