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The Four Big Attractions of the Land Between the Lakes

The aptly named Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is straddled on either side by lakes and offers lots of options within the 170,000 acre nature preserve. Camping, hiking, horseback riding, and fishing are just a few of the ways to enjoy some serious time in this beautiful natural area. But there are four big attractions in the recreation are that offer some different, and unique, entertainment during your exploration. Which of these would you like to do on your next trip?

Goodbye 2017…

So many things went right, so many others went wrong. 2017 was an amazing year of adventure and exploration. Here are the highlights of the year now left behind.

Viewing the Elk at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

If you happen to be driving through Cherokee into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just before sunset chances are good you’ll spot an elk. Or several elk. Sometimes as many as two dozen will leave the dense forest behind in favor of feeding in the large field at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. But before you try to view these elk for yourself there are a few things you should know.

16 Favorite Moments From 2016

Standing on a beach surrounded by lightning, struggling against gusting winds on the Mile High Swinging Bridge, watching epic sunsets and battling elk, almost getting stranded on a tiny island for the night, and embarking on the most amazing road trip I’ve taken yet. 2016 was a great year for travel. And it just so happens I have the photos to prove it.