5 Tennessee Cave Adventures

Did you know that Tennessee has more than 8,600 known caves? That’s more than any other state in the U.S. We’ve seen signs to different caving adventures in the Smokies, but haven’t ever visited any. Today, I thought we’d take a look at the industry in Tennessee. On Wednesday, I’ll be back with some information […]

Visit Wilderness at the Smokies for Indoor Water Fun

You know, our family loves to stay in a mountain cabin. And when we go to the Smokies and don’t stay in a cabin, it’s because we’re trying to stay cheap. For those reasons alone, we haven’t ever stayed at the Wilderness at the Smokies. But we will stay some day. Make no mistake. Every […]

Dollywood to Open New Thrill Ride for 2011

Dollywood will open its 2011 season on Saturday, March 26. And a new thrill ride will open for business that day, too. The Barnstormer will be new to the park this year. It will be located in Owen’s Farm, right by Craftman’s Valley. Up to 32 passengers will be seated back-to-back on two giant pendulum […]

Stay at the LeConte Lodge in the Smokies!

Someday … when the kids are older and I’m in tip-top shape, we will do this as a family. Did you know that you can hike to the top of Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Smokies at 6593 feet, and stay in the rustic LeConte Lodge overnight? Sounds like an adventure to […]

Bed and Breakfasts in the Smokies

We’ve stayed in hotels, condos and cabins in the Smokies. The one thing we’ve never tried is a Bed and Breakfast. I don’t know why not. Maybe it seems like something that’s not kid-friendly? Anyway, I was curious about the availability of Bed and Breakfasts in the area. Wow, did I find some amazing ones! […]

5 Summer Camps in the Smokies

  Spiders in the bunkhouse. Swims in a slimy lake. Cute boys and dances and arts and crafts. Ahhh, summer camp. Those, without doubt, were some of the best days on my life. I spent a lot of time at a summer camp (Miracle Camp) in Michigan growing up. I wouldn’t have traded the experiences. […]

Fantastic Stay at Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort

The following is a guest blog, reprinted with permission from The Q Family Adventures Travel Blog. This blog is about what you’d expect — a family that loves to travel. Not long ago, the Q Family traveled to Gatlinburg. I liked this blog about an area hotel/timeshare. Thanks, Mrs. Q, for sharing this with us! […]

3 New Year’s Eve Events in the Smoky Mountain Area

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the beginning of 2011 in the Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville area? Here are the three biggest parties happening in town, along with some extra info about them. New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks — On Dec. 31st, Gatlinburg will host the 23rd annual New Year’s celebration at […]