The fires are over and we returned to the Smokies to view the aftermath, from Pigeon Forge to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park- here’s what we discovered.
We descended 20 million years through time into the heart of the Smoky Mountains at Townsend’s Tuckaleechee Caverns. One of only two places left in this region of Tennessee that visitors can still explore. Tunnels and passages led past grottos, stalagmites, stalactites and the tallest subterranean waterfall in the Eastern United States.
Our rubber rafts hit the rapids- churning through the Class III Vegamatic, rocking the Class IV Double Reactionary and surfing the Super Glue. It was a hot summer’s day in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and we were whitewater rafting on the Big Pigeon River.
Summer is here and the river beckons! All you need for a good float is a river with a current & something to float on, right? Here’s everything you need to know for your next tubing trip, so get your inner Tom Sawyer on and check out these river tubing adventures near you!
Many visitors use the nearby Pigeon Forge, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, just 9.5 miles from National Park entrance, as a base from which to launch their Great Smoky Mountains explorations. This Tennessee town may be small, but it offers big family fun. Here 8 top family fun adventures you can try in Pigeon Forge.
Summer break is just around the corner! Time to start making plans! What kind of adventurer are you? Check out our list to reveal your adventure-style and dive into some inspiration to help plan your next escape.
November is here and the air has grown crisp and blessedly cooler. Now is the perfect time to hit the trails and take the family out for a hike. With the National Park Service celebrating its 100th anniversary and the Florida Trail celebrating its 50th anniversary, it certainly is a year for outdoor celebration. Embrace the season with a family hiking adventure! And if you need some inspiration, we have a list of family friendly hikes in the southeast to whet your appetite!
Summer vacay is looming to a close, but there still is time for a last minute escape. Instead of driving here and there, how about a destination city, where there are many family activities to choose from in a close vicinity. Here’s a list of the best family friendly destinations of the Southeast for that last minute break:
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and people are rushing about to grab a last minute card, box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers. How about a romantic destination instead? Perhaps Paris, the city of love, is just a wee bit out of reach for the last minute romantic gesture, but there are plenty more State-side locations that fit the bill. So here comes our Valentine’s Day Special: Top 10 Romantic Destinations (US Version)
No bears. What can I say, 2015 was a total bust in sighting a live bear, and boy did we try! I’ve been obsessed with bear-spotting for some bizarre reason this past year. I’ll put the blame on my dear sister, Sandy, who together with her husband, has had more then their fair share of bear sightings this year (floridahikes.com). I took the kids and headed out into the heart of bear country at the Black Bear Wilderness Area in the heart of Florida, all in hopes of spotting a bear. 1,600 acres of bear territory.