Appalachian White Lightnin’: A Brief History of Moonshine

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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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A Socialite’s Guide to the Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg Nightlife

Through daily routines and focused discipline, you have what it takes to accomplish your highest dreams and goals! That said, taking time to let your brain rest is equally impactful to the process. Sometimes, when you’re in the thick of life and work, a hard reset is, in fact, the wisest next step. Block off […]

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Your Smoky Mountain Brewery & Distillery Crawl Checklist

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The art of liquor distillation has long been integral to the unique culture and history of East Tennessee. It all began when Celtic immigrants fled to the Appalachian region to escape religious persecution at the end of the 17th century. They didn’t just bring their religion across the Atlantic but also their folk traditions, music, […]

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Things to Do in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg for Adults

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The small towns of the Great Smoky Mountains are perhaps best known for their family-oriented atmosphere and kid-friendly activities. Yet, that isn’t to say there aren’t also plenty of fun things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for adults! In fact, some of the region’s finest daytime experiences and most exciting nightlife await among […]

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Taste of the Smokies: Distillery Tours

The ultimate test of Southern-ness is to ask a person to name their preferred drink. If their answer is anything other than “sweet tea,” “moonshine,” or “whiskey,” then bless your heart — you’ve got a Yankee on your hands. Of course, we like to tease Yankees and non-Southern folk, but the truth is we’re just […]

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Best Smoky Mountain Moonshine Tastings & Tours in Gatlinburg

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When you think of moonshine, some may think of bearded men hunching over homemade stills deep in the Southern Smoky Mountains. The clear spirit that is essentially unaged whiskey is famous in these mountains and was how many mountain folks made their living during Prohibition in the United States. Moonshine’s interesting history is echoed throughout […]

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36 Hours in Gatlinburg

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Up and at ‘em, y’all! You only have 36 hours in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and we have a solid line-up of the most exciting Gatlinburg attractions. Who can resist a restaurant called the Pancake Pantry? Tennessee’s first pancake house, proudly established in Gatlinburg, has been flipping flapjacks made from scratch since 1960. Starting the day off […]

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Fall Festivities in the Smoky Mountains in 2018

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It’s Fall Y’all! What better way is there to break into the crisp autumn air and the sprinkling of falls leaves than with a festival? The Smokies have so much to do during these beautiful, golden months—there are plenty of festivities that are perfect for those young and old. Here are some of our favorites: […]

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