3 Drinks to Try in Haywood County This Year for Dry January

It’s easy to create the perfect beer day in Waynesville.  But if you’re part of the 13% of Americans (and rising) who participate in Dry January every year, it can feel difficult to come up with better options than a begrudging order of unsweet tea. Luckily, Haywood County is replete with fun non-alcoholic options wherever […]

7 Interesting Things You Didn’t Know about Linville Caverns

Mountain peaks attract a lot of attention in Western North Carolina. From the rolling foothills of Polk County to the tip of Mt. Mitchell at 6,684 feet, there are a lot of places to enjoy wonderful vistas and life among the clouds. But our prehistoric Blue Ridge Mountains offer more wonders, if only we would […]

5 Spots to Grab a Quick and Easy Meal in Waynesville

No matter what’s happening in the world, there’s always a lot to manage during the holiday season. You may be preparing to welcome guests to your home for the first time in a couple years. Or perhaps you’re trying to juggle the real-time changes to shipping schedules and rates as you prepare gifts for the […]

How to Describe Mills River, NC in 3 Quick but Revealing Words

Mills River is a community that offers the best of mountain history and growing modernity, with a healthy dose of outdoor adventure thrown in for the mix. The history of the area dates back to the late 18th century, and yet, the town only chose to incorporate in 2003. The result is a unique mix […]

Tap into WNC’s Craft Beer Gold Rush and Discover Amazing Liquid Gold

It all started for Asheville in 1994 with Oscar Wong and Highland Brewing, the city’s first legal brewery since Prohibition. With his first keg, Wong tapped into Western North Carolina’s craft beer potential. Doug Riley, owner and head brewer of Asheville Brewing Company, remembers how quiet the Asheville craft beer scene still was when he […]

Live Close to All Your Favorite Mountain Adventures in Burnsville, NC

Whoever said that small-town life was a small life never lived in Burnsville, NC. The town offers living situations and outdoor experiences that go above and beyond the norm, presenting you with many opportunities to Live Abundantly in WNC. In turn, these experiences are attracting a growing community of people to the area. “Burnsville is […]

6 Spots to Find a Great Local Cider in Hendersonville

Did you know that Hendersonville is located in the heart of one of the most fruitful apple-producing regions in the U.S.? In addition to the bevy of apple orchards, products, and pastries available around town, Hendersonville is also home to several cideries. From crisp and dry to mellow and sweet, ciders offer flavor profiles for […]

4 Places in Lake Lure to Discover Local Art You Will Love

Western North Carolina has a long and rich history of fine visual arts and traditional crafts. And that tradition continues today throughout our small towns and cities. It’s easy to discover local art at dedicated galleries, at studios and events, and even along street corridors.  If you’re searching for local art in Lake Lure, you […]