The Chocolat Inn & CafĂ© – Tastefully Unique

What do you get when you add gourmet chocolate plus a trendy inn? The answer to the equation is a tastefully unique destination in our Commonwealth known as the Chocolat Inn & CafĂ©. Now that’s my kind of math!   The Chocolat Inn is situated in Beattyville, Kentucky and provides a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers…

Christmas in Kentucky Part 1

Look to small town Kentucky for unique, Christmas treasures. Warmed with the holiday spirit, you’ll support family-owned businesses while checking items off your gift list. Click on the town name to find more details on shopping, exploring and dining. MIDWAY Active train tracks run right through the middle of downtown Midway, nestled halfway between Lexington…

Top 10 Hiking Destinations in Kentucky

The hiking options around Kentucky are truly amazing! I have explored a number of these rewarding walks, most of which I’ve shared with you in my blogs. And now I present in no particular order, my top ten list of favorite hiking spots in the Bluegrass. Just click on the links in the titles to…

Kentucky Heaven- Pilot Knob

*Family friendly *Dogs on leash Hiking Pilot Knob in Powell Country is a marvelous experience! The trail is enjoyable and the grades aren’t too steep. As you’ll gather from the photos, we chose the wintertime for our trek, an ideal for backpacking. The views are completely different than those of summer when the trees are…

Explore Corbin, Kentucky

Corbin, Kentucky is nestled between Knoxville, Tennessee and Lexington, Kentucky. The town is situated on Laurel Lake, a destination for boating, swimming and fishing amidst the beauty of Daniel Boone National Forest. Hikers enjoy 17 miles of trails at Cumberland Falls State Park while travelers visit Cumberland Falls, dubbed the “Niagara of the South”. The…

Oak Hill Gardens- London, KY

Kentucky never ceases to amaze me; the more I explore, the more I long to share! One of my favorite pastimes is discovering new and exciting places within the Bluegrass. I was invited to attend the Oak Hill Supper Club dinner at Oak Hill Gardens in London, Kentucky and was amazed to encounter a tropical, outdoor garden…

Stay Over at Red River Gorge

For Kentuckians in the know who enjoy camping, hiking and climbing, the Red River Gorge is a prime destination. I’m pleased to have partnered with Stay Over Now, a cabin management business in the area that owns 18 properties and counting. They offer little cozies like the Soul Sister that sleeps four up to the Big Boulder…

Kentucky Culinary Trail- Natural Bridge

*Family friendly *No pets on trails I have been itching to visit the Kentucky State Parks’ Culinary Trail for a while now and finally got the chance before the event ends October 31st. This program is part of the Better in the Bluegrass initiative. There are nine Kentucky State Parks participating including Jenny Wiley, Rough River Dam,…

Steam Queen L&N 2132- Corbin, KY

Family Friendly She’s the Steam Queen of Corbin, L&N 2132. A 95-year-old steam locomotive, a rare survivor when so many others were scrapped. Recently brought back home to Kentucky and made like new again. This is the story of a piece of Kentucky history and a tangible tribute to the hard working employees of the…

Red River Gorge- Slade, KY

*Kid friendly *Dogs on leashes Red River Gorge is a part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, and a must see for avid hikers. The trails are well marked and the incredible vistas will be forever ingrained in your favorite memories bank.   Off we go! Photo by Marie Pullen Photography We set out for…