48 Hours in Waynesville: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Nestled within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park sits the friendly burg of Waynesville. Historic buildings, relaxing benches, public art, and welcoming folks make Waynesville a thoroughly enjoyable place to live and visit. And if that’s not enough, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer a lifetime of outdoor adventures.  When was the last time you visited […]

10 Local Foods You can Find at Asheville Grocery Stores Right Now

They say you are what you eat. So if you want to BE a local, you need to EAT like a local. That means choosing as many groceries as possible with a small footprint.  In our region, it’s easy to shop local within your favorite grocery store. From local beers and farm-fresh produce to herb-infused […]

5 Reasons to Love Living in Asheville’s River Arts District

Asheville’s River Arts District is a bright jewel of the Southern Appalachian art scene. This small but vibrant commercial district sits sandwiched between downtown and West Asheville. But in recent years, it has taken on a character of its own. The RAD, as it’s known, is an ever-expanding complex of art studios, galleries, and innovative […]

48 Hours in Flat Rock: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Of the five incorporated towns in Henderson County, we daresay the Village of Flat Rock may be the most charming. Home to around 3,300 residents, this historic community is rich with forested landscapes and scenic vistas. Many people come to enjoy Flat Rock’s history, tradition, and beauty—and many choose to stay! Whether you’re vacationing or […]

3 Fun Places to Go for Open Mic Night in Waynesville, NC

Western North Carolina’s music tradition goes back to our earliest days. In fact, the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina encompasses 29 counties to preserve, interpret, and promote the rich pockets of sound and dance that originated here. Today, every town in the region is still home to regular live music, acoustic jams, and […]

6 Upcoming Events in Hendersonville You Don’t Want to Miss: Fall 2022

In recent years, Hendersonville has revitalized its local business scene and advanced its reputation as a place that offers something for just about everyone. That includes art galleries, music venues, live theater, fine dining, and an abundance of museums. But it also includes a wide variety of community events and street festivals. You may have […]

48 Hours in Pisgah Forest: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Are you ready for the ultimate destination in outdoor adventures? The unincorporated community of Pisgah Forest, NC, is surrounded by more than 100,000 acres of public land. That makes the area a choice spot for biking, camping, climbing, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, fishing, paddling, sightseeing—and so much more! Whether you’re vacationing or stay-cationing, Pisgah Forest […]

Seasonal Businesses Thrive in Western North Carolina: The Land of Four Seasons

Much like this writer, when storm clouds climb up and over the peaks of the Blue Ridge Mountains, they lose a lot of their steam. One of the great benefits of our mountains is the steadiness of our weather patterns. Yes, the unique topography in Western North Carolina does create the risk for occasional floods. […]

3 Words that Describe the Growing Neighborhood of West Asheville

Just across the French Broad River from downtown is Asheville’s hippest neighborhood: West Asheville. In the past two decades, the neighborhood has seen unprecedented rejuvenation and growth. At the heart of the neighborhood is Haywood Road, lined with locally owned small businesses like funky vintage shops, eclectic boutiques, an independent record shop, and unusual eateries.  […]

48 Hours in Hendersonville: Everything You Need for a Perfect Weekend

Hendersonville, long known for its historic charms, is blooming into the future. In recent years, it has revitalized its local business scene and advanced its reputation as a place that offers something for just about everyone.  Whether you’re vacationing or stay-cationing, Hendersonville offers residents and visitors alike many opportunities to Live Abundantly in WNC. Here’s […]