Tag archives for Asheville

When I first visited Asheville, North Carolina, five years ago, I remember noting the power of the “Love Asheville, Go Local” posters I saw in nearly every store or restaurant window I passed. This fall I was excited to return to Asheville and see that the city had taken its hometown pride to even greater heights. Here are four ways to get a taste of Asheville’s distinctive regional flavor.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in April.

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Quick tips about how to get started on the Appalachian Trail from Jennifer Pharr Davis, who holds the speed record (46 days, 11 hours, and 20 minutes) for through-hiking the American treasure.

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Nobody knows this world better than National Geographic Traveler, and this month’s issue proves it with 50 Tours of  Lifetime. Our expert editors will lead you all over the globe — from Botswana to Bulgaria to bicycling the “Blue and Gray.” There’s something for everyone, guaranteed. Also in this issue: Just in time for National Park Week,…

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The official tourism bureau for Jordan is now billing the country as the “Ultimate Family Destination.” Their new family travel website includes kid-friendly itineraries, calendar of events, games, and “kid testimonials.”  [Visit Jordan] You can live like a foodie without traveling to a major metropolis. Discover the gustatory pleasure of nine small food towns like…

Found: The Perfect Summer Weekend

When a friend accepted a job as a television reporter in Asheville, North Carolina, I promised her I’d get down for a visit. Months later, a mutual friend and I booked plane tickets. The trip turned out to be the perfect summer weekend: a little bit of city, a little bit of country, and a…

Asheville: Beer City USA

Emily Chaplin Krug shares why North Carolina’s funky city of Asheville is the go-to place for great beers. In Provence it’s pastis, in Morocco mint tea, and in Asheville, North Carolina the inevitable answer to the question “What would you like to drink?” is beer. A hoppy pale ale perhaps, or a chocolate porter, but…

The Long Weekend: Asheville, North Carolina

NG Books Editorial Assistant Hunter Braithwaite has returned from a visit to Asheville, North Carolina and sends us his report. Asheville is remote, peculiar, and self-obsessed—three of the main reasons that it deserves your attention. Having heard great things about the town, my girlfriend and I were excited to use the excuse of a friend’s…

GPS Treasure Hunting

So you’ve already navigated your way to and from grandma’s house with the new GPS system you got under the tree this holiday season. But looking for directions is hardly a fun way to play with your new toy. So why not try taking part in a modern-day GPS-savvy scavenger hunt known as Geocaching? (FYI:…