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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Tourists, farm life and favorite views: Stories from the last generation to live in Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a national treasure, a jewel of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but Rex Caughron doesn’t bother much with going anymore. “Very seldom do I go through the Cove,” he said. “It don’t look like Cades Cove to me.” In another life, Cades Cove – or at least a hefty piece of […]

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It’s different in the mountains: 4 things you need to know about rain, flooding in the Smokies

After a record-setting spring 2019, this year’s late-winter has already brought massive rainfall and flooding, especially in Gatlinburg.  While two straight years of flooding is not enough to create a trend, it rains enough the rest of the year that knowing how floods may affect your vacation would be handy. With that in mind, here’s […]

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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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