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Gatlinburg Whitewater Rafting

Gatlinburg Whitewater Rafting

Our Gatlinburg whitewater rafting trip in 2016 was a vacation highlight!  We bought combination rafting and ziplining tickets at Rafting in the Smokies based on all of the great on-line reviews…and I’m here to add another endorsement to that list! Below is a map of the whitewater rafting route, pictures, tips, and a video montage of our family’s rafting and ziplining fun.  I’ve also added our answers to questions that we had going into the trip in the hopes that…

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Smoky Mountains National Park

Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the highest visited National park in the U.S.  With over 816 square miles of beautiful Appalachian Mountains, it’s not hard to realize why.  It has also been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Below is a summary of what we would recommend based on our trip.  At the time of our family vacation, our boys’ ages were 18, 17, 15, and 9.  We stayed at an incredible cabin (“Unbridled Memories”) which…

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Tennessee National Parks

Tennessee National Parks

The Tennessee National Parks list includes a 200,000 acre recreational area, Civil War battlefields, the homestead of our 17th President and the most visited National Park in the National Park system! Tennessee is bordered by the Mississippi River to the west and the Appalachian Mountains 450 miles to the east.  It cover 2 time zones (Eastern & Central) and is bordered by 8 states! (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia).  Tennessee is also home to the…

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