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9 Charming Small Towns in the Blue Ridge Mountains of WNC

Western North Carolina is a beautiful natural region which is home to hundreds of mesmerizing waterfalls and endless miles of tranquil forest trails for hiking and mountain biking. This region is populated by many small towns, most notably Asheville. All of these quaint towns make for a great base location for exploring the wonders of […]

10 Must-See Blue Ridge Parkway Attractions near Asheville, NC

Known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” tourists flock from all over the US to enjoy the immense beauty of this 469 mile long drive. According to the NPS, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the most visited park in the country with over 14 million visitors per year! The scenic road stretches from the Shenandoah National Park […]

15 Amazing Daytrips within an hour of Asheville, NC

Asheville is a popular destination for foodies, beer connoisseurs, art lovers, and history buffs. Known as the “San Francisco of the East,” the city is often praised for its’ thriving art galleries and international culinary scene. Most tourists spend the majority of their time taking in the flavor of the lively downtown which is home […]

15 Easy Hiking Trails near Asheville, NC

Asheville is located just a quick drive from endless adventures in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. As the gateway to exploring beautiful WNC, there are hundreds of miles of hikes within close proximity. The Blue Ridge region is one of the most biodiverse in the county, with over 100 species of trees, 70 mammals, and […]

The Most Scenic Views near Asheville

Asheville, most popular for being a foodie and artist’s haven, is nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway, along with hundreds of waterfalls and hiking trails, lie just outside the city limits. The true appeal of the city is its’ proximity to so many natural wonders. Below are the most scenic […]

10 Easy Waterfall Hikes Near Asheville, NC

Asheville is an ideal destination for exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge region of Western North Carolina. There are 100’s of miles of incredible hiking trails, with over 200 waterfalls to enjoy, within an easy drive of the city. Transylvania County, “the land of waterfalls,” offers no shortage of spectacular waterfall hikes, most of which are […]

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 […]

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 […]

20+ Incredible Waterfalls to Add to your Bucket List

Waterfalls truly are a sight to behold, and fortunately, they can be found in all 50 states. While some areas like the Pacific Northwest and the mid Atlantic are home to an incredible array of magnificent waterfalls, these gems of nature can be found just about anywhere. Whether tall or small, seeing a beautiful waterfall […]

20 Hikes with Fabulous Mountain Scenery

Hiking is one of the best cardio activities, one of the rare few which is enjoyable at the same time as being calorie busting. Getting out on the trail is a great way to work up a sweat while also taking in the sights and sounds of nature. Planning a vacation near a great park […]