The 10 Best North Carolina Haunted Houses (2022)

North Carolina Haunted Houses

Exploring local hiking trails and waterfalls amid the chilly temperatures of fall in North Carolina is one way to give yourself goosebumps and make the hair on your arms stand up. But visiting any of the various haunted attractions and haunted houses in NC can also offer chills, thrills, and a pulse-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget! … Read more

The 10 Best Bryson City Restaurants for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Bar at the Everett Hotel Bistro, one of the best restaurants in Bryson City NC

Compared to burgeoning mountain towns like Asheville NC and Roanoke VA, Bryson City is a fairly small town encompassing just 2.3 square miles, with a population of around 1800 people.  But the town, which is known as “the Gateway to the Great Smokies,” offers an exceptional array of things to do, with numerous nationally-known Bryson … Read more

25 Fun Activities Where You Can Experience Fall in Georgia (2022)

Fun Ways to Experience Fall in Georgia

[Updated 8/13/2022] You know it’s nearly fall in Georgia when the sweltering heat of summer gives way to a cool, crisp morning breeze, and you start swapping out bikinis and board shorts for boots and sweaters. And when the first maple leaves begin to transform, and suddenly everything becomes pumpkin-themed and flavored, you know fall … Read more

Fall in the Mountains of North Georgia: 25 Places to See Fall Colors

Lake at Fort Mountain State Park

[Updated August 10, 2022] The infamous heat of summer in the Deep South will soon start to wane, thankfully replaced by the cool, crisp air that signals autumn’s arrival. This is that magical time of year when more and more people are increasingly inclined to explore outdoor adventures in North Georgia. Fall in the mountains … Read more

The 35 Best Things to Do in Asheville NC

Things to do in Asheville

[Updated August 8, 2022]  For a medium-sized North Carolina mountain town with a population of under 100,000, there is a surprising wealth of unique things to do in Asheville NC. Thanks to an infusion of wealth brought in by the Biltmore Estate in the early 20th century, there’s historic art deco-influenced architecture. There are also … Read more

What is Bluegrass? The History & Evolution of Appalachian Music

What is Bluegrass

The Appalachian Mountains encompass a massive portion of the United States. They span 420 counties in 13 states, with foothills as far south as Alabama and all the up into New York State. Before the arrival of Europeans, the region was home to numerous indigenous tribes, including the Cherokee, Iroquois, Powhatan, and Shawnee. It was home … Read more