Americans spend a lot of time indoors; in fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) contends that we spend a whopping 93% of our lives inside (87% in buildings and 6% in cars). This is alarming on two levels: first, it’s a shame that so many of us are missing out on wonderful experiences like hiking, […]
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country, and in our opinion the Fall is the best time to visit them. The changing colors, the wildlife — nothing compares to the sheer natural beauty of the Smokies. Here are a few ideas for your trip to the area […]
With average summer temperatures of just below 90°, it gets pretty hot in East Tennessee this time of year. Don’t let that stop you! We’ve compiled a few ways you and your family can stay cool this summer when visiting the Smoky Mountains: Wear the right clothes Breathability is key — in other words, steer […]
If you’re visiting the Smoky Mountains this summer, you’ll probably need a place to crash. Luckily, the area is home to some of the nicest, most luxurious lodging in the country. Here are just a few that we like and strongly recommend: Great Outdoor Cabin Rentals Great Outdoor Cabin Rentals offer you some of the […]
To be honest, we don’t spend a lot of time indoors during rafting seasons. The weather is too nice, the river is too much fun, and the Smoky Mountains are too beautiful to be cooped up inside all day. But when we do venture inside for a meal or a movie, we enjoy films that […]
We were all dreaming of a white Christmas, but the 25th has come and gone, and for many of us here in the Southeast, no snowflakes were in the forecast. Luckily, East Tennessee can fulfill your warmer winter wonderland wanderlust, no skiing or sledding required. Consider it the best of both worlds: the joys of […]
We spend a lot of time indoors, so much so that it’s almost unfathomable that the average American spends 87% of their time in enclosed buildings and 6% of their time in vehicles. That’s a lot of time inside – almost 93% of all our time! We even exercise indoors now! Exercise is good for […]
Scenic drives, mountain hiking, rafting, going on a zip line, camping and wine festivals? All of this (and much more!) are possible this spring in the Smoky Mountains. We love the outdoors, and know there is a lot to see in do in East Tennessee during the spring. Here are a few of our favorite […]
Organizing groups of people can be a daunting task to say the least. It becomes especially difficult when there are a wide range of ages within a group. Rafting is the one activity everyone in your group can participate in and have a great time! Whether you have a family gathering, church group, school group, […]
You know you love what you do for a living when you’re not “on the clock”, but doing exactly what you would do if you were. That’s how rafting is for a lot of us out here on the Pigeon River. When our guides aren’t working, they’re out running other rivers gaining valuable experience and […]
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