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Kevin Adams, author of North Carolina Waterfalls and several other books, leads photo tours in the Blue Ridge Mountains and abroad. more

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Cathryn Hankla is an intrepid traveler and the author of more than a dozen books. This excerpt is from her latest book, a memoir in essays, Lost Places: On Losing and Finding Home (Mercer University Press, 2018) more

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Betsy Teter's guest column describes her childhood want to visit Ghost Town in Maggie Valley. more

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Bill Burnham

Bill Burnham is the owner-operator, with his wife, Mary Burnham, of Burnham Guides LLC, which combines their work as guidebook authors and kayak guides. more

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Suzi Parron is the author of “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” and “Following the Barn Quilt Trail.” more

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The Cherokee people called the southern Appalachian mountains “shaconage” (sha-con-oh-hey) or “place of the blue smoke.” more

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Mallory McDuff has raised her two daughters on the campus of Warren Wilson College for the past 17 years. more

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Jackie Lawley

Jackie and Marvin Lawley recently retired and moved to Jackie’s family home in Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee. more

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Read our latest guest column in the May/June issue from award-winning author and illustrator Cece Bell. more

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David Holt's admiration for the late Doc Watson is evident in the accompanying photo from one of the many times they performed together at MerleFest. more

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