the wish bridge at foxfire

There’s a Bridge Hidden in the Smoky Mountains That’s Covered in Wishes

Thousands of visitors are leaving their handwritten wishes at this beautiful bridge in the Smoky Mountains ​​I’ve been around the Smoky Mountain tourism game for more than 30 years. So, I’ve come to expect certain liberties to be taken with local lore. Any mountain, cove, den, holler, waterfall or creek that happens to come under the ownership of a money-making

me fishing at english mountain trout farm

The Restaurant That Lets You Catch Your Own Fish in the Smoky Mountains

English Mountain Trout Farm is an off-the-beaten-path restaurant that lets you catch your own fish in the Smoky Mountains While I grew up in the mountains I’ve always been a city girl at heart. Sure, I’ve tried all the various “outdoor” activities. Hiking, camping and of course, fishing. While I appreciate the kind of person these sorts of activities appeal

blue lights inside Kaleidoscope Kavern

You Can Now Float Through a Kaleidoscope of Color in the Smoky Mountains

The sights and sounds of the mountains in Tennessee inspired this one-of-a-kind attraction Growing up just a few miles north of Pigeon Forge and all its area attractions, I am no stranger to adventure. I practically grew up in Dollywood. I’ve always had a sort of affinity for theme parks – waterparks included. And I’ve experienced just about every type

a hamburger from pinchys

There’s a New Best Burger in Pigeon Forge, and It’s Not What You Think

I’ve eaten at dozens of restaurants in the Smokies, these are my picks for the best burger joints in town In my over 30 years living in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, I’ve sampled dozens of local restaurants, everything from chains to hole-in-the-wall restaurants, in search of the best burger in town. Until recently, the best burger I’d ever

a no trucks sign at buc-ees

3 Surprising Reasons Behind Buc-ee’s Infamous Truck Ban

Buc-ee’s is famous for their Beaver Nuggets, they are also famous for their anti semi-truck stance As the preeminent Buc-ee’s journalist east of the Mississippi, a writer who has been extensively quoted in the paper of record in Ft. Worth, Texas, I know a thing or two about America’s favorite new gas station. I can wax poetic about the wonders

a pulled chicken sandwich from bustin butts

These are the 13 Absolute Best Restaurants in Sevierville, Says a Local

The ultimate list of restaurants not to miss in Sevierville, TN If you’re planning an upcoming trip to the Smoky Mountains, you should know Sevierville is THE place to go in Sevier County for foodies. I, an area foodie and restaurant reviewer, would know. Below, you will find my ranking of the best restaurants – and some of the most popular

burger with a side of macaroni and cheese from graze burgers in sevierville tennessee

The Burger Joint in Sevierville This Native Says You Need To Try

An honest review of Graze Burgers in Sevierville with menu items, parking and all you need to know I appreciate a restaurant that focuses on one specialty item. With places like these, the specialty is usually right in the name. This is the case with Graze Burgers in Sevierville, Tenn. The name behind Graze Burgers is undoubtedly inspired by its

skyland ranch and a miniature bull

These Are the 10 Best Things to Do in Sevierville, According to a Native

Sure, most people tend to spend their vacation time in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. But there’s plenty to do in Sevierville, too. Recently, I was able to escape my home office and enjoy one of my favorite things during a workday: Work on site. My staff at had a long list of photos we needed of new attractions and

pinchys lobster exterior with a thumbnail of a lobster roll

Pinchy’s Lobster in Sevierville, an Honest Review by a Local (Photos)

Move over Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg – There’s a new foodie scene in Sevier County There is a movement afoot in Downtown Sevierville, a changing of the culinary guard. It is a movement of artisanal burgers, of top-shelf barbecue and homemade bacon. It is a movement of locally sourced, high-end elevated mountain cuisine. And it is a movement of lobster. As

the dollly parton statue in downtown sevierville

3 Things You Shouldn’t Ever Do in Sevierville TN, According to a Local

Here are three things not to do when you’re visiting Sevierville, TN As someone who has lived in the area for decades, I can remember when Sevierville was the boring part of Sevier County. If Sevier County was a mullet, Sevierville was the business in the front part. But things have changed over the years. Sevierville is now a destination