Gatlinburg Shop Feature: All Sauced Up

Who you travel with to the Gatlinburg area determines how you’ll spend most of your time. Some people love to hike and go straight to the Smokies, some love a bargain and head to the outlets. Others love the mini golf and other touristy things, and head to Pigeon Forge. Most people, though, find time […]

Why I Love the Chimney Tops

By Guest Blogger Jayna Beutler, lifelong Smokies enthusiast There are 70+ trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We have hiked a good majority of these trails. However, we find that we keep coming back to 2-3 of them when we bring someone new to the park. Our very favorite trail is the Chimney […]

Vacation Budgeting 101: Time

You may think this seems silly. Budget your time on vacation?  But, this will help you enjoy your time even more. Seriously! I admit it; I am a very planned out person and I think about stupid details like this. But, I beg of you, hear me out. You see, the GPS (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, […]

Gatlinburg United Way Shark Race

The Gatlinburg United Way Shark Race is coming up on Monday, Sept. 27. Saturday, Sept. 25th. Sounds like a lot of fun! The day begins at the Ripley’s Aquarium with live entertainment, food and fun. Here’s how the race works: you buy a little rubber shark for $10, then enter it in a race in […]

Sevier County Fair Coming Up!

Who doesn’t love an old fashioned county fair with all the fixin’s — carnival rides, animal barns and plenty of good ole junk food. Well, if you’re in the Smoky Mountain area over Labor Day, stop by the Sevier County Fair. It looks like quite a party. The fair takes place from Monday, Sept. 6 […]

Vacation Budgeting 101: Entertainment

My recommendations for entertainment budgeting in the GPS (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville) area is going to sound very simple. However, most people do not follow these simple steps to set a budget for their “fun” things to do while in the area. All you have to do is decide how much money you can […]

5 Items You’ll Wish You Had at the Cabin

You’ve packed the basics: clothes, food, movies, games. You’ve planned everything down to a T, in fact. You think. But you’ve never traveled with my family. Here’s my favorite example. We were heading to Gatlinburg for a long weekend with my sister and bro-in-law. My husband and I are classic under-packers. We are the people […]

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – More Than an Attraction

Driving into Gatlinburg, it’s one of the first sights you see. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has a prime location, right behind and above the beginning of the downtown strip. It sits majestically on the river, with flags flying and a quaint bridge in front. You can’t help but wonder about it. Now, I know […]

Vacation Budgeting 101: Cabins

This is the second installment of a 4-part series about vacation budgeting. Check back on the next 2 Wednesdays for information about budgeting entertainment spending and your time while visiting the Smokies. Click here for information about budgeting financially. There are several things to consider when planning a budget for a cabin in the GPS […]

New Cabin Show!

Check out our new edition of the Cabin Show — available here to the right. Chris Anderson, our show host, is back with an episode about relax’n at the cabin. Enjoy!