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Ole Smoky Moonshine – The Real Thing from Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

With deep roots in the Appalachian community of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Johnny Baker and his team will welcome you to their distillery of genuine moonshine. It’s a family business with decades of heritage. The business has grown considerably and has given … Continue reading

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Find a Warm Southern Welcome in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!

Nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee, Gatlinburg awaits you with open arms. There is just something so special about a visit to this place. It’s a very small town in and of itself. You’ll want to park … Continue reading

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Celebrating on the Watauga River

By Tom Adkinson The Watauga River rises on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina and gets interrupted by two Tennessee Valley Authority Dams in Tennessee. About 78 miles from its headwaters, it flows into the Boone Lake impoundment of the South … Continue reading

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Agritourism — It’s a Real Thing

ADAMS, Tenn. – Simply taking a city kid to a farm isn’t likely to inspire him or her to choose agriculture for a livelihood, but it certainly can provide some entertainment and show that food originates somewhere other than the … Continue reading

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An Art-Filled Stroll in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Bluff View Art District is a quiet retreat high over the Tennessee River that features a B&B operation in three houses, an art gallery, a chocolate kitchen, a bocce court, a nice restaurant, a fancy restaurant, … Continue reading

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Expert advice: See a bear, make some noise

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK — Bill Stiver, a wildlife biologist at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, wants me to do something that goes against every outdoor-loving fiber of my body. If I’m lucky enough to see a black bear, the … Continue reading

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NPS Rangers Share Parks’ Secrets

CNN.com is running a summer series featuring recommendations from National Park Service rangers about the parks they serve, which is a very cool idea. Here’s a link to an installment about my favorite, Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee … Continue reading

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ZORBing IS Safe!

In light of the recent tragedy in Russia, involving a Zorb-type globe, I felt I needed to post something for our listeners/readers to reassure them that ZORBing is indeed safe. The ski resort in Russia is not in any way … Continue reading

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2012 Was Very, Very Good to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park rose to 9,685,828 in 2012. That’s a 7.5 percent jump, making 2012 the biggest year since the 10.1 million visitors in 2000, which remains the record. Park management credited mild weather last winter … Continue reading

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Santa’s true identity

It’s entirely possible that Santa Claus is a Tennessean based on Christmas 2012.  

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