Hey y’all! My name is Tina and I am the Southern Travelista!

It may seem strange that a girl born and raised in the frozen tundra of Minnesota would call themselves the Southern Travelista. Growing up I was always drawn to the lure of the south. The warm climate, slower pace of life, and southern hospitality seemed to call me.

I had the opportunity to complete my college internship in Nashville, Tennessee, and at that point, I knew I would make the south my home! I graduated college with a degree in Intercultural Studies and made the big move as a 20-year-old kid fresh out of school.

For the last 20 years, I have called Nashville home. I have not only been able to thoroughly travel in the state of Tennessee but have taken that love of travel to all sorts of southern destinations! Nashville is called the Crossroads of the South for a reason. There are so many fantastic places to vacation and explore within a small radius of the city.

And now my passion for travel has boiled over into helping others create those memories for their families! I created The Southern Travelista to share my passion for travel and provide helpful resources for others looking to explore these fantastic Southern destinations.

Where Have My Southern Travels Taken Me?

📌Kentucky – Louisville, Paducah, Land Between the Lakes
📌Tennessee – Nashville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Hendersonville, Clarksville, Knoxville, Bell Buckle, Fall Creek Falls State Park, Smoky Mountains National Park
📌The Carolinas – Asheville
📌Georgia – Atlanta
📌Alabama – Huntsville, Birmingham, Muscle Shoals, Tuscaloosa
📌Florida – Destin, Orlando, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, Gainesville

If you are looking for a concierge-level service when planning your next southern travel vacation, check out Tina Tolbert, Magical Moments Vacations. As an Independent Travel Agent in partnership with Magical Moments Vacations, a Diamond Earmarked Disney Agency, I can provide assistance with custom itinerary planning and handle all of the details of booking your next vacation while providing the highest level of service!

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Where I Have Been Featured

A Mom Well-Traveled – Best Family Vacation Destinations – Chattanooga, TN

Home Room Travel – Underrated Fall Destinations in the US – Chattanooga, TN

Creative by Courts – Souvenirs from Around the World – Cowboy Boots from Nashville, TN

Travel + Tannins – Weekend Trips from St. Louis – Nashville, TN

Wander with Jo – 30th Birthday Travel Ideas – Nashville, TN

Solo Passport – Famous Man-Made Landmarks – The Parthenon in Nashville, TN

Periodic Adventures – Best Spring Destinations in the US – Chattanooga, TN

Brown Eyed Flower Child – NYC Hotels for Christmas – Riu Plaza Times Square

Chasing Trail Blog – NYC Bucket List – La Parisienne

A Mom Well Traveled – Best Places for Spring Break – Nashville, TN

Explore With Alec – Family Vacation Ideas – Chattanooga, TN

North Carolina Traveler – Summer Destinations – The Gardens at Biltmore