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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Anakeesta Expansion coming spring 2020

Going to Anakeesta right now is bit like stepping inside an unfinished masterpiece.  It’s beautiful, but you can’t help seeing the potential for more.  And more is on the horizon. Anakeesta officials are eyeing growth plans for as early as Spring 2020.  Chief among these is a 50-foot tall observation tower. Anakeesta already boasts some of […]

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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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Ober Gatlinburg, a blast from the past: A breakdown and review of Tennessee’s only ski and snowboard destination

Ober Gatlinburg is a ski and amusement park area, and it is the state of Tennessee’s only ski and snowboard destination. Ober Gatlinburg is mostly known for its winter activities, but many of its attractions are open year-round. And as a bonus, the off seasons are typically good opportunities to see the what the park […]

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