How to Vacation in Gatlinburg Cheaply

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We all need to save money sometimes. And I always say, better to vacation cheaply than not at all! (So, so, so much better!) Right? But Gatlinburg can be VERY expensive. So here’s a plan for vacationing cheaply in the Smoky Mountain area. Check out our ideas for cheap, very cheap, and cheapest travel. Good […]

Making Camping Fun for the Family

While I’m not a psychological expert on children, I do have some qualifications that allow me to pontificate about what they like: namely, I was one. Throughout my youth I can tell you that I loved adventure – well not actual adventure, I was, after all, an extremely cautious kid — but I loved anything […]

Hikers Beware! 4 Things to Watch out for in the Smoky Mountains

So, today, for the not-so-pleasant side of the park. Here are the dangers that lurk: 1. The northern copperhead and the timber rattlesnake both live in the Smokies and are venomous. Snakebites are rare, however, and there has never been a recorded death from snakebite in the Smokies. 2. Yellowjacket wasps live in the ground […]