Ain’t nobody doesn’t like Dolly; 6 reasons we love our Appalachian queen

It turns out, East Tennessee is a matriarchy. Oh sure, there’s some popular men ‘round these parts, most of them former Volunteer football players in descending order from Peyton Manning. But while we may have a few kings, in East Tennessee, there is only one queen… Dolly. Ain’t nobody doesn’t like Dolly. Born and raised […]

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You won’t regret climbing aboard the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

Sometimes the only way to find out surprising facts about yourself, is through trial and error.  For instance, am I the type of history nerd that would pay good money to see the largest collection of Titanic life jackets ever assembled?  Why yes. Yes, I am.  To be clear, the collection is of life jackets […]

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A review of Anakeesta 2019 — A getaway from your getaway

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, a time to get away and refresh.  But then you get to a destination spot like Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge where there’s just so many things to do you end up needing a vacation within a vacation.  Anakeesta, billed as Gatlinburg’s theme park, is the perfect place to get […]

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Top 9 things explore in the Smokies during the winter (Including indoor activities that will warm ya right up)

Fresh snow on mountains, moonshine with cinnamon; bright Christmas lights and warm homemade mittens — these are just a few of my favorite things. In my opinion, nobody does Christmas like the Smokies. If you’re visiting the area in the winter, you’re in for a real treat. Here are some of the best things to […]

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This white bear is a black bear (Yes, really): 6 fascinating facts about these white furry anomalies

This is a black bear. No, you’re not looking at the next gold and white dress debate. (Or was black and blue?) Even though this guy looks a bit like a lost polar bear, he (or she) is a subspecies of the black bear. Black bears are common in the Smoky Mountains, but if you […]

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