Editor’s Escape: Grab Your Girlfriends and Get to Asheville! 

Editor's Escape  Life is busy. It’s often difficult to carve out time in our schedules for fun with friends. My tribe and I make a point to meet often for dinner, but I relish our once-a-year weekend getaways. We visit Asheville often separately, but rarely get to experience it together. It’s the perfect place for […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

The Mountains are Calling

Mountain Magic Wherever you go in the Carolinas you’ll find yourself surrounded by a landscape almost too lovely for words. In the mountains this is especially true. Views of ridges and peaks marching to the horizon; the crenelated shape of the land; the trees — emerald green, blazing with fall color or bright with spring […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Head Over Hills

Weekend Mountain Drives You'll Flip Over Clear air, waterfalls tucked within Eden-like forests, lively small town main streets — there’s plenty of lure in the mountains of the Carolinas. Not sure where to start? Here are a few destinations in each state to consider as you plan your escape to the mountains. Seneca and Walhalla, […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

Ski Local

Ski Local: Hit The Slopes Close to Home The mountains may be higher out west, but the Southeast provides some worthy ski areas of its own. And the best part is, you can ditch the pricy plane ticket. Prime skiing is just a short road trip away. Appalachian Ski Mtn Blowing Rock, NC Operating since […]

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Category: Mountains

Asheville Celebrates with Lights and Decorations

Lights, lights, and more lights!  Nearly 500,000 energy-efficient LED lights will illuminate the 434-acre North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville during the holiday season. “Winter Lights” will debut Nov. 18 and continue through Jan. 1, nightly, 6-10 pm. Now in its third year, the event is a dazzling spectacle that lures visitors into its gardens to […]

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Down the Hatch

Dig into delightful down home favorites at fall food festivals. They call it “comfort food” because every bite puts you in a good mood. We’re talking about dishes that stick on ribs and stir up happy childhood memories. From stuffed peppers and lightly fried okra to buttermilk biscuits bumping up against some gravy, and shrimp […]

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A Drive with a View

By Carol Timblin Summer is an ideal time to take a road trip and explore National Scenic Byways, places of natural beauty that offer wildlife encounters, interesting roadside stops, opportunities to meet locals and maybe an unexpected surprise. North Carolina has three national byways – the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway, Forest Heritage National Scenic […]

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Category: Coastal, Mountains

Small Towns, Big Charm

By  Kristy Tolley Sustenance and Song in the Carolinas J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote, “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” Georgetown, S.C. No doubt, food and music are an ideal combination, and smaller communities in the Carolinas are rich with both. Situated between Myrtle […]

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