Author Archive for Heide Brandes

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

New Orleans has its own personality any time of the year, but the winter season in the Big Easy offers visitors a chance to experience attractions that aren’t offered during the peak summer months. New Orleans is not only one of the largest cities in Louisiana, but is also the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern […]

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

I was watching the bartender smoke my whiskey Old Fashioned, and the entire bar smelled like burning wood on a cold Appalachian day. On the bar top of the Drawing Room at The Tennessean, a new luxury hotel in Knoxville, TN, a large copper and glass box swirled with dusky smoke around an Old Fashioned […]