Blue Ridge Mountains

Motorcycle Touring in Tennessee and North Carolina

For the 2017 Hot Bike Tour, all roads led to, and then from, Johnson City, Tennessee. Located in the wide valley between the Blue Ridge Mountains to …

Road Trips

9 experiences to have in Greenville, SC before they go mainstream

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA, has <i>emerged</i>. This town, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, has put a big emphasis on local talent and …

Travel

90-year-old wins Helen city commissioner seat

- Geneva S. Elwell has worked the polls during elections in White County for 30 years. She had to sit the last one out, though, since she was running …

I Made it to Georgia.. What Now?

I’ve been grappling with the words for this post for a bit, but I figured it was time. It’s just been over a week since I’ve been home. Things are a …

Adventure Travel

The Best and Worst of East Coast Developed Campsites

Our time on the East Coast is drawing to a close and we learned a lot of things while camping up and down this side of the country.

Camping

Who are the 2017 Award Finalists for Independence?

<b>Thank you to everyone who participated in our WSGT Summer 2017 Independence</b> <b>Travel Writing Award this year.</b><p>After reading the entries from our 2017 …

Chose

Dolly Parton's Incredible Tennessee Wildfire Relief Efforts Are Making a Meaningful Difference

What can't Dolly Parton do? In addition to being a singer, songwriter, and author, The Smoky Mountain Songbird is also a prolific …

Dolly Parton

Grandfather Mountain introduces new cougars

Call it a tail of two cougars.<p>On Wednesday, Nov. 16, Grandfather Mountain introduced its newest Western cougars to the public.<p>Named Logan and …

Wildlife

Who's loving the overnight freezing temps? WNC Ski areas

MAGGIE VALLEY It’s here – freezing cold temperatures overnight. Not fun for waking up and getting out the door in the morning, but great for making …

Skiing

Eternians Surprised Skeletor Hasn’t Built Dimensional Border Wall

Eternia: After electing Skeletor–frequent foe of Eternia’s champion He-Man–supreme warlord of the planet a year ago, voters who chose to “Make …

Geek

The Congressional Anti-Parks Caucus in 2017

<i>By Arian Rubio, Legislative Associate, Lands at the League of Conservation Voters</i><p>For generations, people across the country have enjoyed and …

Liberal View

Why Selena Gomez Wore Those Outfits at the AMAs, According to Her Stylist

To know me is to know my obsession with Kate Young, stylist to stars like Sienna Miller, Natalie Portman, Dakota Johnson, Margot Robbie, and, oh …

Selena Gomez

Protection just the first step for conservation nonprofits

As local land trusts bring thousands of acres under protection, the challenges of maintaining the health of those lands grow. And raising money for …

Conservation

Blue Ridge Parkway closed for snow, ice north of Asheville

CLOSE<p>Russ Towers, co-owner of the Mardis Building and Second Gear in West Asheville, gives tips for salting a sidewalk.<p>ASHEVILLE - The very northern …

Road Trips

This North Carolina vineyard is reviving America’s lost grape

JW Ray moved to North Carolina with dreams of planting row upon row of his favorite grape, Pinot Noir. The weather had other plans.<p>“We get more rain …

North Carolina

Samara Weaving Talks MAYHEM, THREE BILLBOARDS And Her Uncle Hugo

Actress Samara Weaving first came to prominence in her native Australia in several seasons of the soap opera <b>Home and Away</b>, a youth-oriented show that …

Evil Dead

Mindhunter Review: The Best Netflix Original Series to Date

Starring Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross, Sonny Valicenti, and Cameron Britton.Directed by David Fincher, Andrew Douglas, …

Horror Movies

People and the parkway: How millions of annual visitors impact the land, environment

The Blue Ridge Parkway sees more visitors every year than the national parks of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite combined.<p>Those visitors …

National Parks

Fun National Park Facts

It’s been a goal now for the last couple years to visit five new national parks a year. So far, it’s gone well! And in total, I’ve been to 19 out of …

National Parks

Our Favorite Facebook Photos: 11/17/17

×<p>Time for this week's Favorite Facebook photos! You may see a few of these throughout the week, but be sure to check back every Friday to see if …

Photography

FremantleMedia’s Got Talent as Global Giant Ramps Up Fiction Firepower

Four years ago, Cecile Frot-Coutaz, the CEO of UFA’s parent company FremantleMedia, unveiled a shift in strategy to focus more on scripted content, …

TV

How to walk Tasmania’s Three Capes Track

Posted by Jeff on Nov 18, 2017 @ 6:53 am in Hiking News | 0 comments | Last modified: November 16, 2017<p>When the Three Capes Track opened two days …

Australia

It’s last call for the Virginia cider that launched the industry’s craft movement

An American cider pioneer is signaling final call. Diane Flynt, founder of Virginia’s Foggy Ridge Cider, announced Nov. 9 that her current release will be her last.<p>“It’s time to return to my roots,” Flynt said in an email to her subscriber list, referring to growing apples, without the pressing …

Lifestyle

How Toys on YouTube Invaded My TV

It's a strange world of YouTube videos. And I'm always vigilant.<p>By<p>Nov 16 2017, 11:21 AM<p>Updated Nov 16 2017, 11:21 AM<p>YouTube/Come Play With …

Kids

Sassafras Mountain tower work to begin this month

CLOSE<p>Dennis Chastain stands at the highest point on Sassafras Mountain, South Carolina's highest point, and describes the view.<p>The long-awaited …

Colorado

Spotlights: Disney on Ice, Vulcanalia VI, and Aerial Rock Show

<b>Nov. 18</b> <b><br>Festival</b> <b><br>Vulcanalia VI</b><p>Vulcanalia VI is an event celebrating fire, fashion, and fantastic music. The indoor-outdoor event will include live …

Walt Disney Company

10 things to do this weekend in and around Asheville, Nov. 17-19

CLOSE<p>The Biltmore Estate's Christmas Tree is raised in the Banquet Hall.<p>It's the weekend before Thanksgiving, which has somehow become the official …

Asheville

2,190 Miles on the Appalachian Trail

March 28: Trent’s Grocery, Virginia<p>Baby Steps<p>We flip-flopped the thru-hike, so we started in Virginia, just south of McAfee Knob, and headed south toward Springer Mountain. Read on →<p>Derrick: We flip-flopped the thru-hike, so we started near our home in Virginia, just south of McAfee Knob, and …

Adventure Travel

Daily 2 Cents: Weird Creature in Indiana -- 'The Bus Is Full' -- Strange Red Light

<b>Weird Creature in Indiana</b><b><br>Carl in Indiana called in to tell of a weird creature he saw:</b><br>“I want to tell you about a creature I've seen twice. This is …

UFOs

The Ramble Ride Report—or Why Every Great Ride Needs a Winnebeergo

The Ramble Ride Report—or Why Every Great Ride Needs a Winnebeergo<p>Sometimes you just need a little miracle in the middle of the hardest climb of your life<p><i>The climb was so steep, I felt like I had to lean back to take it all in.</i> We’d been warned about this climb—to expect 200 yards of the …

Cycling