Who Are We?
The Blue Ridge Mountains Travel Guide was launched in January 2020 by veteran journalist/photographer Bret Love and his wife, photographer/videographer Mary Gabbett.
Initially driven by an interest in relocating to the Blue Ridge region, the couple’s mission was focused on rediscovering small town Americana.
But there’s a personal element as well, as Bret began tracing his Scots-Irish ancestors. They settled numerous towns in Virginia and North Carolina, including founding the town of Waynesville NC.
Although the COVID lockdowns prevented them from traveling much the first year, the BRMTG team managed to visit more than 40 Blue Ridge Mountain towns in Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia in 2021-2022.
They write about each town’s history, culture, tourist attractions, hiking trails, and restaurants, with the ultimate goal being to create the most extensive guide to the Blue Ridge region available on the Internet.
DMOs We’ve Worked With (Press Trips/Sponsorships)
GA: Barnsley Resort • Blairsville • Blue Ridge/Fannin County • Clayton/Rabun County • Dahlonega • Georgia State Parks • Helen/White County
NC: Asheville • Banner Elk • Blowing Rock • Brevard • Bryson City • Burnsville • Cashiers/Jackson County • Cherokee • Chetola Resort • Franklin • Hendersonville • Hot Springs • Lake Junaluska • Maggie Valley • Meadowbrook Inn • Sylva/Dillsboro • Topoco Lodge • Waynesville • Winston-Salem
VA: Bedford • Bristol • Lexington/Natural Bridge • Luray • Roanoke • Peaks of Otter Lodge • Shenandoah Valley • Waynesboro • Wintergreen Resort
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS TRAVEL GUIDE STATS
[Updated August 1, 2023]
Monthly Page Views: 450,000+
Monthly Unique Visitors: 300,000+
Moz Domain Authority: 44
Newsletter Subscribers: 9,000+
Facebook Followers: 42,000+ (Monthly reach 3-4 million)
Facebook Group Members: 9,000+
Pinterest: 946,000 Monthly Viewers, 23,000+ followers
Audience Demographics: 98% U.S.-based, ages 30-65+, mostly college educated, with an average household income of $100,000+.
Services We Offer
For more information on our services, including cabin/resort reviews, product reviews, licensed photography and video footage, and content marketing, please email us at [email protected].