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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.

Three Days in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Driving through Pigeon Forge can be absolutely overwhelming. The towering business signs, flashing lights, and digital billboards scream at visitors beckoning them to stop for a meal, entertainment, or shopping. I had never spent a night in Pigeon Forge, instead always opting to get through the town as quick as possible to reach Gatlinburg or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But this one weekend in early October I decided to change that and spent three days in Pigeon Forge to see what it was all about. Hint: there’s more than just Dollywood.

Fall Foliage Fun

Written by Written by on Written by [shareaholic app=”share_buttons” id=”28389979″] Every year as the temps cool and the days get shorter another important natural event happens across the country: the leaves change color. This beautiful and most dramatic change of seasons brings about the desire for road trips, apple orchards, vineyards, and getting outside. But the fall colors are unpredictable and even current conditions might not last for long. So where can you find fall colors this weekend? I have scoured the web and pulled together as many resources as I could find to create this page. I have

Experiencing the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse in Cades Cove

With just three days until the total solar eclipse was set to sweep across the country I still hadn’t really decided where I wanted to plant my feet for the event. I had discovered so many amazing places between South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. But after months of traveling and pondering I decided to do what most people do in a situation like this: go with the familiar. That’s why I headed for Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.