Appalachian White Lightnin’: A Brief History of Moonshine

You can’t say you’ve experienced these dusky peaks if you’ve never sat outside on the porch with a mason jar full of moonshine cocktail while listening to bluegrass music. After all, white lightnin’, as the locals call it, is one of the most famous novelties of the Great Smoky Mountains. So how did Appalachian moonshine […]

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Family-Friendly Shows in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge makes its primary claim to fame as a center for thrilling amusement park rides and interactive outdoor adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains. However, these aren’t the only features that make this small mountain town so special. The local community is bursting with talent, from actors and musicians to comedians and magicians. As […]

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A Guide to Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains in the Fall

Can you believe it? Fall is already upon us! As the kids return to school and the spooky Halloween decorations go up, the leaves come down and the REI gear comes out. “Leaf season,” as the locals call it, is the best time to visit the Smoky Mountains for hiking. Rather than their usual lovely […]

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Faith-Based Experiences in the Smokies

Your higher power is with you no matter where you are. Yet, you may feel a stronger connection with the divine when surrounded by ancient beauty and graceful grandeur. Impressive, timeless, yet gentle – the Great Smoky Mountains inherently generate such a sense of sacredness. It’s no surprise that there is a wide variety of […]

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Best Burgers in Gatlinburg & Beyond

The truly spiritual need for caffeine to wake you up in the morning? It doesn’t compare. What about the universally-felt longing for your cat to come and sit on your lap? No, that doesn’t compare either. Nothing compares to the ravenous craving we can feel for a thick, juicy, twelve-story-high burger! Sometimes, the simplest things […]

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FAQ About The Little Pigeon River

Eastern Tennessee is full of gorgeous mountain rivers and streams. However, it can be daunting to navigate them all and know which ones are best suited to which activities. Plus, the only information available online is limited and scattered, which might not help if you’re new to the area. Come with us on a virtual […]

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