The stillness of the water soothes you as you bait your hook. Your boat bobs gently in the water as you cast your line, and the sun rises in dewy shades of orange and violet, illuminating the lush greenery that surrounds Garner Lake. The early wake up call was worth it, you think to yourself as you reel in a largemouth bass. Indeed, your time spent at hotels in Lakeland, TN will be full of moments of gratitude—feeling not only happy you came to the Volunteer State, but happy to satisfy your roaming tendencies.
You slide out of your waders and into your standard leather loafers. These shoes have proven themselves to be ideal for sauntering through picturesque parks, and they pass the test once more at International Harvester Park. Leaving your catches in a cooler inside Lakeland rental cars, you stroll through a portion of the 65-acre wonderland. Your breath catches in your throat at the sight of tall trees casting shadows over the small fishing lake and you smile at families picnicking in the sunshine. This is what travel is all about, you muse—absorbing gentle moments of humanity as they candidly unfold.
In the pursuit of people watching, you head downtown and enjoy a meal at a local diner before returning to Lakeland hotels. Satiate yourself with cups of fresh coffee and a plate of waffles with jam as you observe locals dining on plates of steak and eggs and chatting about Lakeland happenings.
Spending your sojourn taking in the beauty of nature has left you feeling well-rested and calm. The sight of rustling leaves and the tranquility of the lake soothed your spirit immensely. Similarly, staying at one of the various hotels near Lakeland, TN has confirmed your love of wandering. Deciding you would like to see more of Tennessee, you travel 24 miles southwest to hotels in Memphis. There, you’ll revel in the blues music and free spirits of the South, and perhaps decide that you’ll stay longer than originally anticipated—such is the life of a nomad.