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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 […]

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 […]

12 Must-Do’s while visiting Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina is the cultural and recreational oasis of Western North Carolina. Known for its’ strong art scene, variety of foodie restaurants, and craft brewery scene, this trendy city continues to make headlines. However, too little is said about the city’s proximity to beautiful natural wonders. Being located in the picturesque Blue Ridge mountains […]

Chimney Rock: “The Ultimate Stairclimber”

With over 200 waterfalls and endless hiking trails, Western North Carolina is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground. Chimney Rock State Park is one of the most beloved attractions in all of North Carolina. Located in the picturesque western portion of the state, the scenic vistas of the Blue Ridge mountains from atop Chimney Rock are unparalleled. […]

5 Magnificent Waterfalls within an Hour of Asheville, NC

Asheville, NC is located in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. While many have probably heard of this city due to its’ reputation as a foodie city and irreverent tourist destination, the real highlight of a visit to Asheville is that you will be within easy driving distance to numerous natural wonders, a […]

Attraction of the Week: The National Gingerbread Competition at the Omni Park Grove

At one point or another, we have all probably attempted to create the perfect gingerbread house only to end up with a crumpled disaster. Unfortunately, the image of the perfect looking gingerbread house featured on those kits is far from reality, with it being near impossible to recreate. Fortunately, you can view amazing gingerbread creations […]

Attraction of the Week: Winterfest at Carowinds

Carowinds is a large amusement park located on the border of North and South Carolina. The park opened in March of 1973 as the idea of Charlotte businessman Earl Hall, who dreamed of bringing the 2 Carolinas together via an amusement park after an inspiring trip to Disneyland in 1956. The park is very popular […]

Fall Fun in Asheville, NC: 10 Things to See & Do

Fall is the perfect time to plan your trip to the beautiful Western North Carolina region. Nestled in the foothills of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is a great starting point for exploring various daytrips throughout the region. A huge lineup of seasonal events, vibrant fall foliage, scenic drives, hundreds of miles of hiking […]