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Dec 13, 2016, 02:35 ET What You Can't Miss in Asheville in 2017

New hotels, a major exhibit at Biltmore, whitewater sports you've never heard of and a brewery with ties to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Asheville, North...


Oct 25, 2016, 03:21 ET 16 Toe-Tapping Reasons Asheville Is The Next Music City

Asheville, where deep-seated bluegrass roots harmonize with new talent and innovative sounds, is on the verge of becoming one of America's top music...


Sep 08, 2016, 10:46 ET Fall Color Forecast 2016: Long Leaf Season Ahead For Asheville And The Blue Ridge Mountains

Autumn in overtime: One of the longest fall color seasons in the world will get even longer this year. According to biologists and climate...


May 03, 2016, 03:37 ET 18 Reasons Asheville is a Gateway for National Parks Centennial Adventures

The beauty of Asheville's mountain scenery is timeless, except for this year when it turns 100 years old. 2016 marks a century since the creation of...


Jan 11, 2016, 01:26 ET What You Can't Miss In Asheville In 2016

Park celebrations, new hotels, a major exhibit at Biltmore and Grammy winners releasing an Asheville soundtrack—here's a round-up of what's hot in...


Sep 08, 2015, 01:07 ET 2015 Fall Color Forecast: Weather Trends Align For A Spectacular Blue Ridge Leaf Season

An exceptional display of fall color fireworks is coming to the Blue Ridge Mountains—all thanks to the weather. That's what biologists and climate...


Feb 20, 2015, 11:20 ET 7 Blue Ridge Blockbusters: Asheville Is Hollywood Hot In 2015

With awards season underway, a spotlight is cast on the Asheville area and its numerous 2015 connections to the silver and small screens. Playing the ...


Jan 28, 2015, 07:00 ET Want Over-The-Top Romance? 10 Stops On An Aphrodisiac Tour Of Asheville

Amp up Valentine's Day Weekend with world class romance. Recently named one of the world's top destinations in 2015 by Frommer's, Asheville offers...


Sep 10, 2014, 11:44 ET 2014 Blue Ridge Fall Color Forecast: Why "Red" is a Big Deal This Year

Landscape in red: Biologists and weather experts report that fall color forecast factors may align for an electric pop of red foliage amid the Blue...


May 30, 2014, 10:09 ET Summer Road Trip: Go eTrailblazing On America's Favorite Scenic Drive

Test drive your road trip. This summer millions of travelers will set their sights on the famed Blue Ridge Parkway, traditionally the most visited...


Jan 30, 2014, 10:05 ET Last-Minute Trips With Your Valentine to the Heart of the Blue Ridge

It may seem impossible – getting a deal on a last-minute Valentine's Day gift that makes your special someone feel like royalty. But, the...


Oct 03, 2013, 02:42 ET Fall Forecast Update: Brilliant Red Across Blue Ridge + Fall Color Goes Digital

Why do leaves turn red? Why is peak fall leaf season so hard to predict? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131003/DC91785) A drastic shift...


Aug 07, 2013, 10:30 ET Mountain food traditions, harvest adventures thrive in Appalachia

Top chefs and home cooks across the country are returning to traditional dishes and preparations from the past—many of them borrowed from the larders ...


Apr 09, 2013, 12:34 ET BEER-CATION: New breweries, tours & tastings draw craft beer fans to WNC

Consumers continue to lift their glasses to all things beer, and destinations like Asheville – aka "Beer City USA" – are tapping into the trend....


Mar 19, 2013, 01:30 ET APPALACHIAN SPRING VACATION IDEAS: Asheville's Secret Gardens & Storybook Blooms

Spring: The color season no one talks about. Colors are beginning to dot the landscape near Asheville, as the first day of spring arrives. The...


Nov 30, 2012, 05:43 ET Christmas Decorating Ideas from Biltmore and Easy Holiday Recipes

As families around the globe begin to haul out the holly and deck the halls, experts at Biltmore and Asheville's inns and bed and breakfasts are...


Oct 17, 2012, 01:39 ET Fall Colors Surge: Peak Foliage Coming Soon To Asheville, NC

The latest fall leaf report shows peak color beginning to descend on the mountains around Asheville. Biologists, attractions and climate experts are...


Aug 22, 2012, 12:35 ET Weather Experts Target Western N.C. as Best Bet for Fall Colors

With atypical weather crisscrossing the U.S. landscape this spring and summer, climate scientists are targeting Western North Carolina as a best bet...


Feb 23, 2012, 01:46 ET Movie Fans Get Hungry for The Hunger Games

With the Academy Awards just days away, all eyes will be on the red carpet this week, but Oscar buzz will quickly shift to movie predictions for 2012....


Dec 01, 2011, 10:04 ET Viral Video: B-Boy Santa Invades Asheville & Gives Away Grand Vacation

B-Boy Santa is back! The viral Santa video phenomenon that captured national attention–and caught the mountain town of Asheville, NC by surprise–has...


Sep 06, 2011, 08:00 ET Fall Color Wars: Forecasts Fuel Friendly/Colorful Competition

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. While a traveler's favorite fall color destination may be based on personal preference or sentimental...


May 17, 2011, 08:00 ET Gas Woes Prompt Big Deals on Summer Travel

Believe it or not, gas price drama may actually be good news for stateside travelers looking to score deals on summer vacations. With industry...


Apr 01, 2011, 08:00 ET Announcing Foodtopia for the People: Win a Grand Vacation to Asheville

Atlanta foodies…start your taste buds! This April, Asheville is packing up its culinary and craft beer culture and heading to the big city. Foodtopia ...


Feb 23, 2011, 09:18 ET Asheville Moves Mountains for Atlanta

Asheville's edgy mountain culture is moving to the big city. Every day for 30 days in March, Atlantans will experience the sights, sounds and flavors ...


Sep 14, 2010, 11:23 ET Experts Agree: Fall Color Predictions Good News for Autumn Travel

In the tricky business that is forecasting the whims of Mother Nature, it is rare that experts agree as they make fall color predictions. This year,...