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Asheville Named One of America's Quirkiest Towns by Travel + Leisure

Quirk·y /ˈkwərkē/ (adjective): characterized by peculiar or unexpected traits. Yep, that's Asheville for you. We guess you've heard that Asheville marches to the beat of its own drum. Well, it's true. Travel + Leisure magazine confirms that notion by putting it in the number on... View the full post »

Kristen Wiig Shares Her Asheville Experience on the Late Show with David Letterman

      Fresh off of filming the movie Untitled Armored Car Project with cast mates Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig shared her Asheville experience on the Late Show with David Letterman recently. She chatted with Letterman about her time in the "little hippie ... View the full post »

Two of Asheville's Finest Named Best Restaurants in the South

Duly noted for its quirkiness, celebrated for its craft beer, and loved all around as a vacation destination, Asheville ranks high on many "best of" lists year after year. This year is no different (as you may have noticed from several of our previous blog posts). Here's another one to add to ... View the full post »

Asheville in the Books: American Literary Greats & Their Experiences in Western NC

Did you know that Asheville is both a place of inspiration for some well-known writers and a source of loathing by others? It's true. Some of America's most famous authors, poets and essayists either lived in Asheville for a period of time or visited parts of Western North Carolina dur... View the full post »