Your Smokies Playlist: Top 7 tunes to cruise through Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

There’s a section of Alabama south of Birmingham, West of Montgomery and North of Mobile known as the Black Belt, named for the region’s dark, fertile soil.  The inhabitants of the Black Belt had an annoying habit of not supporting the political powers that be and, as punishment, when it came time to lay interstate […]

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Top 10 things to do in the Smokies when it rains

The Smokies is a beautiful place to visit year-round, but its wide elevation range can contribute to unpredictable weather patterns. Some days it feels like you experience all four seasons in one day — with rain at any given moment. In fact, according to the National Park Service, the Smokies averages about 8-11 days of […]

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A review Dolly Parton’s Stampede — Plus tips how to plan and what to expect

The Dixie is no more.  One of Pigeon Forge’s signature attractions, formerly known as the Dixie Stampede, went through a rebranding a couple of years back in an effort to change, at least a little, with the times.  Now known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede, the dinner and theatre show still offers a four-course meal – […]

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Pirates Voyage and Dinner Show, a review (Caution me mateys, dad jokes dead ahead)

There are certain obligations that come with writing about Dolly Parton’s pirate-themed dinner and show located just a cannon-blast or two away from Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.  Dad Jokes are a must. If you don’t have pirate puns, get ready to walk the plank  Pirate Lingo. If the words Avast, swab or matey do not […]

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