14 Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day in Asheville and across WNC (2022)

Thoughts of summer conjure images of barbecues, family-friendly events, and outdoor adventures galore. And while we’re still a few weeks away from the sun’s highest excursion above the equator, for many, seasonal celebrations cannot wait.  Memorial Day holds an important spot on our calendar as the unofficial start of summer. More significantly, it’s an opportunity […]

7 Places to Find the Perfect Gift in Hendersonville, NC

After a few years of seeing friends less frequently than we’d prefer (or not at all!), many people are excited to fill every day in their social calendar with meetups, coffee dates, and dinner parties. But remember your manners and what Mama taught you: Never arrive to a party empty handed.  If you’re searching for […]

48 Hours in Brevard: Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Weekend

A forest bird never wants a cage. Henrik Ibsen Being a small town doesn’t mean you can’t offer some of the finest charms Western North Carolina has to offer. Just ask the 7,800 residents of Brevard, the seat of Transylvania County. The town has distinguished itself as an epicenter for nearby outdoor adventures, education, art, […]

12 Exciting Tours of Downtown Asheville for Locals and Visitors Alike

Whether you are contemplating your first trip to Asheville or you’ve lived here for decades, there is always more to learn about the rich history, beautiful architecture, and unique culture of this fair city. But with nearly 100 different tour companies operating across town, how would even the most knowledgeable Ashevillian know where to begin? […]

25+ WNC Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

There’s always something to do in Western North Carolina, and that’s never more true than during summer festival season. Our region hosts special events throughout the summer months that draw crowds of locals and visitors alike for family fun. Enjoy fun in the sun for the whole family! Don’t miss these popular summer festivals around […]

How to Live Like a Foodie for a Day in Burnsville, NC

One of the ways we Live Abundantly in WNC is by having access to a year-round bounty of produce, dairy, and other farm products. And when fresh local produce makes it to local restaurants, something magical takes place.  Whether you consider yourself a foodie or you just enjoy food (who doesn’t?), delicious meal options are […]

3 Free Farm Stand Tours Guaranteed to be Fun for Foodies of All Ages [Interactive Maps]

One of the many ways we Live Abundantly in WNC is through access to the many local food and artisan goods available in our slice of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A long growing season and mild winters provide bountiful harvests of produce, dairy, and other farm products for people across Western North Carolina. Our farmers […]