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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 […]

Autumn at the North Carolina Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is one of Asheville’s favorite tourist destinations. This 434 acre nature oasis offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy nature in a beautiful peaceful setting. This gem is located far away from the hectic downtown, Biltmore, and Parkway crowds. If you are looking for a tranquil place to enjoy the outdoors in […]

Attraction of the Week: Sky Top Orchard

Apple picking is a beloved fall tradition for many in the Western North Carolina region. Many orchards populate the area, particularly near Hendersonville. This small community is home to the annual North Carolina Apple Festival. During this 4 day festival held annually over Labor Day weekend, you will be able to pick up fresh local […]

6 Not-So-Scary Halloween Attractions

From ghost tours, to haunted houses, to terrifying corn mazes, there are no shortage of extreme Halloween experiences across the country. In fact, the Halloween scare factor seems to grow by the year with every haunted house trying to outdo the next. Some of these places are so intense that guests need to sign a […]

Where to See Fall Foliage Near Asheville

Fall is the most beautiful time of the year in Western North Carolina. Dazzling colors liven up the forests, line one of the country’s most scenic drives, surround the historic mountain towns, and provide a beautiful backdrop at any local park or restaurant patio. Known for having one of the longest and prettiest leaf peeping […]

Hiking Hotspot: Flat Rock Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway

A hidden gem on the Blue Ridge Parkway which sees relatively little traffic due in comparison to more popular tourist attractions (Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock) is the Flat Rock overlook trail. This spectacular summit vista is easily accessible to pretty much everyone as the loop is just over a half mile long. While this hike […]

5 Historic Covered Bridges to Check Out this Fall

At one point, there were more than 15,000 covered bridges in the US. According to the Dept. of Transportation, the first covered bridge, The Waterford, was built in Connecticut in 1804. Today, this number has dwindled down to approximately 750 (acc to the Smithsonian) with the majority located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Vermont, Oregon, […]

9 Must-Dos in Savannah’s Charming Historic District

Savannah, Georgia, “the Hostess city of the South,” is an interesting vacation destination for history buffs, nature lovers, foodies, photographers, and even those interested in the paranormal. Offering an interesting mix of attractions to suit basically any type of traveler, it’s no wonder Savannah is quickly becoming one of the South’s most popular tourist destinations. […]

Attraction of the Week: Savannah’s Haunted East Bay Inn

Savannah, Georgia has long been a hotbed of paranormal activity. The historic southern city, established way back in 1733, ranks right up there with Salem, Boston, and New Orleans as one of America’s most haunted cities. Tourists come from all over to explore the gorgeous tree-lined squares and parks and awe at the lovely 18th […]

9 Fun things to do for Halloween in Tampa

While the hot, muggy, sunny climate of Tampa makes the city far from an ideal Halloween destination, there are a few festive things to do if you find yourself venturing to the Bay area this October. Highs at this time of year still hover in the high 80’s with high humidity to boot, so forget […]