5 Amazing Foodie Stops for a Great Day in Lake Lure

Western North Carolina’s long growing season and mild winters are perfect ingredients for a bountiful harvest of produce, dairy, and other farm products. This annual abundance is one of the many reasons why people choose to live in our slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains. And in fact, it’s one literal way we Live Abundantly […]

Everything You Need to Know about Supper Clubs in Asheville

Everywhere you look, more and more attention is being paid to enjoying local food. In fact, Asheville has won glowing accolades many times over for its traditional and innovative food and drink scene.  But did you know there is another food movement taking place right here in Western North Carolina? Traditional and underground supper clubs […]

Agents Answer: Where are the Best Outdoor Spots for a Beverage in WNC?

From its epicenter in Asheville to tiny enclaves around Western North Carolina, craft beverages are a big draw for people from near and far. The number of local craft breweries (close to 70 in the region!) is matched only by their quality, uniqueness, and seasonal ingredients. But our love of handcrafted drinks doesn’t stop there! […]

Fall in Love with the Little Charleston of the Mountains!

There are good reasons that Flat Rock, NC has long been called “the Little Charleston of the Mountains.” For one, its historic charm is undeniable. The village also has longstanding ties to the South Carolina Lowcountry, and the Charleston area in particular. Plus, like the Holy City, it is a popular tourist destination for people […]

14 Restaurants Where You can Get Amazing BLTs

Five simple ingredients. Infinite possibilities and room for argument. (Why else would Google deliver 281,000 video results for a sandwich with 80% of the ingredients in its name?)  The bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich has a century-long reputation as a classic American sandwich. It’s beloved by millions around the nation, and has inspired artists and […]

The Best Brevard Restaurants Open for Delivery Right Now

Being a small town doesn’t mean you can’t offer some of the finest dining in Western North Carolina. Even this spring, as we’ve navigated ever-changing social distancing measures, Brevard, NC has continued to deliver—literally!—some of the best food in the region. The Transylvania Chamber of Commerce has put together a spreadsheet of local restaurant availabilities […]

7 Tropical Destinations that will Cure Your Winter Blues

You get excited when the first tendrils of fall’s crisp breezes creep in through the window. You can’t wait to see the first flakes of snow stick to the branches of your evergreens. But by mid-February, it’s easy to feel downtrodden by the ongoing gloomy days and chilly nights. Right about now, we start dreaming […]

Your Complete List of Dog-Friendly Places in Saluda, NC

Great mountain towns deserve to be thoroughly explored, one foot (or paw) in front of the other. And by picking the right places beforehand, it’s easy to bring your dog along. Even though its full-time residents number less than 1,000, Saluda, NC is one such town, full of paw-some spots that both you and your […]