Great American Road Trip Summer 2016

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Every summer Chris and I (and Harlow) get the itch to take what we call a "great american road trip."

Two years ago it was to the Ozarks, last year it was to a state park in exotic Iowa (shout out to Dolliver park because it was actually really cool) and this year we trying to make it to Nashville. We've talked about it ever since we moved to Chicago, but just haven't made it happen quite yet.

The food, the music, the city, it all looks so cool (especially according to Helene's awesome pics.) And yes, a stop to visit Helene and her pups would be on the list as well.

I fell even more in love with the concept of a vacation to Nashville when I attended a fun Tennessee Vacation event last week in Chicago's own Grant Park.

Tennessee is obviously known for their legendary music so it was super cool to see Jason Isbell and Old Crow Medicine Show live-streamed from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Tennessee Vacation is an awesome source to help us plan our trip once we get there. They map out everything from things to do, places to stay, and events going on in the city.

Also, I am just dying to try this chicken at Hattie B's. It looks incredible.

Photo borrowed from the Food Network. I wish it was my own, because that would mean I would have eaten this little plate of heaven.

I feel like there's so many cool parts of the U.S. I haven't seen and Nashville is top of the list for me right now. Nashvillians, what do you suggest for things we should add to our list when planning this trip?

If you could road trip anywhere this summer, where would you go?

A post sponsored by Tennessee Vacation! Get out there and travel!


  1. I want that chicken!

    Her Heartland Soul

  2. if you come visit, you better hurry... wink wink.

  3. Never been to Nashville somehow. I've been to Memphis & Chattanooga (love!), but not the middle of the state. I would actually love to road trip to Chicago!! From Dallas, I'd be able to go through St. Louis and probably other great places. Likely won't work for this summer, but I think a couple trips to Austin will make up for it.

  4. If you can, make reservations for dinner at the Bluebird Cafe! It's where tons of legends got discovered and there's live music every night. I'm going to Nashville for the second time next weekend and that's top of my list since I couldn't make it last time. :)

  5. Make the drive out to Loveless Café! We roadtripped from Austin to Nashville last year and it was seriously a blast!

  6. This is perfect! I'm planning a trip to Nashville for my birthday.