Travel to Nashville, Tennessee – Episode 173

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Geoff Smith about his boyhood home of Nashville that he recently moved back to.

What would bring a musician back to Nashville after he has lived all of the world? Geoff talks about the things that tourists come to see: the Grand Ole Opry, Honky Tonk Row (including his own piano bar the Big Bang Bar), the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Musicians Hall of Fame, The Opryland Hotel. Then Geoff tells us what he really loves about Nashville.

Nashville is a place where creative and artistic people can live among the beautiful rolling hills of Tennessee in one of the USA’s big three music cities.

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Show Notes

Geoff Smith’s webpage
Nashville, Tennessee
The Big Bang Bar – Nashville
Grand Ole Opry
Gaylord Opryland Resort Hotel & Convention Center
Checkwood Art & Gardens
Parthenon (Nashville)
Percy Warner Park
CMA (Country Music Awards) Festival
Loveless Cafe
Pancake Pantry – place to spot country music stars
Country Music Hall of Fame
Musicians Hall of Fame
Wave Country
Opryland Theme park
Hotel Indigo – “boutique hotel”
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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

5 Responses to “Travel to Nashville, Tennessee – Episode 173”

Nicole Caverta


This is a good reminder for all of us.



Thanks for posting the theme song. Finally got to listen to it in its entirety!



I thought some people would enjoy hearing the whole song. πŸ™‚



Comment concerning Geoff’s mention of the Pancake Pantry near the Vanderbilt campus. It is just pancakes, but I’m a pancake afficionado. My personal opinion…the Pancake Pantry is the single best pancakes/crepes I have had anywhere…handsdown…and I’ve been alot of places sampling alot of pancakes.

If you like pancakes and have a sweet tooth, do go to the Pancake Pantry in either Nashville or Gatlinburg (East Tennessee mtns). The lines are long on weekend mornings

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