NOV13.Trip.MapFor the past couple of years many of my posts (mostly about my love of bourbon, Johnny Cash and Andrew Jackson) have mentioned that I would like to take a road trip through Kentucky and Tennessee.

Although my desire was always genuine, I thought that it was just one of those things that was not ever going to happen. I traditionally take a vacation every November and was thinking about what to do this year. In the past I’ve spent early November in Stockholm, London, Buenos Aires, New York, Rome and Florence and last year, Orlando. When thinking about where to go this November, I discussed going back to Argentina. However, upon discussion with the friend with whom I would be traveling to Argentina, we decided to put it off until early 2014. This left me with an open vacation. After considering all the options, I thought to myself: “why not just bite the bullet and do the Tennessee/Kentucky thing?”

And that is exactly what I am going to do!

So, on November 1, 2013 I will be taking my trip to Tennessee and Kentucky and of course, sharing all the details with you here.

My plan is to fly in and out of Chicago which will allow me to take advantage of all the great things that great city has to offer before renting a car and hitting the road.

Over the course of several days I will make a loop through Tennessee and Kentucky, with really no agenda save for a few things I’d like to see – like the Johnny Cash Museum, the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson’s homestead), Churchill Downs and a distillery or two.

I will leave Chicago, head south to Indianapolis then it is to my Tennessee/Kentucky loop beginning in Louisville, KY then Lexington, KY, and then off to Knoxville, TN, Chattanooga, and Nashville and then back to Chicago via Louisville again.

At least that is the plan, but as with all good road trips, I will go wherever the days leads me.

I can’t wait to share my trip and all my great finds with you right here.

See more about the Johnny Cash Museum here.

Learn about The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, here.