About Mal Alder

Mal Alder is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she studied Creative Writing with a minor in Journalism and Electronic Media. Beyond writing, her interests include politics, new technology and anything involving the Smoky Mountains. When she's not at work she can be found at the dog park, a bookstore or a golf course, depending on the weather.

7 Amenities You Can Only Find in a Gatlinburg Cabin Rental

rocking chairs at Gatlinburg cabin

Vacationers have a lot of options when they come to the Smoky Mountains. There is no doubt that there is a large abundance of things to do, places to eat, shops to explore and places to stay.

The trick is to find things that are unique and will make your Smoky Mountain vacation as memorable as possible. An example of this, is all the unique things visitors can find inside a Gatlinburg cabin rental that they cannot find anywhere else. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Add Smoky Mountain White Water Rafting To Your Vacation

little girl white water raftingOut of all the fun and exciting family-friendly things to do in the Smoky Mountains, there is nothing quite like a Smoky Mountain white water rafting adventure. Not only do you and your family get to spend a few hours in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, but you are also sure to return home with tons of fond new memories. Continue reading

Paula Deen Opening New Shop in Downtown Gatlinburg

wooden spoonsEver since the well-known chef and restaurateur, Paula Deen, announced that she is planning on opening up a new restaurant at the Island in Pigeon Forge, it as if the southern belle is popping up everywhere. In addition to her new Pigeon Forge restaurant, Paula Deen will also be making a special appearance in the area later this summer, and now it has been announced that she will also be opening a shop in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Continue reading