Head for the Skyline in the Smokies

It’s always fun to see the Smokies up close, whether it be by foot, car, horse, llama, etc. But what if you could see the mountains from a higher perspective? Not by plane, but a way that you could almost reach out and touch the treetops? Continue reading

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Cultural Exchange in the Smoky Mountains

It’s probably not the first thing you think about when you think about the Smoky Mountains – Chinese acrobats. But it just so happens that since 2007, an amazing group of performers has been calling Sevier County home and wowing audiences with their skill and grace.

Cirque De Chine offers two hours of non-stop entertainment. Their performers fly through the air, dive through hoops 10 feet in the air, race motorcycles in a 26-foot steel globe, and ride a unicycle on a tightrope, among other acts. All this without a safety net! Continue reading

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Save Money in the Smoky Mountains

Vacations cost money, right? That’s always one of the discussion points before you head away from home – how much, what if we stay here instead, eating out versus cooking at the cabin, etc. Well, if you’d like to save money while on vacation in the Smoky Mountains (stay with me here), come to Sevier County the first weekend of August. Continue reading

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Skydive Without Getting in a Plane

Have you ever wanted to skydive, but weren’t real interested in going that far up in the sky? Well, in Pigeon Forge you can experience the sensation of flying without jumping out of a plane. Flyaway Indoor Skydiving is located at stoplight #5 in Pigeon Forge. It is the country’s first vertical wind tunnel, which allows you to body fly. Here’s how it works: Continue reading

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Smoky Mountain Rental Cabins

More than 50 years ago – in 1961 – my brand new wife, Phyllis, and I spent several days in the Smokies as part of our honeymoon trip from Illinois to Georgia (where I was entering the Army). We had a wonderful time strolling the streets of Gatlinburg and visiting the Smoky Mountains National Park. Continue reading

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Cinch Your Saddle in the Smokies

In previous posts, we’ve told you about the different ways to view The Smokies – zip line, hot air balloon, ATV, etc. One method we haven’t mentioned is horseback riding. It is a relaxing way to take in your surroundings at a leisurely pace. There are plenty of option is you chose the equine-style of travel. Continue reading

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ATV Trail Rides in the Smoky Mountains

So you’ve been shopping, seen some shows, had fun at the amusement parks. Now you want to try something different, something outdoors. What about a trip on an all-terrain vehicle in the mountains? Continue reading

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Artwork that Celebrates the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountains leave many people in awe of their beauty, with the dramatic landscapes and colors. Sevier County is fortunate to have numerous artists who do a great job of bringing the area to life with their work. One of the best is Robert Tino. Continue reading

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Upside-Down in Pigeon Forge, But On Purpose

So you’re driving through Pigeon Forge TN, noticing all the attractions when suddenly you do a double-take. What is that building doing upside down? And more importantly, what is going on inside it? Continue reading

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Zorbing in Pigeon Forge

If I say, “Have you tried ZORB?”, your first reaction maybe, “Is that a new ice cream?” or “That horrible disease?” The answer to both is no; ZORB is a crazy way to get moving and it’s in Pigeon Forge. Continue reading

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