Alaina O’Neal | The Smokies | Author Bio
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About Alaina O’Neal, Co-Founder of TheSmokies.com
Alaina O’Neal is a talented writer, graphic designer and entrepreneur.
She has worked for a variety of media outlets including the Citizen Tribune, The Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Elizabethton Star.
During those tenures, she received multiple Tennessee Press Association awards.
Alaina and her team were bitten by the “blogging bug” in 2020 when they launched their original concept – TheSmokies.com, an homage to her hometown in Tennessee.
What started out as a passion project quickly turned into a massive success.
In the footsteps of that success, Alaina and her team launched HeyOrlando.com in 2022, and later MiamiTake.com in 2023.
Alaina’s Latest Articles
21 Best Free Things To Do in Gatlinburg, Surrounding Areas
Vacationing on a budget can be tough. And even if you’re planning on hitting most of the major attractions, it’s nice to build in a…
What’s New at Dollywood? 7 Big Changes in 2023
For many employees across Dollywood’s properties, the “off-season” means anything but time off. It means cleaning, decorating, remodeling and building. And on Friday, March 10…
Big Bear Mountain at Dollywood: Opening Date, What To Expect 
Last summer, Dolly Parton herself along with Dollywood officials hosted a BIG event at the theme park to release details about Dollywood’s newest ride, the…
The History of the Hatfields and McCoys, a Timeline of Real Events
The truth is sometimes stranger than fiction, and it’s certainly the case with the Hatfields and the McCoys. You may have heard about this famous…
Rod Run Pigeon Forge Event Details and What You Should Know 
You know it’s coming when you see the Parkway in Pigeon Forge lined with lawn chairs and mobility scooters. Rod Run in Pigeon Forge is…
A Simple Guide to Smoky Mountain Parking Passes, Park it Forward
Beginning March 1, 2023, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will launch the Park it Forward program. The new program is meant to help generate revenue…