Dollywoodgate: Did Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman REALLY spend Valentine’s at Dollywood?

Keith Urban shared a photo of himself and Nicole Kidman with the caption “HAPPY VALENTINES DAY❤️🔥💋” on his Instagram on Valentine’s Day eve, and it didn’t take long for the headlines to start pouring in about the couple’s sweet V-Day date at Dolly Parton’s namesake park, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.   View this post on […]

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Valentine’s Day is THIS FRIDAY! Fear not, we gathered this list of events as our gift to you 

Whether you’re single or taken, love Valentine’s Day or hate it, it’s a winter holiday that has the tendency to sneak up on you. At least, it certainly feels like it snuck up on me this year — but maybe that’s because we experienced a year’s worth of extreme weather in one week. It’s enough […]

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Shake things up at the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum of Gatlinburg

Ready to shake up your vacation? Want to add a little spice to your day?  That’s right, we’re talking about Gatlinburg’s Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, one of only a handful of salt and pepper shaker galleries in the country, featuring a collection of over 20,000 shaker sets and 1,500 pepper mills from around the […]

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6 life changing lessons from the Dolly Parton’s America podcast (WITH BEHIND THE SCENES PICTURES)

I was about five minutes into the first episode of the Dolly Parton’s America podcast when the goosebumps set in.  Little did I know that over the course of nine episodes, the Dolly Parton’s America podcast would take me on an emotional journey that would change not only the way I thought about Dolly, but […]

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6 tips to consider BEFORE you rent a cabin in The Smokies

One of my favorite holiday traditions is renting a cabin in the Smokies. What started several years ago as a way to blow off a little post-Christmas steam and play board games with a handful of old college friends has turned into quite the production as we’ve gotten older, moved around and in some cases […]

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