Great Smoky Mountains National Park New Parking Pass

Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, USA autumn landscape at Newfound Gap.

Beginning March 1, 2023, a “Park it Forward” parking pass will be required in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Here’s what you need to know. You can purchase your pass in-person or online and there are three pass lengths available; daily ($5), weekly ($15) and annual ($40).  Each pass is valid for use in […]

A Visit to Three Monkeys Photo Emporium

kids with monkeys

On our last visit to Pigeon Forge, the kids and I stopped by the Three Monkeys Photo Emporium to monkey around with the locals and take some pics. Evie did enjoy holding a monkey but, when he climbed onto her shoulder, she got super ticklish and handed over her monkey to Sean. And then Sean […]