Traveling Kentucky

Dog Slaughter Falls in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Southern Kentucky

I’ve noticed there are many job offerings in Kentucky.  If spending the holidays in the mountains and bluegrass territory is something you have considered then this might be the place for you.  Because of its central U.S. location,   Kentucky weather is typically mild and moderate year round.

The state experiences all four distinct seasons, with warm summers and moderately cold winters.  The fall colors in the mountains in the fall are brilliant.

So Much To Do

Since there’s so much to explore,  I thought I would list a few of my favorite towns and things to do:


Enjoy Louisville Slugger Museum and Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs, moonshine or bourbon distilleries, picturesque caverns, the Waterfront Park, the zoo and historic houses on the weekends, and Fourth Street Live for amazing nightlife. If antiquing is your hobby, there are many fun little shops in Louisville. I have spent quite a bit of time in Louisville and the people are so warm and friendly,


The Kentucky Derby is well known and Lexington is the Horse Capital of the World. This vibrant city is located  in the hills of Kentucky’s famed scenic bluegrass region. You will also find Waveland State Historic site with its antebellum home to tour.

Bowling Green:

If you ar3e into cars then check out the Corvette Museum.  Maybe hang out at MCM Motorsports Park or hike Shanty Hollow and explore Lost River Cave and Valley.  Visit Chaney’s Dairy Barn or go tasting at Corsair Artisan Distillery.


You can’t go to Kentucky and not make a Day trip to the very famous Mammoth Cave National Park!  This is the world’s longest known cave system. It has more than 390 miles explored, and is a part of South Central Kentucky.  Located not far from Lake Cumberland – Jamestown & Russell Springs, Kentucky.


Berea is a town near the edge of central Kentucky’s Blue Grass Region.  It is only 39 miles south of Lexington, and is a small town rich in culture, history and big on sustainability. This is an artist’s community of weavers, instrument makers, furniture artisans, jewelry designers, glass workers, potters, painters, sculptors, and musicians.

If Kentucky is on your list of places to work you should know that pay is good. As a travel nurse, your housing and benefits are included in your contract.  Even more enticing is the low cost-of-living for gas, food, and entertainment. You can save money and have fun too.

Right now NursesRx has many job offerings in Kentucky locations.

Happy traveling this fall.



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Cheryl Roby, RN

Cheryl J. Roby is a Registered Nurse and retired US Army Reserve Nurse Major. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience and 26 years of military experience in the Army Nurse Corp. During her nursing career, she has traveled as part of her military experience visiting many of the 50 states and to South Korea. She was trained as an Army Medic during the Vietnam era and later as an OR tec. She went on to become a Licensed Practical Nurse and then completed her nursing training as a Registered Nurse. She was then commissioned as an officer in the Army Reserves. She appreciated the challenge of working in various specialties and expanding her clinical and professional skill sets. Her time in the Army Reserves and California National Guard gave her the opportunity to travel to most of the 50 states and work in other medical facilities. During her career, she had the opportunity to work in several specialties to include, OR, Occupational Health, Hospice, Sexual Assault Team, Forensic/ Correctional Nurse, Nurse Case Manager for developmental disabilities, Parish Nursing as well as a Nurse Entrepreneur.

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