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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 Southeast 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 can […]

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 […]

Western North Carolina daytrips: 10 for the bucket list

Despite being surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, Asheville has become a tourist destination in and of itself thanks to a trendy assortment of foodie restaurants, a thriving craft beer scene, numerous artsy offerings, and an eccentric lineup of events throughout the year. People come from all over the country to enjoy the highly […]

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 […]

3 Days in Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina is quickly becoming one of the most highly touted travel destinations in the Southeast. As of 2019, the city is the 4th fastest growing in the US. At one time, Greenville was known as the “Textile Capital of the World.” Today, the economy is booming with manufacturing and technology being at the […]