Deborah R. Huso

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


Combine the Patsy Cline magic of Winchester with getting "lost" in West Virginia, and you're ready for fun. more


The distinctive towns that dot "the valley of the stars" are home to great places to eat. more


Photo Contest Winner Dave Allen!

Dave Allen

Looking for a rewarding walk to some of the southern mountains’ loveliest falls? Here are some of our top picks, with details on the walks to get to them. more


Highland County, Va

Photo by Scott McClurg

Back to the Mountains

I don’t remember anymore when I first visited Highland County, Va. I know it was a tradition in our household to venture over three mountain ranges each March for the annual maple festival. more

Feb 9, 2010 12:00 AM Word & Image

Smokies Creek

Deborah Huso

It’s one of those typical days in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. My husband and are stuck behind a line of slow-moving cars taking the popular and almost always overcrowded Cades Cove loop tour. more

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Often recognized for their beauty and recreational opportunities, the reservoirs of the southern mountains fuel local economies, provide clean drinking water, power homes and businesses, and protect countless acres of farmland from flooding. more

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