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

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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… Read more »

3 Thrilling Reasons to Ski the Slopes of WNC

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

2018 Labor Day Events in Asheville and WNC

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

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2018 Memorial Day Events across WNC

After our cold winter and late spring, we are ready for summer! Grilling, family-friendly events, outdoor adventures—we want it all! And Memorial Day is the kickoff. To celebrate the season, communities across Western North Carolina are holding art tours, beer festivals, concerts, and citywide celebrations. Whatever your interests, there is an event for you. Stay… Read more »

The 12 Days of an Asheville Christmas: A Holiday Carol

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Roberto Coin Asheville

When you live in Asheville, NC, there’s rarely a reason to leave. After all, we have everything you could possibly want right here! From local produce and world-class cuisine to luxury shopping and amenities, the perfect holiday gift is literally right around the corner. But how can you possibly choose just one thing to purchase… Read more »

It’s Cold—What can I do Outside in WNC?

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It’s Cold—What can I do Outside in WNC?

With an arctic blast on the way and the official start of winter just around the corner, many people are happy to curl inside this week with a good book, board game, or jam-packed Netflix queue. But then there are those restless spirits who cannot be contained within four walls, regardless of the season! Those… Read more »