August 26th, 2013 | No Comments »

The overexposed phrase “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” applies pretty well to a group camping trip, especially if you’re going with kids. A checklist will make your life much easier, and thankfully, Eastern Mountain Sports has provided an awesome infographic and the perfect checklist to print (see below)! Getting a checklist together is actually fun if you start prepping early, it builds anticipation and ensures you have a successful and fun camping trip. There’s nothing worse than forgetting a crucial item…

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May 28th, 2013 | No Comments »

A vacation is a trip that everyone should take, but not all feel privileged to do so. Work load and financial restraints are among the top two reasons why people often skip the vacation of a lifetime and stay home instead. As far as work demands go, employees find it difficult to take the time off, can’t afford a vacation or feel that they can’t relax during a vacation due to having to check in with the boss. It is however, stressful to not take…

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May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

Looking at pictures of the Smokey Mountains and surrounding terrain on the Internet or magazine really doesn’t do the real thing justice. For anyone who has traveled to the Smokey Mountains knows that the landscape alone makes for one unforgettable vacation. The month of June in Gaitlinburg, TN, the town where we’re located, is a popular one. The town welcomes people from all over to join in the fun at various festivals, theatrical performances and sporting events. During the first official month of summer, Gaitlinburg…

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