The Smoky Mountains are a beautiful place to take pictures, however a lot of people do not know where to go to see those amazing views that the Smokies has to offer. Here is a list of 10 beautiful views you don’t want to miss on your next trip to the Smoky Mountains. Read More
If you find yourself rafting in the Smokies in October, you can take a break from the water and check out Ripley’s Fright Nights. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is celebrating its 14th annual Fright Nights show this year with Voodoo 13. You will be able to catch shows with a voodoo theme on each of the 13 special event evenings. Read More
Attractions in Gatlinburg, Tennessee have so much family appeal.
With the Smoky Mountains serving as its backdrop, it offers breathtaking scenery from every vantage point. Because it has so many visitors, Gatlinburg numbered its main intersections. Visitors marvel at this oddity as well as appreciate the assistance it lends in getting around town. Read More
Who says technology is only for indoors? These five gadgets would be great for the techie in your life while white water rafting on the beautiful rapids of the Great Smoky Mountains. Read More
The annual River Raft Regatta is one of the most highly anticipated Gatlinburg events held each year. This race begins at the River Terrace Bridge across the Little Pigeon River and ends downtown at the Gatlinburg Aquarium. This race allows the true character and imagination of local residents really shine through, as nearly any floatable raft can be entered in this race. Read More
The streets of downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee will ignite with vibrant colors at the “Stand Here” Fireworks Finale at 10pm on the 4th of July. Gatlinburg has been home to the nation’s first 4th of July parade every year for the past 37 years. This spectacular event kicks off the annual Independence Day celebration that ends with an enormous fireworks display. Read More
Rafting and hiking in the Smokies with the family is a special way to make memories that will last long after you have returned home. What better way to end the day than with this classic family treat: s’mores? These five twists will be sure to satisfy after an exciting day exploring the Smokies. Read More
“Like a mountain in springtime.” Singer John Denver had it right. The Smoky Mountains, in particular, are beautiful in bloom. The online site GORP, Great Outdoor Recreation Pages, named Great Smoky Mountains National Park one of its Top 10 Parks for Spring because of its 1,500 flowering plants, most of them at their loveliest. Read More
The Smoky Mountain Outdoors is the perfect place to relax and get away from the stresses of your regular life. Whether you travel with a large group of friends or set off on a family vacation you can have fun at the 12-acre camping outpost with riverside sites. Make sure that you pack the right items for your journey to keep everyone safe and happy. Read More
Your first whitewater rafting trip is an exciting and slightly scary experience. There are ways that you can ensure that your trip goes smoothly so that you can simply enjoy the beauty, scenery and adventure of a white water rafting excursion. Whitewater rafting is a popular activity in many mountainous regions of the world. Expect a fast-paced and slightly bumpy ride that will get your adrenaline pumping.
It is important to research in advance good companies that will guide you on your trip. A good company will have all of the legal certifications and forms needed in the state where they reside. They will also have experienced guides, new equipment and good reviews from travelers who have used them in the past. Finding a reliable and resourceful company to take you on your first trip is crucial to its success. If you are unsure of how to go about this, ask locals in the town where you plan to whitewater raft. Local residents will be able to point you in the direction of a quality whitewater rafting company.
The next step is to make sure that you have the right gear for the trip. This requires speaking to the white water rafting company, but usually involves a specific type of water shoes, clothes that you can get wet, and possibly a back-pack full of other types of gear. If you are planning a camping trip you will likely need a compact tent and sleeping bags. Find out if you need to provide your own food or if the white water rafting company provides it for you. Being prepared by having the right gear will make your adventure much more fun and easier. Once you have everything in place you can simply relax, have fun and enjoy the ride.
When whitewater rafting, it is important that you follow all safety measures to ensure you make it through your trip without any issues. As is the case with any extreme sports, there are many dangers that accompany whitewater rafting. However, if you follow these safety tips, you should have no problem arriving safely at the end of the rapids. Read More