BY NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE MAGAZINE Where to Live and Play! Asheville’s outdoor enthusiasts come together for the festivals, markets, and bohemian art and music scenes in this Blue Ridge Mountains hot spot. PLAY Trek the Big Fork Ridge Loop in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 9.3-mile (15-kilometer) circuit is notorious for its rough terrain […]Read more "NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NAMES ASHEVILLE A BEST ADVENTURE TOWN"
BY MARKET WATCH In a recent poll about retirement destinations, Market Watch reported that Asheville was voted the top city in America to retire. Sarasota, Florida was second and Venice, Florida was third. Read the Article Here. The article states: “Because of its charming environment and mild weather, Asheville has long been a desirable retirement […]Read more "ASHEVILLE VOTED #1 PLACE TO RETIRE IN AMERICA"
BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELER © Bill Gozansky / Alamy Known for its Blue Ridge Mountain scenery and music scene, Asheville has also become a craft beer-brewing epicenter, with a lengthy list of local options and more breweries per capita than any other U.S. City. History buffs explore the 250-room, 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate, the largest privately […]Read more "Readers of Condé Nast Traveler voted Asheville #3 among “The 30 Best Small Cities in America”"
BY ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES CAITLIN BYRD One year and one month after Christina and Blaise Forêt declared their love for each other in front of family and friends in South Carolina, they found themselves renewing their vows in front of strangers in Asheville this week. The bride wore gold — not white. The groom wore a blue suit […]Read more "WEDDINGS: THE INDUSTRY THAT LOVES ASHEVILLE"
BY MOUNTAIN XPRESS KAT MCREYNOLDS The American Planning Association (APA) today named Lexington Avenue in Asheville, North Carolina, as one of five Great Streets on the organization’s annual Great Places in America list. As part of National Community Planning Month, APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces in the United […]Read more "LEXINGTON AVENUE IN DOWNTOWN ASHEVILLE, NC NAMED ONE OF GREAT PLACES IN AMERICA"
BY NEWNOWNEXT.COM ALEX KACALA This colorful North Carolina city is surprisingly gay, with rich literary roots and a tremendous B&B culture. Many inns are gay-owned, including 1889 White Gate Inn and Cottage, Cedar Crest Inn, and Hill House Bed & Breakfast. At night, stop by O.Henry’s, the oldest gay bar in the state. But don’t confuse age for […]Read more "#1 GREATEST GAY VACATION SPOT YOU’VE PROBABLY NEVER BEEN TO"
BY MATADORNETWORK.COM MATADOR TEAM WHAT MAKES A TOWN “THE COOLEST”? In the end, it’s the same as what makes travel the coolest: the people. And yet there seem to be a few common patterns that attract cool people to certain areas, or perhaps it’s the other way around: people’s creativity and innovation helps lead their […]Read more "#1 COOLEST TOWN IN THE UNITED STATES"