Why you should catch a game at Smokies Stadium while you still can

Article by John Gullion, Featured photo by Morgan Overholt With rumors of an impending return to Knoxville swirling, the days of the Tennessee Smokies in Kodak appear to be numbered.  Looking simply at the likely end result, it’s tempting to look at the Smokies two decades at Exit 407, the main entrance to Sevier County […]

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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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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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