6 reasons why Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is rated Best Aquarium in North America

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies was voted Best Aquarium in North America by Readers’ Choice 2019 in USA Today. And while I personally haven’t been to every aquarium in North America (unfortunately), I have been to some of the big ones, including the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New […]

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Welcome to historic Pigeon Forge, TN

Pigeon Forge Tennessee is one of the top vacation destinations in the country —  beloved by both tourists and proud locals alike. Located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is home to hundreds of stores, restaurants and unique attractions — and of course most notably, home to the world-famous Dollywood family […]

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An insider’s guide to Cades Cove in 7 easy tips

Experience drive thru wonder and awe, all the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with walking and hiking optional. The Cades Cove Loop, located a few miles beyond the Townsend  Park Entrance is one of the magnificent sights in the park. With the added bonus of being easily accessible – even for those […]

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Top 10 things you can do in the Smokies for FREE! (for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts)

Vacationing on a budget can be tough. When I travel, I like to “pack” in a day that is free from both scheduling and financial obligations. Luckily, there are plenty of fun, free things to do in the Smokies. For the outdoorsy type: 1. Take a Hike! From natural falls to chimney tops and coves, […]

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Top 10 things to do in the Smokies this summer

Ah, summer – the kids are out of school, the temperature is hot and humid, and the mosquitos are out to play. Families are packing up their minivans and attempting the impossible (trying to please everyone for the annual summer vacation). But the good news is, if you’re heading to the Tennessee Smokies, you will […]

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