Thursday, July 07, 2011

Getaways Wanted! (Gatlinburg, Tennessee)

In this busy time, families often need a getaway to alleviate all the stresses in life.  These getaways allow for a family to come together, relax, and most importantly, have fun!  The anticipation of a vacation brings an immediate feeling of peace.  Kids and parents alike can share in the planning process.  The internet allows family to investigate and research activities to do throughout their stay.  Families can also select their lodging accommodations online and search based on location, amenities, and price.  The internet has made it easier to plan vacations.  You now can shop restaurants, amusement parks, and attractions before coming on vacation to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.  Cabin rentals or Smoky Mountain vacation homes can also be viewed, reserved, and reviewed online at chamber of commerce websites or company websites.

Social media has also allowed an outlet for friends, family, and the community to chime in on what's important in a given area. Twitter, facebook, and youtube are great tools to get the "411" or guest feedback about a travel destination.  Sometimes companies even give discounts through social media venues.  You can see many other pictures than may be provided via the corporate website.  So, before making your vacation plans jump on a facebook page or ask your "friends" where and what they recommend when travelling to a given destination.

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