5 Unique Businesses that Put Leicester on the Map

Originally called Turkey Creek, the unincorporated community of Leicester traces its modern roots back to 1829. Today, the bucolic valley is filled with local farms, artisans, and nature lovers who enjoy the quiet mountain views. But Leicester is quickly changing its reputation as a sleepy mountain community. Since 2000, they’ve seen a 16% growth in […]

22 Affordable Summer Adventures Your Kids will Love

Your stash of sidewalk chalk is worn down to nubs. There’s glitter in cracks of your countertops you’ve never noticed before. And you’ve personally seen this episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants” three times so far this week. When does school start back? It may feel like your energy for keeping the kids busy is winding down […]

9 Awesome Sports Leagues You’ll Want to Join Today

From indoor rock climbing to outdoor yoga and everything in between, there are so many great ways to stay fit and healthy in Western North Carolina. But one of the most fun ways to stay active is by joining a group of people who enjoy the same sport as you. In Asheville, there is no […]

Everything You Need to Know about the French Broad River: A Beginner’s Guide

The evolution of brachiopods. Giant insects. The entire history of the dinosaurs. The rise of mammals. Possibly four of Earth’s five prehistoric mass extinction events. The mighty French Broad River has seen it all. Continue reading for: French Broad River at a Glance French Broad River History & Geography French Broad River Climate & Wildlife […]

18 Super Bars across WNC to Watch the Big Game this Weekend

Can you think of anything more American than a gridiron showdown on the big screen? How about enjoying the Big Game with a beer in one hand and a chicken wing in the other? Whether you think football is the greatest game on earth, you love the halftime performers, or you’re just in it for […]

3 Thrilling Reasons to Ski the Slopes of WNC

For many people in the mountains, a foot of snow can hinder them from getting to work and earning a paycheck. For others, their very livelihood is dependent on powdery fresh snow. Winter sports are a big draw for outdoor enthusiasts, and resorts across Western North Carolina depend on that enthusiasm. Have you ever visited […]

Everything You Need to Know about the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games

The FEI World Equestrian Games are happening this week and next at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Tryon, NC. Almost 400,000 horse lovers are expected to attend the competitive events. Whether you’re a Polk County native or visiting from overseas, there’s a lot to keep track of! Here’s everything you need to know about […]

2018 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

Summer weather is still stubbornly holding out for at least a few more weeks. But for many, the activities of summer come to an end this weekend. Labor Day marks the unofficial end to the season: Vacations have been had. Children are back in school. There is a slight lull in tourism across Western North […]

Shoot to Score: Asheville City Soccer Club Kicks off in a Big Way

On a recent mid-summer evening, the sun slowly fading behind the Blue Ridge Mountains, howls and cheers echo from high above downtown Asheville. It’s the cultivation of thousands of voices and the culmination of thousands of days of preparation that has led to the excitement flowing through the city. It’s Memorial Stadium, home of the […]

2018 July 4th Events in Asheville and across WNC

It’s Independence Day, and you know what that means!—Face paint, flags, and fried food! Celebrate in style at one of the many great fireworks shows across the region. If you have trouble choosing, our agents weighed in on their favorite fireworks locations to help you find the right view. But don’t sit around all day […]