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Kristen Combs
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Kristen Combs

Visit Knoxville’s Kristen Combs is the Director of Communications & Social Strategies. Kristen brings 14+ years of experience in the hospitality industry, a strong familiarity with Knoxville and a love for both story-telling and travel.

Guide to First Friday

Knoxville is a nature-loving-adventure-seeking-ARTSY-kinda town, and at no time is that more evident than on First Friday. First Friday is a monthly event, taking place – you guessed it – the first Friday of every month, where galleries and other venues throughout the city feature various artists’…

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Guide to Knoxville's International Cuisine

Knoxville is firmly planted in the south, and you might think all we have is southern specialties. While we do have quite a bit of that, Knoxville has a way more diverse food scene than you might think. Here’s a roundup of the deliciousness this city has to offer! Looking for European flair? We’ve…

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In the Neighborhood — Farragut

The Town of Farragut is in west Knox County and has much to offer visitors. It is named after Admiral David Farragut, who uttered the now-famous command of “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!” during the Battle of Mobile Bay in the Civil War. Farragut was born on the north side of the river…

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Fave Photos of 2022

Fave Photos of 2022 The year is winding down and there’s excitement in the air for a new year. But before we welcome 2023, we wanted to share a few of our favorite Knoxville photos captured this year. Sit back with a cuppa, and hope this inspires you to come for a visit in 2023! View this…

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10 Things to Do with Kids in the Winter

The ongoing struggle, right? You’ve got kids, the weather isn’t the greatest, but boy do they have some energy! What to do? That’s not too expensive?? Without spending forever in the car??? We’re here to help. Today’s post will share all the fun things to do in Knoxville with kids - bookmark and…

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In the Neighborhood – Fountain City

Fountain City is a neighborhood in north Knoxville that was previously an unincorporated community prior to annexation by the city of Knoxville in 1962. It’s generally considered to start north of I-640/Sharp’s Ridge past North Knoxville, and ends at Halls Crossroads to begin the Halls neighborhood…

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In the Neighborhood – Bearden

Bearden is an eclectic neighborhood west of downtown that is difficult to define. Ask a local where Bearden starts and ends and you might receive conflicting answers. For purposes of our post today, we’re using the parameters of Papermill meeting Kingston Pike on the west end, and Lyons View meeting…

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5 Local Places to Find Books

The new year is a perfect time to make a resolution to READ MORE BOOKS. Today’s post covers where to find books in Knoxville, so literally READ ON! 1. Union Avenue Books This shop checks all the boxes – locally owned, independent, hosts events, and carries books for all walks of life. Whether…

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In the Neighborhood – UT Campus

Whether you’re a current student, prospective student, parent of a student, someone who loves that particular shade of orange, or just want to get to know the University of Tennessee more, today’s post is for you! We’re talking all things UT! Not Texas, mind you – not to ruffle any feathers but…

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Knoxville Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving 2022

Not everyone wants to spend Thanksgiving in the kitchen minding green bean casseroles and basting turkeys. Lucky for you, a number of local restaurants are ready to feed you and your family. From pick-up full menus to buffets and sit-down meals, Knoxville is full of Thanksgiving options and we’ve…

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