About Rod's Guide to the Smoky Mountains

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About Rod's Guide

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Rod's Guide to the Smoky Mountains is an online magazine and complete travel planning guide devoted to the recreational and outdoor opportunities of the Great Smoky Mountains area. Check the Smoky Mountain Guide. You'll notice from that point of departure you can access the major segments in each issue of Rods Guide. This issue contains more than 300 pages and nearly 400 images to illustrate the many recreational opportunities in the Smokies. With more than 2,000 choices of a place to lay your head and a wide choice of fine dining, shopping adventures, attractions and sites, Rod's Guide offers the most complete Smoky Mountains travel resource available.

Our goal is simple: To ensure your enjoyment and to consistently bring you back to Rod's Guide, we will strive to have something interesting and useful to say, and to say it in a straightforward way. Navigation will be simple and intuitive. If we don't meet our goal, we expect to hear from you -- most features include an "email" or "feedback" form through which you can share your ideas, comments, and suggestions.

The challenge for us will be to provide fresh, substantive material for each issue. The good news is, we have a number of writers and photographers preparing some good stuff as you read this. However, we would also like to issue an open call to writers, photographers, and artists to submit your work to Rod's Guide.

We also look forward to bringing the latest news of the Smoky Mountains to you as well. That news includes the very latest information on the recreational highlights, special events and area festivals of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Townsend, Tennessee. These four Smoky Mountain sister cities are world-class resort destinations that have become a huge aspect of the draw to this spectacular part of the world. Bringing you up to date and exclusive news on these three Tennessee locales- as well as the most comprehensive information available on the magnificent Great Smoky Mountains National Park is all part of the vision of Rod’s Guide.

In short, we aim to be your one-stop online destination for information on the Smoky Mountains region. We’ll be bringing you Tennessee travel tips, recreational info from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Townsend, area-wide Smoky Mountains festival info (including: Springfest, Winterfest and the Fall Harvest Festival information), and the very latest and most reliable information on Tennessee lodging; including Smoky Mountain cabins, hotels, lodges, and more. If you’re planning a vacation getaway to the sensational Smoky Mountains region of East Tennessee, or you’re a frequent visitor and Smoky Mountain enthusiast always looking for the latest information on the area, then Rod’s Guide is a resource we hope you’ll find invaluable!