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Great Waterfall Trails Everywhere in the Smokies: Our Visits

One important part of our visit to Gatlinburg involves driving into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For nine years we've seen a fair share of waterfalls and cascades. Unfortunately, we may never see them all, but we are still... Continue Reading →

6 Notable First Time Experiences in Gatlinburg

Through the years there have been tons of memorable moments here in Gatlinburg. The ones that stand out the most are those that I've done for the very first time. With all the activities you can do and see here,... Continue Reading →

A Great Small Business in Gatlinburg: Tennessee Jed’s

When you walk inside this unassuming small business in Gatlinburg, one thing is pretty clear: The owner must be a Grateful Dead fan. I haven't officially confirmed this with him personally, but the name is undoubtedly an homage to the... Continue Reading →

How the Coronavirus is Affecting a Few Businesses in Gatlinburg

The pandemic has caused some businesses in Gatlinbug to alter plans for a full reopening. Here is an update of who has been affected by the recent case spike in Tennessee. Ruby Sunshine A temporary closure was announced by Ruby... Continue Reading →

25 Reasons Why You Must Visit The Donut Friar in Gatlinburg

We all love sweet treats, and donuts are no exception. The Donut Friar in Gatlinburg is one place where the obsession for these delicious morsels is certainly justified. While I could simplify this to just a few reasons, there are... Continue Reading →

3 Awesome Morning Plans in Gatlinburg

I wouldn't consider myself necessarily a morning person, but I'm usually up at the you-know-what crack of dawn. Given this fact, I am anxious to get out and do some exploring before Gatlinburg really starts to look like the tourist... Continue Reading →

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