Bryson City, North Carolina is loaded with attractions that the whole family will enjoy-- between train rides, playing on the water, its proximity to the Smoky Mountains National Park, and the charming downtown with great food and a casual vibe. You will have a fantastic weekend!Read More
Johnson City has an easy, casual vibe that will resonate with the entire family- enjoy amazing hikes, bike a local bike path, or visit Gray’s Fossil Site. You won’t have any trouble filling your weekend getaway with good times.Read More
The Cherohala Skyway offers plenty of outdoor adventure for a family weekend getaway. Go camping, hike to a mountain bald with soaring views, hug a tree in an old-growth forest, and slow down enough to listen to the wind.Read More
The Narrows is one of the most iconic hiking trails in the world because of its spectacular scenery, easy access, and the uniqueness of hiking in a river. It has been on my bucket list for years and even though I crossed it off with the day trip section, I have now added the two-day hike to my to-do list. It was a fantastic hike that the kids thoroughly enjoyed and still talk about. It totally lived up to our expectations.Read More
If you drive just over 2 hours northeast of Seattle's airport, you will find my new favorite national park, the North Cascades. It has everything you could want from an outdoor adventure--hiking trails to breathtaking views, amazingly tall trees, pristine mountain lakes for kayaking, glaciers calling out for photography, and lots of uncrowded campgrounds.Read More
Cummins Falls State Park is one of Tennessee's newest state parks (dedicated in 2013), but people have been trekking to the 75 foot high falls for generations.
It is not the easiest of swimming holes to get to, but the magnificent falls and swimming hole at the end are enough of a draw that 250,000 people visited the falls in 2015. I wouldn't go near this place on Labor Day weekend, but on a Monday morning in May, it was a gorgeous pit stop on a drive between Nashville and Knoxville on I-40.Read More
Welcome to our series “A Simply Awesome Day in...” where we share a full day’s excerpt from one of our vacation destinations. Today, we offer a fun day from our Great Smoky Mountains National Park Itinerary.
It has been a crazy cold January in Tennessee! Fortunately for us though, the record breaking temperatures created a unique opportunity to witness a frozen wonderland of icicles and cascades frozen in their tracks along the tributaries of the Little River in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Read More