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Davey Crockett and a Wild Country

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For one unfamiliar with the USA, the name Tennessee is more likely resonate with Davy Crockett and great artists like Tennessee Williams, or the mournful country-western music and moonshine. Then there's that old song Chattanooga Choo Choo. An inland state, Tennessee borders Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Missouri which means it's easy to get to from almost anywhere.

Tennessee's capital and second largest city is Nashville and the Tennessee wilderness has been transformed into farmland, yet there are pockets of woodlands and more extensive state parks. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Recreation spaces include the Great Smokey Mountains, Long Hunter State Park, Burgess Falls State Park, David Crockett State Park located a half mile west of Lawrenceburg and others.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the nation's most visited national park. It lies in the eastern part of the state and it includes a section of the Appalachian Trail which roughly follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border.

Other major tourist attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga; Dollywood in Pigeon Forge; the Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg; and Elvis Presley's Graceland residence and tomb, the Memphis Zoo, and the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis.

Recreation?

Just think for a moment that we take holidays and engage in recreational activities in order to have time out from the humdrum of daily life as well is to discover new and fascinating things. Most of us find a certain degree of solace and inspiration in nature and taking time out to explore one's own inner nature is one of the most rewarding recreational activities there is.

The Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences located just over an hour's drive from Nashville or half an hours drive from Chattanooga is a resort like no other. Not only does it offer first class facilities amid a recreational woodland complete with hiking and cycle trails, it also offers yoga and meditation classes in which one can restore one's body and mind as well as appreciating the human spirit.

The Isha Institute is nonsectarian and the practices offered at the Institute bring peace of mind and joy. There are daily campus tours that include light hikes to one of many beautiful bluff vistas or waterfalls and a visit inside the largest yoga and meditation hall in the western hemisphere!

In football, the Tennessee Titans are the state favourite and goes to show that competition is a high stakes business in Tennessee.

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Isha Institute
Cover image - Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders from The Daily Noise

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