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10 side effects of living in Savannah
10 side effects of living in Savannah

1. You often forget what century it is.Savannah is all about historic preservation — nothing too tall, nothing too modern. Antebellum structures are refurnished into restaurants and business establishments. Lanterns light “steamboat gothic” porches. Spanish moss drapes from live oak and caresses the 18th-century cobblestone streets.

What NOT to do in Paris
What NOT to do in Paris

1. Don’t… see the Mona Lisa.More than 25,000 people visit the Louvre every day, and it seems like the majority of them head straight for this painting.The Mona Lisa is much smaller than most people think and is easily blocked by just a single head in front of you — it’s nearly impossible to ever get a clear view.

Gauley River overnighter, the greatest trip in West Virginia
Gauley River overnighter, the greatest trip in West Virginia

When booking my trip to West Virginia, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Adventures on the Gorge has world class rapids, a tree-top zip line canopy tour, and rock climbing, amongst other outdoor activities. I love a good adventure, but after scouring through nail-biting Youtube compilations of sixty-foot falls from sheer rock cliffs and boats flipping savagely off Pillow Rock, my excitement was marred with apprehension.

Crossnore, NC
Crossnore, NC

Tiny, charming Crossnore (population 200) in rural Avery County has an inspiring story and several unique things to see. For more than 100 years, the highly respected Crossnore School & Children& 39;s Home has provided foster care for children in crisis from North Carolina. The residential school is a non-profit with shopping and dining that supports education and holistic therapy for the 100 residents.

Pearson's Falls, NC
Pearson's Falls, NC

Reopening Aug 1st! Pearson& 39;s Falls was closed in July 2020 due to COVID safety concerns but will reopen with some guidelines and limitations to keep from overcrowding. You must wear a mask when you cannot maintain a social distance. There will be a limit to how many people may be in the park at a given time, so visiting on weekdays is recommended to avoid crowds.

Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Robbinsville
Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Robbinsville

A unique and timeless all-inclusive retreat with majestic views, pampering accommodations, warm hospitality, endless adventure and delectable cuisine. 100 miles west of Asheville, near the Great Smoky Mountains and Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.23 rooms and suites, $255-$295 includes breakfast, lunch and four-course dinner for two; plus amenities including access to bicycles, fishing gear, canoes, paddleboards, tennis and more.

11 things you’ll get addicted to in Michigan
11 things you’ll get addicted to in Michigan

Wading shin-deep in the Great Lakes searching for Petoskey stones.Michigan’s official rocks are discreet, gray things and disguise themselves as nothing impressive. But once they’ve been polished, or even just wetted down by the lake, they show off their lovely, fossilized-coral designs.The Michigan U-Turn.

WATCH: This killer Youtube playlist takes you around the world in 80 music videos
WATCH: This killer Youtube playlist takes you around the world in 80 music videos

DIANA BOCCARA AND LEONARDO LONGO are two Brazilian filmmakers on a round-the-world trip shooting music videos for indie bands. Just try to imagine their daily routine: one country per month, one music video per week, selecting and contacting bands, setting up temporary locations, shooting/editing/uploading each video to Youtube.

Asheville Strong: Support Small Businesses of WNC
Asheville Strong: Support Small Businesses of WNC

As Western North Carolina faces a decline in visitors due to the coronavirus, many of our small businesses who rely on tourism to stay afloat are faced with the possibility of not making it through the season. Our Site has proudly supported Asheville and the many small towns of Western NC for 17 years and we want to help!

13 signs you were born and raised in Estonia
13 signs you were born and raised in Estonia

1. You eat your fish with milk and your sausage with blood.You like fish and milk, and you love kala piimasupp, a fish milk soup made with potatoes, milk, onions, and lots of fish. You usually eat it in the summer, because in the winter you switch to delicious verivorst, a traditional Christmas blood sausage.

15 awe-inspiring forests around the world
15 awe-inspiring forests around the world

Forests make up 30 of Earth’s total land surface. While many people imagine forests as endless clusters of evergreen trees, this type of ecosystem is actually incredibly diverse — some different types include boreal forests, temperate deciduous forests, temperate coniferous forests, tropical forests, and subtropical forests (including subcategories of these as well).

Affordable Hotels and Other Budget Savvy Stays in Asheville
Affordable Hotels and Other Budget Savvy Stays in Asheville

There are a variety of affordable options that allow you to experience all that Asheville and Western NC has to offer, while also being friendly to your wallet. Not all affordable options translate to cheap hotels in Asheville. Smart travel in the mountains is possible with creative stays like our unique hostels, camping, glamping, camp cabins and more.