4 News Items about the Smokies

We’ve got several items in our Tuesday Tidbits this week, including news about a new attraction in Pigeon Forge! Enjoy! Contest for Free Tickets! Running through Wednesday, all you have to do is become a Facebook friend of PigeonForge.com blog to be entered into a drawing for free tickets to Country Tonite in Pigeon Forge. […]

Holiday Events in the Smoky Mountain Region

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … but sometimes it’s hard to find out the details about the Smoky Mountain Christmas events that are available. Here’s what we’ve found: Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade — This Friday at 7:30 p.m. downtown Gatlinburg. Including more than 100 parade entries, the parade stretches from […]

5 Things We’re Thankful for This Year

We’ll be taking the rest of the week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Isn’t it great to have a time set apart to reflect on our blessings from the past year? Here’s what we’re especially thankful for this year: 1. A new team member. We are so excited that our partners, Megan and Chris Anderson, […]

4 Tidbits of Information about the Smokies

Tuesday Tidbits — News is slow during this holiday week, but we found a few interesting things for you! Enjoy! Sevierville’s 48th Annual Christmas Parade — It’s gonna be on Dec. 4th this year. Here’s more info, from the PigeonForge.com blog. Chimney Rock State Park Trail Closures — Self explanatory, from the Smoky Mountain Hiking […]

10 Reasons to Choose the Smokies for Vacation

1. The Great Outdoors. The Smoky Mountains are, by themselves, reason enough to head to the Gatlinburg area. There’s nothing like getting away from it all out in nature to relieve your stress. There are 70 different hikes in the National Park, so there’s something for every age and ability level. (Here’s a link to […]

10 Thanksgiving Games for Kids

I don’t know about you, but whether we’re heading to the mountains for a holiday or staying at home, I love to help the kids get into the spirit. Below, 10 sites you can visit for online turkey games, crafts to make at home, coloring pages to print and ideas for games to play after […]

The Smoky Mountain Hiking Club

Did you even know such a thing existed? The SMHC (Smoky Mountain Hiking Club) is a group of more than 600 hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. In 2009, the group celebrated its 85th year as a club. So what does the group do? First and foremost, each week, the members conduct hiking outings. The next one […]

Tuesday Tidbits

Here’s this week’s roundup of Smoky Mountain activities: Thanksgiving dinners in Pigeon Forge — A great little post from PigeonForge.com about five local restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner. Christmas shows in Pigeon Forge — And, from the same blog, info about Christmas shows you can attend in Pigeon Forge. Including the Black Bear Jamboree, which is […]

3 Fun Cabin Activities for Kids

Adults love soaking in hot tubs and playing cards or reading books late into the night. But what about kids? If your cabin doesn’t have kid-type arcade games, what can you do with them? Here are some ideas: 1. Bring a few surprises. Wrap up some fun new things, like kid’s games and toys that […]

Review of Rainbow Falls Trail in Smokies

So, here’s one thing we learned from this experiment: a moderate-to-rugged 5.4 mile hike in the Smokies is much, much different than a similarly rated hike in Indiana. Our kids are pretty good hikers. Kinsen, the 7-year-old, especially. She can go as far as I can and is usually in great spirits the whole time. […]