Florida vacations run the gamut from bohemian-style parties in the Florida Keys to kid-crazy family-fun zones in Orlando. But there’s a semi-secret part of the Sunshine State that hides in plain sight along the Gulf Coast and Tampa Bay.
The term “folksy” doesn’t even begin to describe the foot-stomping, down-home, feel-good flavor of Pigeon Forge, a mountain enclave nestled within the famous Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee.
A big part of family travel involves keeping everyone calm, happy and comfortable while exploring new territory—easier said than done, right? Fortunately, family travel apps are at your click-and-call, perched on your mobile device like little knights in shining armor. Springing to action on a moment’s notice, they can ensure smooth rides, trouble-free transitions, access to family-friendly activities, and info on getting around in new places.
Busy metropolitan areas can be great fun for families if you plan ahead and “know the ropes.” But what about getting around on hectic and unfamiliar city streets, with exorbitant parking-meter rates and a litany of rules requiring 5 minutes of reading just to figure out if you can actually park there? Fortunately, today’s world has Uber and Lyft, which can be godsends for families.