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5 Fun things to do in Hendersonville, North Carolina

Hendersonville, the 2nd largest city in Western North Carolina, is a great base location for exploring the natural wonders of the mesmerizing Blue Ridge mountain region. The quaint city is centrally located to many notable attractions including the Blue Ridge Parkway, beautiful national forests, and over 200 waterfalls. Add in a growing foodie scene and […]

5 Things to do in Brevard, North Carolina

Brevard is a small Western North Carolina mountain town located within beautiful Transylvania County. Despite the spooky name, this county has been nicknamed “The Land of Waterfalls.” With over 200 amazing waterfalls to choose amongst, outdoor enthusiasts will have a field day exploring nature at its’ best. A bustling downtown, a lively year-round events lineup, […]

Attraction of the Week: Hot Springs, North Carolina

Health enthusiasts have been enjoying the amazing natural healing powers of hot springs for centuries. The mineral rich waters reportedly cure a wide range of illnesses and ailments. Many with joint and muscle problems swear by these springs for the immense relief they provide. Soaking in waters enriched with trace minerals like silica and sulfur […]

10 Relaxing things to do in Asheville, NC

At one point, Asheville was predominantly known as a low-key, artsy Bohemian city, surrounded by beautiful scenery, with close access to the Blue Ridge mountains. While the city’s art scene is still considered one of the most eccentric, today, the city is more well known for its’ craft brewery and foodie scene. Asheville is a […]

Hiking Hotspot: Whiteside Mountain

Whiteside Mountain is a popular hiking trail located near Highlands, North Carolina. Highlands is a small touristy town known for its’ close proximity to many natural wonders including waterfalls and tranquil hiking trails within the beautiful Nantahala National Forest. This quaint mountain oasis is a popular destination with hikers, nature lovers, and photographers. The mild […]

Hiking Hotspot: Crabtree Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway

One of the prettiest waterfalls on the Blue Ridge Parkway is located within close proximity to Asheville. If you plan on making Asheville your base for outdoor adventures, you will be within easy access to so many breathtaking Western North Carolina waterfalls. Crabtree Falls is really one of the most stunning falls, not only on […]

15 Amazing Drives to add to your Bucket List

1. Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway Location: Just outside of Tucson, Arizona Length of drive: 27 miles Highlights: Amazing views of the Saguaro cacti, beautiful mixed conifer forest, access to high altitude hiking trails, 30 degrees cooler than the surrounding desert, fabulous leaf peeping in the fall, winter snow destination Attractions: Marshall Gulch trail, Mt. Lemmon […]

Roadside Waterfalls near Asheville

One of the top things to do on any Western North Carolina vacation is checking out a waterfall or 2. The area is loaded with over 200 enchanting waterfalls. Some require hours of intense hiking, while others can be viewed immediately after hopping out of your car. Understandably, many tourists are looking to keep their […]

Hiking Hotspot: Mt. Pisgah in Western North Carolina

Mt Pisgah, located within the Pisgah National Forest, is a prominent mountain easily visible from Asheville. The trek to the 5721 foot summit is the perfect option for adventurous fitness buffs seeking an intense hike. Located at Milepost 407 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Western North Carolina, this hike is quite popular with tourists […]

Attraction of the Week: Graveyard Fields

Seeing one waterfall is an incredible experience. Seeing 2 in a single hike is a rare, but exhilarating opportunity. The moderately intense 3.5 mile Graveyard Fields Loop is one of the more popular trails on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway, with upwards of 14 million visitors per year, is the top […]