A Night at Margaritaville Island Hotel | Review

On Memorial Day we spent a night at the brand new Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  This is such a neat place to stay and I can’t wait to share all of the fun photos with you guys, so let’s get started! The Details: Address: 131 Island Dr., Suite 5118 · Pigeon Forge, TN…

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A Night at The Inn at Christmas Place

A couple of weeks ago, The Inn at Christmas place hosted me for a night’s stay in their lovely hotel.  Having visited the Christmas Place store since I was a little girl, I was excited to check this place out!  First, here’s some basic details: The Inn At Christmas Place:  Main website or call 1.888.465.9644 Location:…

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Smoky Mountains Hike to Charlie’s Bunion | Take Two!

Hark, a post! The last couple of weeks have been full of things that have kept me away from the blog, mainly getting our carpet replaced, followed by me getting sick! Our house is all put back together again so I’m getting myself caught up on some backlogged photos I need to share with all…

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Hike to Spence Field and Rocky Top

Spence Field & Rocky Top via Lead Cove Trail Roundtrip Length: 10.6 miles Total Elevation Gain: 3,650 Feet Directions to Trailhead:  From the Townsend “Y” intersection, drive west for 5.6 miles on Laurel Creek Road towards Cades Cove. Parking lot for the Lead Cove Trail will be on your left. Back in October, we plotted…

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Hike to Siler’s Bald

Yay for more hiking!  This time we set our sights on… Siler’s Bald Roundtrip: 9.3 miles (we went a bit farther than that because we also took a side jaunt up to Clingman’s Dome) Total Elevation Gain: 2,152 ft (again, it’ll be more if you go to Clingman’s) Directions: From the Sugarlands Visitor Center near…

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Hike to Rainbow Falls

I’m so excited for the warm months, because that means lots and lots of hiking!!  Over Mother’s Day weekend we trekked to Rainbow Falls, and this time we had along a couple of extras – Matt’s mom and dad! Rainbow Falls: Roundtrip distance: 5.4 miles Elevation gain: 1,685ft Directions to Trailhead: From Light #8 in…

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Hiking the Lumber Ridge Trail

Back in February, we took our last cold weather hike – the Lumber Ridge Trail, beginning in Tremont. This trek can best be described as a nice, peaceful stroll through the woods. Winter hikes are different in that most of the noise from birds and other wildlife is not present, leaving you with an almost…

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2011 Hiking Round-Up

Matt and I found a new love for hiking in 2011, and we’ve had a blast sharing our photos on the blog.  In case you missed some of our adventures, here’s a collection of all of our hikes from last year!


Hiking the Rich Mountain Loop – In Snow!

Last month, Kara & Remington joined us for a wintry hike on the Rich Mountain Loop Trail.  We first hiked this route last summer, and we were interested to see the differences that the colder months would bring. Uggggly pre-dawn photo of our egg sammich.  I had to post it, otherwise you guys would have…

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