5 reasons why Dollywood Great Pumpkin Luminights is a must to see!

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Dollywood in Sevierville, Tennessee might arguably be our favorite thing about visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. While we absolutely adore the beautiful scenery, majestic mountains, and stunning waterfalls on trails and hikes. What we really seem to never get enough of is all things Dolly Parton. We love Splash Country something fierce, get way excited when we get to spend …

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Fun Things To Do In Chattanooga TN | See Rock City and Visit Ruby Falls

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We had the awesome opportunity to head to Chattanooga this past week to more fully research the area and report on fun attractions and activities for families in the area. It was a REALLY hot day. Like REALLY hot. So I am grateful we chose to start the day at Creative Discovery Museum. It was air conditioned and cool and …

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The Chattanoogan Hotel Review |Downtown Chattanooga TN Hotel

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Spoiled. That is all I can say. We were recently so spoiled to stay 2 nights at the beautiful Chattanoogan hotel in downtown Chattanooga as an assignment for another publication. My kids kept saying: “This is the best hotel ever!” Although that is not an official review of the hotel it was definitely kid approved! The Chattanoogan is a full …

Navitat Canopy Adventures in Knoxville

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I’ll admit it, its been more than a few years since I’ve climbed a tree. When the opportunity came to explore the treetops near home in Knoxville, Tennessee, I jumped on it. Navitat Canopy Adventure Knoxville is part of the Ijams Nature Center which is conveniently located just a few minutes from downtown. Although it is just minutes from civilization, Ijams …

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Guide To Wilderness At the Smokies Hotel and Indoor Waterpark

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There are few things this family loves more than swimming and waterparks. So when we found out about Wilderness at the Smokies located in Sevierville Tennessee we knew it was just the right thing for our family to enjoy during the cold winter months. My girls were itching to get out and play in the sun but it’s been fairly …

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Things to do in Nashville with Kids | Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Art Museum

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On our recent visit to Nashville, Tennessee with kids we were looking for something fun and educational to do with them that was a little outside of the box. While researching places, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Art Museum kept coming up as a fun and unique place to visit. The idea of a large open space with scupltures and things …

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Playschooling and a trip to the Creative Discovery Museum in Chattanooga

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  We’ve all heard the terms homeschooling, road schooling and unschooling but in light of the recent NPR article that talks about how play is important essential to brain development and the fact that many schools are cutting recess down even further I’m coining the new term play schooling and am making sure my children get as much hands off …