Best Ways to Get to Gatlinburg
Google Map of Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee draw throngs of visitors to Gatlinburg.  What’s great about the beautiful southern city is that it is easily accessible by less than a day’s drive for more than half of the country’s population.  On a good day, you can get there by taking I-40 to Exit 407 and […]

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10 Best Hikes in the Smokies

There is no question that the Great Smoky Mountains offer some of the most scenic views and beautiful landscapes in the United States. The best way to see these amazing surroundings during your visit is definitely on a hike—just you and the woods, with nothing to take away from the purity of the experience. There […]

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Endangered Species of the Smokies

Along with all the great reasons to visit the Great Smoky Mountains are just as many reasons to take care of the species that call them home.  They play a role in a larger food chain and ecosystem. Even the smallest of plants is crucial to maintaining a balanced environment.  Mostly, human interaction with this […]

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Best Places to Get Married in Gatlinburg

With the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains at every turn and every amenity in one homey hamlet, what better place to say “I Do” then in Gatlinburg, Tennessee?  It is, after all, the wedding capital of the South!  With many options  waiting, you’ll have wedding location and memories of your dreams.  Don’t stress about […]

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4 keys to enjoying Smoky Mountain Wilderness
Gatlinburg TN

Check your backpack before hiking the twisted trails of the Smoky Mountain wilderness. Is everything you need securely inside? Carefully packing for any hiking trip is as important as a hiking buddy and people at home who know your plans and general whereabouts. These are only four gear items important to remember, but regardless of […]

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What to Do With Your Church Group in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

If you are planning a trip with your church group, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains are a great choice. Among the many different wholesome attractions and activities, there is sure to be something appealing to every member of your group. Here are some of the region’s most popular activities to consider as you are […]

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How to Vacation in Pigeon Forge on a Budget

There are many reasons to visit Pigeon Forge. The incredible natural beauty and amazing attractions make it a premier vacation destination for any family.  And, on top of it all, Pigeon Forge can be extremely affordable. To prove it, check out this fun-filled and busy day on a budget! 8 to 9 am: Breakfast at […]

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Plan a Relaxing Day in Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains is a town filled with every kind of adventure and excitement.  But you can also enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day in this great mountain getaway town.  Here are just a few ways to enjoy a slower paced day relaxing in Pigeon Forge. 8:30 AM: Breakfast is an […]

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5 Things to Know About Fishing in Smoky Mountains

For many Smoky Mountain vacationers, the trip is not complete without a day of fishing.   In fact, for the true angler, it is the only reason to visit the Smokies. Year-round fly fishing is permitted in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  You can start fishing thirty minutes before official sunrise but must finish up […]

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