Activities to do on a Long Car Ride

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This post is a part of a student-written series, 20 Ideas for Travel Bliss. Grace Yates is a student at  Taylor University in Upland, Ind. Check out Grace’s personal blog — Unobserved Grace. You are four syllables away from insanity as the familiar refrain sounds again. “Are we there yet?” You try to answer patiently […]

St.Patrick’s Day Ideas for Kids

I know, I’m way late, right? I should have written this post last week or before! But somehow it got scheduled for today, so here it is. Because this post is so late, I’ve included only things that are very easy to do and don’t need lots of preparation! So … here are some fun […]

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I’m showing my age, but when I was young and our family would be off on a long car ride, my sisters and I would make beds in the back of the station wagon. We’d then occupy the time by reading books, playing board games and napping. We would stretch out. Kids today aren’t so […]

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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 […]

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As the weather gets cooler, you may spend less time out and about in the Gatlinburg area and more time hunkered down in front of a roaring fire in your snuggly cabin in the Smokies. Our family’s favorite cabin activity, by far, is playing games! Here are a few games to try that you might […]

Plan a Cabin Olympics

One of my favorite things to do in a GPS (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville) cabin is to have an “Olympics”!!! Let me explain. My husband (Chris) and I have been having Olympics ever since our honeymoon. OK, that sounds weird. Let me explain more. We went to an all inclusive resort in Saint Lucia, and […]

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