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Sevierville, Tenn.

When folks think of the Smoky Mountains, visions of glorious mountain peaks tucked in low-hanging clouds emerge. But when romance is out of the question and it’s time for family fun, the valleys of Tennessee offer their own exciting destinations. more

Mountain Explorer

12 Days of Christmas

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Partridges and pear trees need not apply: These 12 holiday destinations around Southern Appalachia offer mountain merry-makers a bit of everything—from homespun traditions to festive glamour and glitz. more

Features

Never trust a skinny cook

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Tony Gore is a man who knows food. Raised on Southern cooking, Gore learned from his mother and grandmothers, opening his first restaurant in 2006—Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain BBQ and Grill in Sevierville, Tenn. more

Sweet Appalachia