It's good to look back. We received a request today from the TN Department of Tourist Development for some of our 2020 media highlights -- any good travel stories about our destination or specific attractions that we could share. In spite of 2020 being, well...2020, Visit Clarksville scored some top-rate travel stories in local, regional, and national media outlets. I thought I'd take this opportunity to share some highlights with you. 

In a "normal" year, we host 8-10 journalists or travel bloggers who are either on assignment from a media outlet or are here at our invitation to write and share a Clarksville story with their audiences. In 2020, we hosted an Ohio blogger in February who was camping across Tennessee. (Read the fantastic blog about Dunbar Cave from Travel Inspired Living.) Little did we know she would be our last in-market writer for a full year. In March, a global pandemic drastically changed the travel industry along with life as we knew it.  

Human nature dictates that what we can't do is exactly what we want most to do. We couldn't go, so we dreamed. We planned. We evidenced this fact on our Visit Clarksville social media channels and website as people were seeking information about travel destinations more than ever. So, travel writers kept writing. They continued to connect with us for assistance with stories. We continued to engage with them proactively through emails and postcards, working hard to keep our destination top-of-mind, just like we've been doing for years. And let's face it, Clarksville has some exciting stories to tell. 

Here are a few that made me smile in the midst of all the chaos that was 2020. Some are the result of years of work or simply being responsive in a timely manner. Some are a bit of luck. PR is like that. 

 

Fox 17

The Best Sushi in Clarksville is Worth the Drive from Nashville January 2020

WhereTraveler.com

The 8 Best RV Parks In and Around Nashville June 2020

TravelAwaits.com

The Best Stops from St. Louis to Nashville June 2020

Rediscover America

Step Back in Time at Historic Collinsville July 2020

Travel South USA

Escape to Tennessee for a Couples or Girlfriends Getaway August 2020

Forbes

Underrated Southern Destinations To Include On A Nature Lover’s Road Trip August 2020

USA Today

Women of the Century - 10 in Tennessee August 2020

TN Home & Farm

10 Reasons to Visit Clarksville This Fall September 2020

Redbook Magazine

The Winery Everyone Is Talking About in Your State October 2020

Big Daddy Kreative

18 Fun Things to Do in Clarksville October 2020

Paris!

A De-Light-Ful Evening on the Cumberland November 2020

TravelAwaits.com

Best Things do to in Every Season December 2020