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20+ Local Coffee Shops to check out in Tampa Bay

Although you can not drive a block or more without seeing a Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts today, independent coffee shops still continue to draw a loyal base. These local cafes often serve better coffee in a cozier, more laid-back setting. Delicious home baked goods, special events, and unique décor are also usually the norm. Not […]

The Top Things to do at Disney Springs

Disney Springs, an outdoor dining, shopping, & entertainment complex near the theme parks, is a great addition to your “Disney off day” itinerary. Take a break from the rides, the heat, the insane crowds, and all that walking in favor of a relaxed day at Disney Springs. There’s lots of great attractions here including a […]

The North Carolina Arboretum

While Asheville is most well known for its’ foodie, art, and craft beer scene, as well as the famous Biltmore Estate, there are plenty of places to escape the crowds and soak in some much needed nature. The North Carolina Arboretum is one picturesque place to spend a few hours enjoying the sights and sounds […]

Hiking Hotspot: Moore Cove Falls

One of the most popular attractions in Western North Carolina is an amazing roadside waterfall known as Looking Glass Falls. In an area nicknamed “The land of waterfalls,” Looking Glass stands out as the best-of-the-best. Not surprisingly, thousands of tourists flock to this site each year due to its’ easy accessibility. While it’s definitely worthy […]

Attraction of the Week: Ruby Falls

Chattanooga is an ideal Southeastern vacation destination for outdoor lovers and adventurous types. There are many tourist attractions that will satisfy your desire for adventure. One of these is Ruby Falls, the deepest and tallest underground waterfall open to the public. Ruby Falls is located deep inside Lookout Mountain, a 2393 foot mountain ridge located […]

Hiking Hotspot: Bear Wallow Mountain

Western North Carolina offers no shortage of beautiful mountain hikes. Bearwallow is a popular 1 mile out-and-back trail featuring a 600 foot climb up to a beautiful meadow. As it is located just 30 minutes outside of Asheville, this hike is quite popular with active locals as well as tourists looking to explore the beauty […]

Mount Mitchell: The Highest Point East of the Mississippi

The Blue Ridge Parkway, “America’s Favorite Drive,” is loaded with scenic vistas of the most dramatic mountain range in the East. The misty fog passing over the mountains creates a surreal picture-perfect setting. Asheville is the perfect place to start your adventure as many of the drive’s most memorable stops are located within an easy […]

The Best Local Coffeeshops in Downtown Asheville

Explore the local flavor of downtown Asheville via one of the many independent coffeehouses. The nationally acclaimed foodie scene isn’t limited to restaurants and breweries. The ever expanding coffee lineup brings forth plenty of exciting options. There are numerous options whether you are seeking top knotch coffee, a hipster hangout, an eclectic local art scene, […]

Hiking Hotspot: Collier Cove in WNC

Hidden far away from the tourist congestion in Asheville lies a quaint little known preserve which offers gorgeous views of the Butler mountain range and ample wildlife watching opportunities. If you find yourself seeking a peaceful escape, take a 20 minute drive south of Asheville to the small community of Arden. As an added bonus, […]

Attraction of the Week: Jump Off Rock

Many beautiful overlooks of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains can be found throughout the entire Western North region, most notably via the Blue Ridge Parkway. While this drive is incredible, it can get super busy. Avoid the tourist traffic jams and opt instead for a little gem known as the Jump Off Rock overlook. This […]