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Jackson County, NC: Social-Distance Approved Getaway

Looking for a getaway that’s a little less “people-y?” Consider a road trip to Jackson County, North Carolina. This remote destination in the Western North Carolina mountains teems with undiscovered treasures hidden around every corner. It also boasts over 494...

Visiting Old Friends at Hanging Rock State Park

By Jeff Kennon The afternoon sun was beaming, breaking through the tall pines of my campground at Hanging Rock State Park in North Carolina. I was in my mid-twenties, with a mid-twenties mindset. My plan was to camp alone, get...

Movie Night Out: Open Drive-Ins in the Carolinas

This article was originally published in 2017 and has been updated to reflect COVID-19 restrictions and rules. by Virginia Brown At the bottom of a hill, a monster movie screen rises 50-feet high along South Battleground Avenue, a well-intentioned sore thumb...

Dash to Ashe

By Virginia Brown Partly situated in the Cherokee National Forest on the Tennessee and Virginia borders —  northeast of Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina — Ashe County is anchored by the quaint towns of Jefferson and West Jefferson. The county...

Diamond Spotlight: Albemarle Inn

Diamond Spotlight  Located in the quaint residential Grove Park District of Asheville, the Albemarle Inn is a beautifully restored 1909 Greek Revival mansion that offers guests a peaceful and luxurious retreat.   Each of the Inn’s eleven rooms is elegant and unique in decor, with comfortable...

3 Reasons to Head to Blowing Rock When We Can Travel Again

Early last fall when the leaves were just beginning to turn and the world was still open for exploration, my family and I enjoyed a long weekend in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. We try and visit often. It’s one...

High Adventure in Morganton, North Carolina

By Vanessa Infanzon My favorite places to vacation are under-the-radar. They’re the small towns in between places tourists seem to flock. Quiet and serene, with history and pride among its residents — these are the destinations I seek out when...

An Inside Look at the Art and Artists of Asheville

By Tracey Teo Known for its vibrant arts scene, Asheville, North Carolina, is the ideal road-trip destination for those who want to spark their creativity. When self-isolation restrictions ease, make plans to head to this lively mountain town! At the Asheville...

Celebrate Christmas at Biltmore and see “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition”

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE By Carol L. Timblin Fans of Downton Abbey can’t seem to get enough of the public television hit series that enthralled viewers for six seasons. It’s the highest rated PBS drama series of all time, winner of three Golden...

Come and Get It!

By Vanessa Infanzon Four of our favorite comfort foods and where to find them in the Carolinas Cooler weather begs for foods that warm our souls and fill our bellies. Comfort foods remind us of family dinners and reunions, and Sunday...

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Road Less Traveled: Fort Jefferson

By Kimberly Button On a distant island enveloped by sparkling turquoise waters, the brutally strong brick fortress known as Fort...

Leaving Las Vegas

Seven sights worth exploring outside of Las Vegas.

New National Park

Grab a sled and make your way to southern New Mexico to get to know the nation’s 62nd national park. White Sands National Park...

The Bridge Through Paradise

By Kristy Tolley The brainstorm of oil tycoon and railroad baron Henry Flagler, the Old Seven Mile Bridge was to serve as the first land...

Puerto Rico: An Island for All Reasons

By Beth D’Addono Dreaming of an island escape? A place to recharge on the beach and simply be a human being? Or do you hanker...