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Our editors have compiled the top trending areas in each of our Blue Ridge coverage states (VA, WV, KY, TN, NC, SC, GA) based on U.S. Travel Association data. Cast your votes for your favorites today and enter to WIN $500! Read more

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Joan Vannorsdall

Two young PhDs in public history have come back to the mountains to make a difference. Read more

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David Arthur Ramsey and Jerry D. Greer

The book “Rocky Fork: Hidden Jewel of the Blue Ridge,” by David Arthur Ramsey, with photos by Ramsey and Jerry D. Greer, celebrates the long process of preservation of some 10,000 acres on the border of Unicoi and Greene counties in Tennessee. Read more

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Jesse Cheers

Boyhood experiences led him to believe that everybody went fishing. These days he’s working toward that goal. Read more

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Tracie Jeffries

Making sure your new plants are indigenous to our region can help assure their beauty, and their role as hosts. Read more

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Joe Tennis

The West Virginia scenic railroad has a family feel to it as passengers watch for birds, buildings and scenery. Read more

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WALTER SCRIPTUNAS II

Our contributing photographers capture the drama and splendor of mountain excursions. Read more

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New hostelries and new breweries dominate our collection of new destinations and attractions recently added to the mountain region. Read more

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Joe Tennis

The famous “Monkey Trial” of 1925 put the little town of Dayton, Tennessee, on the map, as per plan. Read more

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Joe Tennis

The history of the West Virginia resort’s water goes back more than 150 years, with endorsements from people ranging from Olympians to congressmen. Read more

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David Gillespie

The official opening of the new version of the Webster Springs, West Virginia boardwalk will take place in the spring. Read more

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Joe Tennis

Did a Bigfoot save a guy’s life in 2000? And how about the guy who didn’t go into the woods for five years after seeing one? Read more

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The original recipe was cooked up during Prohibition in Kingsport, Tennessee. Jamie Cyphers says her grandma went to jail for it. Read more

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Lynn Faust

Lynn Faust has devoted much of her life since childhood to North America’s synchronous fireflies. And she’s written the definitive guide to luminous bugs. Read more

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Need a little extra help unplugging from the day-to-day? These destinations specialize in the relaxed and the non-electronic. Read more

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Pat and Chuck Blackley

Our contributing photographers present the mountains the way they used to be, and still are in spots. Read more

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2019 Travel Guides

Tony Penna

Our 2019 travel guide explores our great region through its stories and the people who tell them. Read more

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Matt Cuda

Matt Cuda lives in North Carolina and specializes in nature photography. See much more of his work at mattcuda.com. Read more

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Dana Foreman

Is there a more poignant splash of color in the mountain landscape than the bloom of rhododendron? Dana Foreman’s images suggest perhaps not. See more of her work at dana-foreman.pixels.com. Read more

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Nye Simmons

Motorists and photographers are in for a new visual treat in the Tennessee mountains. Read more

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