I’m really excited to interview Nick True of Mapped Out Money about Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nick’s tips for the best things to do in Chattanooga, Tennessee are great they offer a little something for everyone. The way Nick describes Chattanooga, no wonder that its nickname is The Scenic City.
Chattanooga, Tennessee is located in the eastern part of Tennessee along the border with Georgia. It sits in a valley between two large mountains and the Tennessee River runs through it. Lonely Planet named Chattanooga one of the top 10 destinations you need to see in 2018. They specifically mentioned the natural attractions, including some of the best rock climbing in the country.
Nick calls Chattanooga “eclectic” because the city has so many diverse attractions that appeal to wide variety of people. The outdoors, the local college, the art scene, the budding tech hub, and the craft breweries & distilleries. Locals call the city “Nooga” for short.
There are a few main areas of town – Downtown, North Shore, Southside, and St Elmo.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Chattanooga Fun, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Nick True about Chattanooga, Tennessee. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Green dots = best things to do in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Who is Nick True?
Nick True is a former mechanical engineer that left his job and now travels with his wife and two dogs in an Airstream. His website Mapped Out Money focuses on teaching young adults how to manage money and get ahead with your finances so that you are never, ever stuck.
Here are a couple of articles that he’s written:
- 3 Reasons You Should Stop Budgeting by the Month
- Financial Freedom is a Choice Not a Gift
- Being Entitled Makes You Poor
As you can tell, his writing is all about making the right choices in life to move one step closer to your goals. Here’s one of his recent videos.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Adam Sterling of The Sterling Traveler invites us to watch the living art of the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
What’s your favorite part of Chattanooga? Let us know in the comment section below or continue the discussion in our Facebook group!
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