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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Black Friday in the Smokies: A survival guide; Memorize these 6 tips from a shoppin’ pro

I did my first successful Black Friday find in 1986 – getting one of four bargain televisions at the local Wal-Mart. For visitors and locals, Sevier County is a Black Friday destination. These tips will help you navigate one of the busiest days in the Smokies. 1. Pack your patience Have snacks in the car […]

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Insider’s Guide: 9 tips to navigating Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas brings together the very best of the holiday season — music, food and jolly people! In preparation for the event, Dollywood closed for nearly a week beginning Nov. 3 and reopened on Nov. 9, unveiling a completely transformed theme park with more than five million Christmas lights.  It’s difficult for others […]

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Winterfest delayed, moved up, and SURPRISE! It starts today: Your guide for the 30th anniversary celebration

Halloween has come and gone, the temperatures are dropping (and rising, and then dropping again) — and that can only mean one thing: Winterfest is coming! Nevermind, it’s here.  The 2019-2020 Winterfest season, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, was originally scheduled from Nov. 22 through Feb. 17, 2020, but in a seemingly last-minute decision, […]

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CMA Awards celebrates legendary women, names Garth Brooks Entertainer of the Year

Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and our very own Dolly Parton hosted tonight’s 53rd annual Country Music Association Awards. Tonight’s award ceremony was meant to be an event to celebrate legendary women in country music – complete with an all-female star-studded opening medley featuring some of the greatest country music hits of our time including “Those […]

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