Kirby Russell

Oconaluftee Islands Park bridge over water

There’s an Overlooked Park in Cherokee NC You Need To Visit

A first-hand experience visiting Oconaluftee Islands Park in Cherokee When visiting the Smokies, my family loves to stop and stretch our legs at Oconaluftee Islands Park. It’s a small park in downtown Cherokee, North Carolina. If you’re heading into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from the North Carolina side, chances are you’ll drive right past it, but I always

the pigeon forge greenway walking path in pigeon forge

Pigeon Forge Greenway: My Experience With Tips on Parking and Trails

As a runner residing in the North Georgia foothills, I am no stranger to hill work. It’s difficult to plan a route of more than a mile or two without some elevation gain. That being said, sometimes you just need a relatively flat place to run, especially when you’re on vacation in the mountains. Of course, there is no shortage of