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10 Most Breathtaking Waterfalls in Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina is a nature lover’s oasis. The region is home to Transylvania County, which has been nicknamed “the Land of Waterfalls.” There are over 250 waterfalls in this county alone. Many of these waterfalls are easily accessible via a short hike, while some are even located right off the highway. You could spend […]

5 Hot CoffeeShops in Asheville, NC

Asheville is no longer a stranger to the tourism scene. Seasoned travelers are well aware of the trendy town which sits in the midst of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. Asides from a prime location, the bustling town is known for its’ abundance of eclectic foodie establishments. Coffee lovers will be pleased to know that […]

Linville Falls: The Most Magnificent Stop along the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Western North Carolina wilderness seems to bring forth one incredible natural wonder after another. The breathtaking sights seem to never end. This section of the state is loaded with incredible waterfalls (over 250 to be exact), and every single one is worthy of a visit. As it would be difficult to see more than […]

Have the time of your life at Lake Lure

Dirty Dancing captured the hearts of many in the late 80’s, and to this day still has not lost any of its appeal. The super catchy I’ve had the time of my life song won an Oscar and became the most popular wedding song of 1987. Forever associated with this movie, you cannot hear this […]

Attraction of the Week: Asheville Pinball Museum

Remember when arcades dominated malls, supermarkets, and even gas stations? Sadly, the classic days of the 80’s arcade culture are all but forgotten in our technological age. Some of us look back with a sense of nostalgia at those carefree days spent attempting to get pass level 4 in Pacman (a seemingly impossible feat!). These […]

3 Days in the Nation’s Capital

A trip to Washington D.C. is a worthy bucket list contender for any one interested in history, politics, architecture, and/or art. The National Mall is home to an amazing assortment of world class museums, galleries, and of course, stunning monuments dedicated to influential historical figures and events. Below is a sample 3 day weekend itinerary […]

10 must-do’s in Washington D.C.

A trip to the nation’s capital is a worthy addition to everyone’s travel bucket list. Regardless of whether or not you are a history or politics buff, there is much more to see and do in “America’s Backyard” besides seeing the monuments. D.C. is home to several of the most renowned museums in the world, […]

Attraction: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History is one of the premier attractions in Washington, D.C. The National Mall sees over 25 million visitors a year – more than Yellowstone, Yosemite, & the Grand Canyon combined. A wonderful combination of museums, monuments, memorials, and cultural attractions, all jam packed within a 2 mile span, makes […]

Attraction of the Week: Smithsonian National Zoo

Across the US, you will only find a limited number of free zoos. One of these happens to be the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington D.C. As this zoo is one in only 4 US zoos home to pandas, there is a great incentive to make room for the zoo during your D.C. visit. If […]

The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

The blooming of the gorgeous colorful cherry blossoms marks the arrival of spring in the nation’s capitol. Millions of visitors make their way to D.C. every spring to enjoy the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival, which includes 4 weeks of jam packed events celebrating both US and Japanese culture. More than 4000 of these trees […]