Hello. A few months ago I took a trip to Kentucky from Bluffton SC to tour a few Bourbon distilleries. My route took me from exit 8 to exit 86 on 95 then rt 26 to Asheville. From there rt 40 then up and over the Smoky Mountains etc. etc. The trip was fantastic however I swear I'll never take rt 26 again ever. Construction, dangerous drivers, stop and go, numerous accidents etc.

I want to take another trip to KY next Spring and Id like to ask for some advice on an alternate route. I don't want to get anywhere near Atlanta. I'd appreciate it.