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 It was the great comedian Victor Borge who said, “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” I agree with Mr. Borge, however, I would like to amend that quote to reflect my findings over the years; and you may quote me on this, “Music is the shortest distance between two people.…

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Upon entering Gigi Sanders, Peace By Piece Soul Station on Washington Street in Knoxville, I was immediately greeted by a smiling, and a seemingly, eternally youthful, (he will turn 80 years old this year), John Myers. He is a modest man with an amazing spirit. There was an immediate connect…

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Download Tennessee's hunting and trapping calendar pdf here.  -Courtesy of TWRA

Hunting and fishing licenses go on sale February 18 each year, the beginning of prime fishing, and are valid until the last day of February the following year. Seasons are subject to change & license fees are subject to change.Migratory bird seasons are determined by federal regulations.…


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In the nation’s most-visited park, there is solitude, even isolation. For those not accustomed to the wilderness offered by following some trails, there are easy walks that offer glimpses of the primeval forest. For other more adventurous, or experienced, hikers, there are challenging trails that lead to some of the most dramatic views the Park has to offer.

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Hidden away on 200 wooded acres overlooking the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, our bed and breakfast inn offers an east Tennessee vacation away from the churning crowds and rushed routines of everyday life. You can relax in a Smoky Mountain setting so tranquil, it's hard to imagine that…

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While almost all of our clientele are either day, section or thru-hikers, we are beginning to see a new type of customer- the hostel-hopper which I'll describe as a long-range traveler who prefers to stay at affordable (aka cheap) alternative lodgings where they can interact easily with othe…


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