Funding How We Make it Happen

Hey there, friends! Ever wondered how we keep up and running? Well, grab a seat by the virtual campfire, and let’s chat about the behind-the-scenes magic that fuels our mountain-loving corner of the internet. Spoiler alert: it’s all thanks to the support of folks like you and a few clever tricks up our sleeves.

Programmatic Ads:

First things first, let’s talk about those ads you see sprinkled around the site. You know, the ones that sometimes make you roll your eyes or click out of curiosity. Yeah, those. They’re a big part of how we keep the lights on. Essentially, they’re like little digital billboards, helping us bring in some dough while you browse. Our preferred programmatic ad partner is Raptive.


Next up, sponsorships! Think of these as partnerships with businesses that share our love for the Smokies. They kick in some cash, and in return, we give ’em a shoutout or maybe even feature their cool stuff on our site or in our e-newsletter. It’s like supporting each other’s dreams while keeping the adventure alive.

Coupon Listings:

Who doesn’t love a good deal, right? Our coupon listings are like treasure chests full of savings, and they’re also a fun way to fund our escapades. Businesses love getting their deals in front of you savvy shoppers, and when you snag a bargain, we get a little something-something too. Win-win!

E-commerce Sales:

Now, let’s talk shop – literally. Our e-commerce store is stocked with custom goodies that we think you’ll dig. So, shop away, my friends, and know that you’re supporting the cause with every click.

Lead Generation:

Okay, so lead generation might sound a bit fancy, but it’s just us playing matchmaker between you and the businesses that can make your Smoky Mountain dreams a reality. And when you interact with our products – like our e-commerce store or our newsletter – we may get a little thank-you from our pals in the industry.

Affiliate Partnerships:

Last but not least, we’ve got affiliate partnerships. These are like those cool friends who always know where the best hiking trails are – we recommend their stuff, you check it out, and if you buy something, we get a little pat on the back (or a small commission). It’s like spreading the love while keeping the adventure going.


So, there you have it – the not-so-secret sauce behind From ads to sponsorships to e-commerce sales, it’s all about finding creative ways to keep the adventure alive. Thanks for being part of our journey, and here’s to many more Smoky Mountain adventures together!

Have a question? Feel free to contact us here.