4 Top-Shelf Asheville Climbing Centers that Bring the Rock

Western North Carolina is an amazing place to live! From our Blue Ridge Mountains’ majesty to our fruited valley farmlands, we experience a stunning slice of Americana right here at home. Even through the winter months, many local communities stay relatively mild and outdoor sports abound. But don’t mistake—it can get quite chilly in these […]

3 Toe-Tapping Tales about Polk County’s Music History

Many features of daily life come together to make up a community’s heritage. But nothing quite brings that heritage to life like music. Western North Carolina has a long and storied musical history, and Polk County is no exception. Here are three toe-tapping tales about Polk County’s music history. Music has Always Been Part of […]

7 Fun Facts about the Geology of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Long-time locals believe there’s something magical about the Blue Ridge Mountains. Native Cherokee peoples understand them to be sacred and eternal. Even new visitors to Western North Carolina feel there’s something special about this place. And they’re all right! The Blue Ridge Mountains stand proudly beneath our feet. But to uncover their history, we have […]

What to Do on the Perfect Day out in Sylva, NC

Sylva’s tree-lined streetscape, dotted with benches, provides visitors with an afternoon of easy walking. And the vibrant downtown boasts an assortment of art galleries, bookstores, farm-to-table restaurants, craft breweries, and coffee shops. Best of all, this bustling mountain town is surrounded by nature, offering a plethora of outdoor adventure opportunities.  Ready to spend an amazing […]

Agents Answer: What are the Best Local Running Events in WNC?

Did you know that one of the reasons for Asheville’s early growth was the quality of air across the Blue Ridge Mountains? This spring, take in big inhales of our cool mountain air as you pad through one of the region’s many running events. Are you ready to meet those new year’s goals? Would you […]

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and More: How Do People Travel around WNC?

Alas, the dreams of the Jetsons have not yet come to fruition. We must still wait for flying cars, jet packs, and human-sized vacuum tubes that instantly ferry you from building to building. But across Western North Carolina, there are more ways to get around than you would think. Sure, we’re still a (regular, ground-based) […]

How to have a Fantastic Date Night in Brevard, NC for $40

It’s rare that a town can boast of hosting an equal number of barbecue joints and Asian restaurants—and just as many ice cream parlors—but in Brevard, NC, it’s true. If you’re looking for a fun evening, you don’t have to go far. This cozy mountain community is within a short drive to some of the […]

Take an Edible Adventure with this Food Guide of Canton, NC!

The sleepy town of Canton, NC, was once little more than a stopping point midway between the larger hubs of Asheville and Waynesville. Today, visitors are drawn to the historic downtown, while new residents are attracted to the area’s affordability and quality of life. And much of that draw is thanks to Canton’s growing foodie […]

Ring in 2023 at One of these 18 Local New Year’s Events!

     What are your goals for 2023 and the months ahead? Are they to try something new, get out more, and enjoy life? If so, we know how to start off the new year right! Here are more than a dozen local events across Western North Carolina to help you ring in 2023, along with […]

3 Reasons Why Biltmore Village is the Perfect Place to Celebrate Christmas

Even with bright and cheery holiday music playing, it can be hard to get into the Christmas spirit when you’re wandering around a barren strip mall parking lot in your SUV.  Celebrate Christmas the way you were meant to: walking through a gingerbread village while sporting a jaunty scarf and natty winter coat! Biltmore Village, […]