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UpCountry Dining: South Carolina Mountain Cuisine

The flavors are much more varied than you might think. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:28 PM , Features

Travel Guide 3: Tea Rooms of the Mountains

C'mon along for great tastes in cozy settings. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:24 PM Features

Travel Guide 2: Signature Foods of the Mountains

A Southern Appalachian foodie takes you to seven states' worth of great tastes. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:21 PM Features

Travel Guide 1: The Great and Quirky Collections

From heritage firearms to ancient bricks and many more between, travel to great towns for great exhibits. more »

Jan 27, 2016 4:04 PM Features

Bark for the Nation: The Success of Highland Craftsmen

Chris and Marty McCurry have just 25 years of providing bark shingles to the mountains and beyond. more »

Jan 27, 2016 3:45 PM Features

The Cave Beneath Charles Town, W.Va.

Known in its heyday as Lakeland Caverns, this former show cave and its lake have fascinated city residents for more than a century. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:45 PM Features

Lost History: The Odd Trek to Remember the Odd Marshall Expedition

Why would the U.S. Chief Justice, at age 57, take on the treacherous New River in a batteau? And why would somebody do it again in the same kind of vessel, 150 years later? more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:44 PM Features

Moonbow of Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

It takes a certain moon phase, a certain angle of viewing and a clear night to see what’s been called the only moonbow in the Western Hemisphere. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:44 PM Features

Lost Boy of the Smokies

His sister’s efforts—60 years later and with the help of dedicated Smokies ranger—led to the solving of what happened to her 12-year-old brother. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:43 PM Features

Taking the Waters in the Smokies

Back in the 1860s, there were about 70 resorts in the North Carolina and Tennessee mountains—all capitalizing on the “healing waters” bubbling out of the grounds around them. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:42 PM Features

A Tale of Two Men

The conjoined twins lived lives that took them far beyond their biological unusualness. more »

Jan 25, 2016 3:03 PM Features

Luxe Log Cabin

The influence of the Adirondacks are strong in this family's dream-come-true home. more »

Oct 22, 2015 11:19 AM Features


Fred Sauceman

East Tennessee: A Celebration of Mountain Folks and Flavors

The flavors range far beyond barbecue and biscuits into tastes of other lands. more »

Oct 22, 2015 11:09 AM , Features


Dennis Peterson

The Prince’s Visit: How a Tennessee Farmer Showed the World a Thing or Two

Sixty years ago this November, a family was visited by the future King of Belgium. more »

Oct 22, 2015 10:54 AM Features


Kevin Adams

Night Sky: Where to See, How to Photograph

Southern mountain photographer Kevin Adams has made a bit of a career pointing his camera at the stars. more »

Oct 22, 2015 10:39 AM Features


Joe Tennis

Strongest Man, Tall Falls and More

In which our contributing editor and his 9-year-old son turn up all manner of fun and eats. more »

Oct 22, 2015 10:15 AM Features


Mike Scruggs

The Oil Lamps

Are the cheap, old, worn devices just that, or something of more significance and implication? more »

Oct 21, 2015 3:38 PM Features

Culinary Treasures of the West Virginia Panhandle

From 2,000-year-old recipes to fresh ice cream, the flavors are enticing. more »

Aug 17, 2015 4:37 PM , Features

Charlottesville to Charleston Aboard Amtrak

The train may not always be on time, but the foliage is easy to observe. more »

Aug 17, 2015 4:07 PM Features

Chillin' in Chattanooga

The blend is inviting: Retro kitsch plus modern attractions. more »

Aug 17, 2015 4:00 PM Features

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