About Teronya Holmes

Teronya Holmes (Dollywood Insider 2016-2018, 2019-Now), a native of Kingsport, Tennessee, has been a fan of Dolly Parton her entire life, having great admiration for her beautiful voice, song-writing and story-telling ability and Dolly’s uplifting attitude and outlook on life. Teronya has enjoyed visiting Dollywood since its opening in 1986. She and her family, including her husband and two sons, love the adrenaline rush from all of the great rides and attractions! Her favorite time of year to visit is during the Christmas season when the spirit of the season shines especially bright at Dollywood! Teronya blogs at ChristianTravelingMom.com and has written for various travel industry publications, including TravelingMom.com as “Storytelling TravelingMom.” Currently, she serves as executive director of the Holy Friendship Collaborative, mobilizing the Church to address the problem of addiction in Southern Appalachia. Teronya considers it a great honor to have this opportunity to share her love of Dollywood and the Smoky Mountains with everyone!
16 January 2021

Dollywood’s Down-Home Charm Explained

By | 2021-01-16T16:45:42+00:00 January 16th, 2021|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

If you’ve spent any time researching Dollywood, you know that this theme park is known for its down-home charm. Born and raised in Northeast Tennessee, I found myself wondering if this description makes you want to visit? According to the dictionary, down-home means “of, relating to, or exhibiting the simple, familiar, or folksy qualities [...]

16 December 2020

The Jolliest Dollywood Gift Ever

By | 2020-12-16T16:12:53+00:00 December 16th, 2020|Family Visits, Festivals|0 Comments

When my children were very young, my husband and I were so enamored with the idea of creating “the perfect holiday” for our boys that we tended to allow Santa to go a bit overboard with all the packages under the tree on Christmas morning. However, we very quickly discovered that the morning’s excitement [...]

16 October 2020

How to Spend a Day with Teens at Dollywood

By | 2020-10-12T15:43:02+00:00 October 16th, 2020|Family Visits|0 Comments

Ah yes, I remember it well! The year was 1986: Dollywood had just opened, and big hair and parachute pants were all the rage. I was a high school junior then, and I remember how much I loved visiting Dollywood with my church youth group, friends and family! Blazing Fury, Flooded Mine, Smoky Mountain [...]

30 September 2020

7 Reasons Why My Husband Loves Dollywood’s Resort

By | 2020-10-05T15:29:14+00:00 September 30th, 2020|Best Value, Lodging|0 Comments

If you want to get the absolute most out of your vacation experience to Dollywood and the Smokies, there is no shortage of articles out there to tell you how to do it. From my years of experience, I recommend you plan your trip around a stay at the beautiful oasis, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort [...]

7 August 2020

The Backstory Behind Dollywood’s Barnstormer (And Owens Farm)

By | 2021-04-05T16:03:07+00:00 August 7th, 2020|Attractions|0 Comments

As a Northeast Tennessee native who loves a good story, I am always fascinated to learn more about the history and backstories of interesting attractions in our region—especially when it has anything to do with Dolly Parton, Dollywood and the Smokies. The more you know and understand, the more meaning and enjoyment are brought [...]

28 November 2019

Inspirations of Thankfulness at Dollywood

By | 2019-11-27T11:57:23+00:00 November 28th, 2019|Family Visits|0 Comments

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of the year! Even though it sometimes can be overlooked as one of the “less important” holidays, it’s become especially meaningful and more important to me with each passing year. Special people, special times, special memories—these are the things that I find myself grateful for on a [...]

20 November 2019

Dollywood Insiders Go Hollywood For Day

By | 2019-11-21T10:00:10+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Recently on a spectacular autumn day, three of my fellow Dollywood Insiders and I had the unforgettable opportunity to take part in a special press conference at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. Dolly Parton was there to celebrate the upcoming launch of her new Netflix series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. The eight-movie series is a [...]

14 November 2019

Dollywood’s Resort is Decked Out for Your Christmas Visit!

By | 2019-11-14T17:45:22+00:00 November 14th, 2019|Lodging|0 Comments

Are you dreaming of a Christmas vacation? Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is the perfect place to stay if you plan to visit Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains during the holidays. Every year during the Christmas season, as the hustle and bustle of preparations and celebrations take over, I look forward to carving [...]

25 October 2019

Not Your Typical Cut and Curl: Candle-Making at Dollywood

By | 2019-10-25T17:11:21+00:00 October 25th, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

In addition to the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the excitement and fun of Dollywood, one of the main reasons people visit this region is the abundance of arts and crafts. Isolated by its own mountainous beauty, life in the Smokies once necessitated resourcefulness and handiwork. Necessity of yesterday has inspired and paved [...]

30 March 2018

Top Four Things Not to Miss at Dollywood This Season!

By | 2018-04-27T12:57:32+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Trip Planning|0 Comments

Dollywood’s 2018 season has begun! Lots of updates and additions took place during winter to get Dollywood ready for the year ahead, which has been proclaimed a “Season of Showstoppers.” It’s a fitting description for everything going on because not only does Dollywood do an incredible job of celebrating every season of the year [...]

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