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How to Make Lasting Family Memories in Pigeon Forge

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 2, 2019 | Categories: Travel
family memories

This post is sponsored by Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism. I feel so fortunate to have lived in Knoxville for the last twenty-four-years. We are able to visit Pigeon Forge practically anytime we want. We’ve experienced vacations, weekend getaways, spring breaks, fall breaks, day trips, and staycations, many times over the years in Pigeon Forge. […]

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Wilderness at the Smokies: Fun For the Whole Family

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 27, 2018 | Categories: Around Town, Travel
family fun

This is a sponsored post; consideration was paid to me by Wilderness at the Smokies. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement. My husband and I were talking about a short […]

Family Friendly Trips That Won’t Break the Bank

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 22, 2018 | Categories: Family
Family friendly trips

Let’s face it — vacations are expensive, especially if you’re traveling with the whole family. But no one wants to leave out the spouse or kids when they’re planning a family vacation, so we’re here to help. Here are a few family-friendly trips that you can take without breaking the bank. Family Friendly Trips That […]

5 Best Things to Do in North Carolina

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 15, 2018 | Categories: Travel

A visit to North Carolina is a diverse experience. You can savor spending time in cities that are full of life, or you can enjoy the tranquillity of the outdoors, with its mountain filled expanses. The area is a treat to visit at any time of year, with its lush green expanses in Summer, a […]

5 Reasons to Have a Happy Beach Holiday This Season

By: Greg Chaffins | Date: November 21, 2017 | Categories: His Lifestyle
Happy Beach Holiday

What are your plans for this Holiday Season? Does it bring up images of cuddling by the fire, sipping eggnog and listening to Bing Crosby while the snow gently falls outside? While that does sound nice, how about bucking tradition and doing something different this year by going on a beach holiday this Holiday Season. […]

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Top 7 Tips for New York Tourists

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: | Categories: Travel

The iconic draw of New York City is irresistible enough that it brings in some 60 million tourists per year. But the overwhelming size and complexity of NYC also makes it overwhelming to travel to, a virtual “tourist maze” if you try to tackle it alone and without previous experience. Seeing New York is something […]

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Planning a Cruise Trip? Five Tips to Help

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 17, 2017 | Categories: Travel
Planning a cruise trip? If a cruise vacation in in your plans, check out these tips...

If you have never taken a cruise for your vacation before, preparing for the adventure can be slightly daunting. You want to make sure that everyone in your party has a great time, and that you return from your vacation happy and refreshed. Planning is vital, if you want to have a successful vacation. This […]

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Relax, the Wall Is Down: Vacation Berlin

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 18, 2017 | Categories: Travel
Relax, the wall is down. Vacation in Berlin...

Have you been pondering about your next vacation destination and are considering Berlin for an escape from reality? When travelers read that Berlin has become one of world’s leading conference organizers, as of 2015, they can begin to understand that this city has a lot to offer. So, what do you say, let’s visit Berlin! […]

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How to Survive Your Next Road Trip

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: July 29, 2015 | Categories: Travel

This post is sponsored by Chevrolet Traverse. All opinions and my tips on how to survive your next road trip are 100% my own. Everyone looks forward to summer vacations. A much-needed break from the day-to-day grind and a time to get away with family is important. However, a road trip with family can sometimes […]

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Top Things to Do With Kids in Paris

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 13, 2015 | Categories: Family, Travel

Known around the world as the City of Love, Paris has long proved popular as a romantic holiday destination. It’s also a hit among vacationers who are keen to soak up history and culture while away from home. What’s less well known about the French capital is that it’s a superb spot to take the […]