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Next Stop: Mexico's Riviera Maya

I can’t count the number of times I’ve said I’d book a beach vacation when I lost weight. Hundreds? A thousand?

It was the same with our trip to London. I always said I’d travel when the weight dropped off and I felt comfortable in my own skin. My lifelong struggle with weight was holding me back, and the best thing I did last year was say to myself: to heck with it, let’s book this vacation!

How to Spend a Weekend in Pigeon Forge on a Budget - Part 2

This post is second in a series of planning a budget-friendly weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN. To read Part 1, click here.

Book Your Room Wisely

Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg are brimming with accommodations, so don’t limit yourself. Although we had the rewards points for an upgraded stay at Choice Hotel, we often book the same little family-owned and operated motel my parents took me to when I was a kid. I’m fond of accommodations like the Maples Motor Inn because they offer flat rates, and when they’re posted on their website, you can see which weeks are going to cost more than others. This allows you to plan your getaway on the "off" weeks, when Pigeon Forge is going to be less crowded in general.