The 25 Best Western NC Christmas Tree Farms Near Asheville, Boone & Beyond

Best Western NC Christmas Tree Farms

[Updated October 10, 2022] Whether you’re continuing a lifelong Christmas tradition or getting your first ever real tree, picking out a tree from one of the many Western NC Christmas Tree Farms is truly a magical holiday moment. Especially when you’re doing it among the majestic Blue Ridge mountain overlooks and landscapes of North Carolina. … Read more

North Georgia Christmas Tree Farms Where You Can Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

North Georgia Christmas Tree Farms

[Updated 10/5/22]   After the Fall Colors in North Georgia Mountains have faded, there’s nothing quite like rounding up the family and going to one of the many Christmas tree farms in Georgia. As you explore rows and rows of bright green trees and breathe in the crisp aromas of pine and cedar, North Georgia Christmas … Read more

Visiting Lake Winfield Scott in Suches GA (Near Blairsville)

Lake Winfield Scott offers combines water and mountains, by Jennifer Worrel

I grew up camping with my parents and their friends. Weekends would smell like tent tarpaulins, campfires, and bacon (which always seemed to sizzle for breakfast).  Sometimes there would be a lake with a speed boat and tubing, other times there would be a canoe and fishing poles. But there would always be friends, and stars, … Read more

The 11 Best Places for Snow Tubing in North Carolina (2022-2023)

Snow Tubing in NC

Though the tourist season may have its peaks and valleys, the North Carolina mountains are truly a nature-lover’s playground 365 days a year. Spring brings an abundance of wonderful wildflowers to the region’s best hiking trails, from striking orange flame azaleas and white mountain laurel to vivid pink rhododendrons. Summer offers warmer weather, an explosion of verdant … Read more

20 Awesome Things to Do for Winter in North Carolina

Atrium - Biltmore Christmas in Asheville NC

Summer in North Carolina is simply glorious, with lots of lakes, swimming holes, river tubing, and waterfalls to explore. And the spectacular beauty of fall in North Carolina is truly breathtaking.  But winter in NC most certainly does not spell the end of all the outdoor fun. The climate of North Carolina is quite varied, and the … Read more

The 10 Best Virginia Wineries to Visit for Wine Tastings & Tours

Virginia Wineries

Whether you’re planning a girls’ trip, a family vacation, or a romantic getaway, visiting wineries in Virginia is a great way to see the beauty of my home state. You’ll find an abundance of great options all along the Virginia wine trails, from wineries in large mountain towns like Charlottesville and Roanoke to small towns in the … Read more

The 20 Best Blue Ridge Georgia Cabins to Rent

Sunset Cabin Blue Ridge GA

[Updated September 26, 2022] Sometimes a couple of days spent out in nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, is just what the doctor ordered for those who want to decompress from the stress of everyday life.  The forests and mountains surrounding the town of Blue Ridge GA offer an abundance of … Read more

The Best Places for Snow Skiing in North Carolina

Best Snow-Skiing in NC

[Updated 9/16/22]  The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains may not have the jaw-dropping 13,000- to 14,000-foot peaks you’ll find in the Rockies of Colorado or Utah, but there are actually numerous great places to go snow skiing in North Carolina. There are impressive options for skiing near Asheville, not to mention top-flight North Carolina ski resorts … Read more