Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Earth Day freebies in Knoxville

Looking to celebrate Earth Day in Knoxville for 2014? In addition to the upcoming EarthFest Knoxville that takes place this Saturday, there are lots of Earth Day freebies that you can enjoy.

Free Disney Tote
Take five plastic bags into the Disney Store at West Town Mall and trade them in for a free Disneynature Bears reusable tote bag. What a fun way to recycle! This is just one of the ways that Disney supports the environment. The Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Florida have a number of green initiatives. It's nice that they are offering a free tote. 

Starbucks

Monday, April 14, 2014

National Park Week: Free Admission, extra events

National Park Week offers free admission and extra events at all national parks. From April 19-26, 2014, National Park Week gives visitors another reason to get out and explore the great outdoors.

Those who live in the East Tennessee area are fortunate to be in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the number one most visited park in the United States.

Activities in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park go beyond the Cades Cove loop road.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to plan a cheap road trip

You want to take a vacation but you aren't sure where to go. The big consideration is that it has to be cheap. In fact, the cheaper the travel is the more you will enjoy it. No worries. A cheap road trip is in your future. These tips can help you get there.

PT Cruiser Shenandoah Valley
Destination
Pick a destination that's reasonable. Consider the cost of gas and the mpg of your vehicle. How far can you afford to go? Draw a circle around your city with that in mind. Anything within the circle should be within reach.

Remember the budget
These days gas can be your biggest budget item. Your hotel bill may be next and then there's food. Sightseeing costs are usually last on the list.

It's about the journey
A cheap road trip is perfect for those who enjoy the journey. Choose a back road instead of the interstate and take a leisurely pace. Enjoy the sites along the way. Packing your own food adds fun and reduces the cost of any getaway.

Look for inexpensive points of interest on your getaway. Cheap things to do on your road trip can include: