Many of the visitors who come to Gatlinburg, and the Smoky Mountains in general, do so to experience the natural environments and down-home feel that the region holds. When planning your stay in the area, you may be searching for a way in which you and your family can get in touch with both nature and the “rustic” lifestyle that is synonymous with the area’s history. Luckily, there is one activity that allows for both of these things at once – horseback riding, and there are several options in the area.
When vacationing to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, many people seek a peaceful, relaxing retreat, away from the stresses of daily life. Unfortunately, there are many difficulties associated with traveling that often leave tourists and their families frustrated. From the traffic filled road trip to confusing directions to a desired restaurant, travel stressors are not few and far between. Luckily, with evolving technology and the capabilities of smartphones, traveling has been made much easier through the use of applications. iPhone and Android applications have taken the travel industry by storm, aiming to streamline the users process and make their vacation as easy as possible. Download these apps before you embark on your Smoky Mountain vacation – we know you will not regret it!
I have always enjoyed the artisan shops in Gatlinburg. The beautiful pottery, jewelry, handmade soap; I could go on and on. But I must confess, from the time I was a teenager, I have found several of the other shops… well, lacking. One of the areas I had found lacking in particular was the jewelry shops.
Most of us are experts on the “How to Prevent Sun Burns” speech. We are pounded over the head with this beneficial information by our mothers, doctors, and even on commercials and in the news. But another important bit of information, especially for our little ones, is heat safety. If you are visiting from a cooler climate, make sure you take extra care with your little one. Here are a few things to keep in mind while visiting the Gents and Belles in the sultry South: Continue reading
My Mother has always been a “people watcher”. She liked to sit in malls and watch people, how they responded and interacted with their environments and one another. I too have come to enjoy people watching, but I also enjoy writing stories, so the twist is that my mind is always imagining where he/she comes from, where they are going, what they are doing here, what they are feeling, etc.
If you’ve visited Gatlinburg in the summertime, you know how chaotic the downtown Parkway can be. With hundreds of unique stores, shops, and restaurants, thousands of visitors flood the sidewalks and crosswalks as they explore Gatlinburg for surprising deals and great finds. The number of visitors is further complicated by the steady stream of traffic headed through the Parkway, cars full of excited tourists slowing down to scope out their next dinner or shopping destination.
From time-to-time parking can be a bear in downtown Gatlinburg. No one wants to spend their time searching for a place to leave their car that won’t cost them 25% of their spending money.
Spending your summer vacation in Gatlinburg offers many opportunities for fun, outdoor, summer time activities. After spending a day exerting yourself on a white-water rafting adventure or hiking through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, recovering in a cozy, comfortable cabin rental with a hot tub will be the perfect end to your day. Or spend a fun-filled day zip-lining and spend your evening exploring the downtown Gatlinburg strip. The warm, sunny weather will leave your family ready for some excitement and you will enjoy exploring Gatlinburg in a whole new way!
Are you ready to speed up the fun on your summer Gatlinburg vacation? This year’s Gatlinburg event calendar is filled with exciting raft races, river runs and other fun activities for you and your family to participate in – or perhaps just spectate! Gatlinburg attractions are also speeding up the excitement with go-kart tracks, fun rides and more. So if you and your family have a need for speed during your Gatlinburg cabin vacation, check out these family-friendly and fun events!
Gatlinburg can wash over you like a wave of fun, causing you to lose track of anything but what you are engulfed in and the anticipation of what is next. This is one of the greatest allures of this region of Tennessee. However, the abundance of fun does come with its health hazards! Most people are having too much fun to realize the danger they have put themselves or their children in until they are home later that night and the classic sting of a sunburn sets in! In the worst cases, it is accompanied by water blisters, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, chills, fever, nausea, as well as vomiting. As you can imagine, these are not the souvenirs you mean to be gathering in the Great Smoky Mountains. Fear not! You can spend the day out of doors and still avoid these trip spoilers, and one of the leading causes of skin cancer!