Crystal Farrow

Atlanta, GA
Iceland Travel Agent Specialist

Iceland is arguably my favorite destination as well as the safest and friendliest country in the world. I enjoy soaking in the Blue Lagoon, just one of many hot springs on the continent and near the small town of Reykjavik. You can take a road tri...
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Smoky Mountain Travel Agent Specialist

One of the most endearing locations I know in which to plan a trip to the Great Outdoors is the Smoky Mountains. As a travel agent professional for this part of the country, I can tell you that you will love your holiday.  Even if you have not traveled often to the Great Outdoors, you will appreciate the beautiful and natural scenery this location offers. You don’t have to be a hiker to visit this woodland paradise. Driving is also a wonderful way to savor the terrain, especially during spring and summer. Located in North Carolina and Tennessee, the Great Smoky Mountains are a part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. One of the must-see attractions is Newfound Gap, sitting at 5,046 feet - the lowest pass that is drivable in the area. Gaps, also called passes or notches, represent low points in mountain ridges.  The scenic route runs through the Great Smoky Mountain State Park , about 30 miles along Newfound Gap, on U.S. Route 441. It starts at the park’s center in Gatlinburg, Tennessee (at the Sugarlands Visitor Center) and ends in Cherokee, North Carolina. Mile markers along the way alert visitors to interesting attractions, such as the Mingus Mill, the Mountain Farm Museum, and the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.  Travelers to this part of the Smokies enjoy taking pictures, although the road twists and turns, at times, and narrows in some spots. To get the best pictures, stop at the Newfound Gap parking lot, which also is a starting point for trailheads. The Appalachian Trail crosses in the area as well.  As your travel agent advisor, I suggest taking the road during the week. The weekends can get mighty crowded, so you might not be able to find a suitable parking spot. If you have extra time, you’ll enjoy your adventure more if you spend at least three or four days (Monday through Friday) in the park. The Great Smoky Mountain State Park offers an app that you can download to follow a self-driving tour of the park. While spring and summer are great times to view the scenery, you also will love visiting the Smoky Mountains in the fall. A fall color tour always delights young and old alike. Seeing the trees dressed in their fall colors of red, gold, and orange, evokes a sense of nostalgia and reverie.  It’s not surprising that the Great Smoky Mountain State Park is the most-visited national park in the country. It really has something for everyone. Plus, I can book you at accommodations that allow you to enjoy the woods and some of the surrounding vistas. No one ever comes back from a Smoky Mountain trip without plenty of good things to tell and pictures to share with friends and family. Let’s begin the adventure today. I am looking forward to working as your Smoky Mountain trip planner. Call me or email me now. 

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Destination Expert:

  • Gatlinburg
  • Pigeon Forge
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • Knoxville

Travel Specialist:

  • Hiking & Backpacking
  • Family Vacations
  • Outdoor Activities & Sports
  • National Parks
  • Animals & Wildlife
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