My girlfriend and I traveled 1,200 miles to see the 2017 eclipse! Here’s how our eclipse trip went and why we’ll drive even farther to see the 2024 eclipse. Plus tips for planning your own eclipse trip for the 2014 eclipse… and the 2045 eclipse!
This is where you'll find recent articles from our Travel, Natchez Trace Parkway, Brentwood, Franklin, and Nashville TN sites at The Fun Times Guide. If it has to do with fun places to travel, fun ways to travel, and how to save money traveling... we're talking about it here! Real people share their personal experiences traveling by motorcycle, plane, train, automobile, and cruise ship. Plus clever tips for moving to or visiting interesting places in the USA... and beyond!
I’ve got some downhill driving tips for you that I learned firsthand while driving through the hilly Smoky Mountains recently. I (finally) figured out the proper use of 2 and 1 on my automatic gear shift on this road trip! Learning how to drive downhill without using your brakes — and using engine braking instead — will make your mountain driving experience SO much more enjoyable, trust me.
Looking for couples resorts with solitude built-in? We travel a lot. Staying at a hotel resort is our favorite way to relax when we’re there more than one night. These are the best spa resorts, beach resorts, and no-kids resorts in secluded locations across the U.S. (Psst…. secluded resorts like these also make great honeymoon spots and anniversary destinations!)
I’ve visited the Rocky Steps and the Rocky Statue in Philadelphia several times. I’ve got a few handy tips that are good to know before you go! Plus, a few tips for visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, too.
River cruises operate on most of the major rivers throughout the United States. River boat cruises give you a whole different perspective on cruising. Have you tried it yet?
Do you really need rental car insurance? You know they’re going to try to sell it to you at the counter right? Here are reasons you should purchase car rental insurance and when it’s not necessary.
South of the Border, Dillon SC is one of the state’s most famous landmarks with plenty of free attractions. Conveniently located off I-95, see why I think it’s one of the best free things to do in South Carolina!
Solo travel is on the rise — most of us have started a bucket list and we’ve got places to go and people to see! Traveling alone can be super rewarding. Plus it’s easy and safe these days — when you follow a few simple tips. If you’re planning some solo vacations, here are some great websites, apps, and tips to help you get ready.
Do you enjoy the comforts of home when you’re traveling? I sure do! I’ve found that Airbnb vacation rentals have been the way to go when I travel for pleasure. You might wonder… How does Airbnb work? It’s very easy to use which makes it very popular among travelers. Choose the best rental for you, read the Airbnb reviews, and save some money. Here’s how…
Did you know that wherever you are in Tennessee there’s a state park within an hour’s drive?! Good news: ALL Tennessee state parks are now FREE! So, if you haven’t been to one of Tennessee’s state parks in awhile, this is something to add to your Bucket List. See a complete list of Tennessee state parks and which ones are our favorites in Middle Tennessee. Plus other fun things to do in the Nashville area.
Live near a state park? Consider yourself lucky! If you’re thinking that state parks are smaller (or less significant) than the 59 national parks in the U.S., think again. I love visiting state parks — and with over 10,000 of them across the U.S., there’s sure to be several near you. Find a state park (or national park) nearby, see why state parks are so amazing, and explore lists of the best state parks in America.
Thinking about visiting Hoover Dam or some other water dam soon? Here are some fun facts about Hoover Dam and a few things I’ve learned from personal experience about visiting dams. Good to know before you go!
We went to Mangia Nashville and have never enjoyed great Italian food and fun times quite like this before. See why Mangia Nashville is one of the locals’ best-kept secrets and a place NOT to be missed!
I’ve enjoyed the RV experience at a few NASCAR events in the past. NASCAR races make great RV tailgating events because of how close you can get to the action — especially if you get NASCAR infield RV parking! Here are my best tips for your first NASCAR RV camping trip.
Need Mother’s Day brunch ideas for the Brentwood mom? What about Mother’s Day gift ideas? Here’s a list of fun and easy things to do on Mother’s Day in the Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee area.
The Pancake Pantry in Nashville was on my Bucket List for awhile. Now, I’ve been there several times. See why there’s always a line at the Pancake Pantry Nashville – which is one of the Top 3 Pancake Restaurants in America! By the way, there’s a Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg now too.
There are many popular Epcot attractions that no longer exist. Here are 7 that Epcot fans still miss – see what they were like.
Mike Wolfe from the History Channel’s American Pickers TV show has an antique store in downtown Nashville, TN. It’s called Antique Archaeology Nashville. (American Pickers Iowa is located in LaClaire, Iowa.) Here’s what the Antique Archeology Nashville store is like.
Looking for things to do in Central Florida? Want a list of really fun, cheap Florida attractions? I’m a Florida native and I do a lot of traveling. I’ve discovered tons of cheap attractions in Florida that are exciting and unique! Here’s my list of 18 affordable Central Florida attractions.
Savannah is a great southern city with tons of history. There are lots of fun things to do in Savannah Georgia, from visiting the Forrest Gump bench to seeing where a Girl Scouts icon grew up. It’s hard to squeeze everything into one single post, but I’ve tried. See my favorite Savannah Georgia landmarks and attractions.
Looking for fun things to do in Nashville? We’ve compiled a list of all the best things that you absolutely MUST put on your list when you visit Music City – from where to stay, to where to eat, and what to do while you’re here!
My family visited The Parthenon in Nashville mostly because of the movie Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson journeys to The Parthenon in search of a certain object needed to complete his quest/mission. Here’s our review of the Nashville Parthenon, including the giant statue of Athena.
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is fun for the whole family. Our 10 best tips for making the most of your visit + Nashville Zoo prices, animals, hours, and directions.
Did you know Busch Gardens was once in Los Angeles? Let’s take a trip to Busch Gardens Pasadena to see what the park was like. Plus info about 5 other abandoned California theme parks.