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Downton Abbey Exhibit Comes to Asheville's Historic Biltmore Estate in 2015

The Vanderbilt family and their home, the Biltmore Estate, have some things in common with the popular show on PBS, Downtown Abbey. Set in the same era, both Downtown Abbey and the Biltmore dealt with similar issues of the time.   "The day-to-day running of the house was surprisingly simil... View the full post »

Blue Ridge Parkway Makes USA Today's 10 Best Bucket-List Road Trips

The accolades continue for Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina region. America's Favorite Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway, makes the list of USA Today's 10 Best Bucket-List Road Trips. We couldn't agree more!   The Blue Ridge Parkway connects the Great Smoky M... View the full post »

Western NC Pet Picnic Benefits Asheville Human Society, Asheville Compassion Network & Pilots N Paws

Make a date with your pet this weekend and plan to be at Fletcher Community Park in Western North Carolina from 11a.m. to 3p.m. for Beemer's Picnic for the Pets this Sunday, July 20. Who is Beemer? She is Buncombe County's most beloved rescued pit bull. She and her owner Joelene (Joey)... View the full post »

Asheville Chosen as One of America's Favorite Mountain Towns: Here's Why

Every year Asheville receives numerous mentions pertaining to why it is a premier travel destination, and 2014 is no different. The good press abounds whether it's about Asheville's growing craft beer scene, world-class farm-to-table fare, breathtaking scenery or the plethora of other reas... View the full post »

Top 5 Ways to Cool Down in Asheville This Summer

Mountain towns like Asheville, North Carolina are the place to be to beat the summer heat. There are so many ways to cool down during the peak of the summer season. Here are a few of our favorites. We're hoping they are some of yours, too. Top 5 Ways to Cool Down in Asheville This Summ... View the full post »