7 Pieces of Hiking Gear to Own

For some, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are vacation go-tos because of their family-friendly attractions, range of restaurants, outlet shops, and beautiful mountain cabins. But for many, the Smokies is a top destination because of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the U.S. It brings in millions of visitors a year for its incredible mountain…


Your Guide to an iPad-free Vacay

Technology is a big part of our culture, and sometimes it can feel like it’s taking over. If you have kids (especially teens), you may find yourself constantly trying to pry their noses out of iPads and phones and away from the TV. While technology can be a good thing, it’s always nice to take a break from screens and…


5 Tips for Getting a Jumpstart on Summer Vacation

It’s never too early to start planning for summer vacation. Before you know it, the kids will be out of school and everyone will be getting the itch to get out of the house. With warmer days popping up between cold winter weeks right now, it’s the perfect time to get ready for a warm-weather getaway. And whether you’re planning…


4 Reasons to Make the Smokies a Family Tradition

We’re just going to be bold and say it: the Smoky Mountains shouldn’t just be your family’s next destination, it should be your family’s next tradition! The Smokies is the perfect place to bring your family year after year, and here are at least 4 good reasons why. Because you’ll never run out of options. Maybe you’ve traveled with your…


Pigeon Forge Resources & Rentals

Anna Porter Public Library | www.annaporterpl.org 158 Proffitt Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 (865) 436-5588 For those visiting Pigeon Forge, the Anna Porter Public Library is a great resource not only for books, but also for craft classes, computer classes, and more. You can visit the library’s website to see what classes will be offered during your stay. And although you…


Top Tips for a Summer Day at Dollywood

Loaded with fun for the whole family, Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is great for kids and adults of all ages. Couples and adults will love the shows, teens and older kids will love the roller coasters, and younger kids will love the carnival games and kiddie rides. The younger ones can try the Amazing Flying Elephants, Busy…


A Spring Wedding in the Smokies

Why and How to Have a Spring Wedding in the Smokies No matter what time of year it is, Pigeon Forge is a wonderful location for weddings. With a range of wedding services easily accessible, charming chapels, and the stunning scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains as a backdrop, it’s no wonder so many people choose to make Pigeon Forge…


Winter Weather Fun in Pigeon Forge

12 Winter Activities You Don’t Want to Miss There are many reasons why Pigeon Forge is such a popular destination for vacations, honeymoons, reunions, retreats, and weddings. The Smoky Mountain town is home to a large variety of restaurants, fun family-friendly attractions, fantastic mountain scenery, quaint little chapels, 5K races, food festivals, live music, holiday events, and so much more….


Planning Your Romantic Getaway to Pigeon Forge

Let’s start with a quiz: How often do you and your significant other spend time together? A. All the time—we’re never out of each other’s sight. B. On the weekends mostly. Dinner and a movie every Friday night. C. Um, does brushing my teeth while he’s (or she’s) in the shower count? If you answered C, you’re not alone. Many…


How to Survive Winter in Pigeon Forge

Pack layers in case the weather changes. Winters in the South are typically pretty mild. In Pigeon Forge, the average high for December through February stays around 50 degrees, and the average low is about 25 degrees. That’s why so many folks like to travel to the Smokies during their winter vacations. But one thing I’ve learned after living in…