Inside Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies

Ober Gatlinburg Summer Activities

When you stand in front of Ripley’s Aquarium, you can see Anakeesta’s Chondolas slowly inching their way up and down the mountain. Read more

Babbling stream in the forest

Pleasant Summer Heat

If you are complaining about heat, you should talk to a Canadian friend who has been shivering for nine months and counting. They are still waiting for spring up in Ontario. You can really improve your quality of life simply by changing your perspective. Read more

Couple enjoying breakfast in bed

Save energy, choose a resort

Resorts in Gatlinburg TN make vacation more relaxing because one does not have to plan too many activities. After all, vacation is all about recreation and re-creation.  Read more

Family watching marine life swim by at an aquarium

Scavenger Hunt at Ripley’s Aquarium

It’s official! Summer is here and the town is filling up. Read more

A Summer of Moonshine and Music

Long before becoming a tourist destination, the Smoky Mountains were a haven for the makers and distributors of that illegal and highly potent brew known as moonshine. Read more