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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

12 Festive & Free Holiday Light Displays in Tampa Bay

With year-round warm temps and absolutely no chance of snow, Tampa is far from the idyllic winter wonderland Christmas destination. However, the absence of a White Christmas does not stop Bay area cities from getting into the Christmas spirit. A number of festive light displays and annual holiday events can be enjoyed throughout throughout the […]

12 great leaf peeping destinations in the Carolinas

Fall is the most gorgeous time of the year in the Carolinas, particularly in the higher altitude Upstate South Carolina and Western North Carolina mountainous regions. By the time October rolls around, the summer heat is long gone, the air is dry and crisp, and conditions are perfect for hiking, alfresco dining, and festivals. Tourist […]

Attraction of the Week: Tyler State Park

One of the nicest quick daytrips from Philly is beautiful Tyler State Park. Anyone seeking a peaceful break from the city congestion will definitely want to plan a trip to this gorgeous natural oasis. Lace up your hiking shoes, put on comfortable workout clothes, grab a water bottle, and get ready to soak in some […]

Get Lost in Nature at these 11 Suburban Philly Green Spaces

Escape the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia for a few hours to enjoy one of the beautiful lush suburban parks and preserves. There are more than enough choices to appeal to every type of nature lover. Whether you are seeking a short nature stroll, a serene place to birdwatch, a paved biking trail, an all […]

The Most Scenic Bike Paths in Tampa Bay

While Tampa is not exactly winning any awards for being a bike friendly city, there are a handful of decent bike paths throughout the Bay area. Biking is a fun and easy way to motivate yourself to exercise, even more so if there is great scenery and/or attractions to look forward to along the route. […]