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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 […]

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 […]

15 Budget Friendly Spring Vacation Destinations

Spring is one of the best times to take a vacation. Unlike the peak summer season, planning a getaway during the less hectic spring season typically brings forth many great benefits, namely hotel and transportation savings, attractive cooler weather, along with fewer crowds. Plus, many summer and winter hotspots often offer their best deals during […]

Attraction of the Week: Grandfather Mountain

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountain range in Western North Carolina lies the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Grandfather Mountain’s Calloway, with an elevation of 5946 feet. The mountain is conveniently located nearby Boone and Blowing Rock, 2 popular cabin vacation hot spots. This wonderful park is open year […]

Vacation Spotlight: Western North Carolina

Western North Carolina is an outdoor lover’s paradise, complete with every type of recreational activity you could possibly imagine. The region is home to numerous notable attractions including the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 4 seasons of fun, from winter skiing to scenic fall drives to hiking in […]

8 Wonderful Things to do in Western North Carolina

North Carolina is an absolutely beautiful state with plenty of wonderful vacation destinations, especially for those traveling from hectic city areas. You will find so many unique landscapes in this state including: mountains, coastal areas, and the Piedmont Plateau. The Western portion of the state, home to the gorgeous Appalachian Mountains, is an incredible year-round […]

5 Fantastic Winter Getaways

The temperatures have cooled down, the leaves are falling off the trees, holiday decor is beginning to pop up, and thoughts of holiday treats have begun to spring up. This can only mean one thing – winter is on the way and it is time to start planning your snowy winter getaway! Nothing says winter […]