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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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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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Blue Ridge, Georgia is just 90 minutes north of Atlanta and within a day’s drive of five states in the Southeast. Read more

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Seeing Southern

What pairs better with falling leaves and wood burning fires? Craft beer, of course. Head to western North Carolina to the small town of Sylva and enjoy craft beer at its finest. Read more

, Seeing Southern

With the region’s coal mining jobs largely gone, the east Kentucky town is at work on new ways of success. Read more

Our Blue Ridge Towns

The Rivanna Trail and other walkways in and around Charlottesville, Virginia make for a rich and varied walk. Read more

The Good Walk

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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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Tom Hardy Steps Down From The Blue Ridge Parkway Association Read more

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A 4-year-old is happy pretty much anywhere Mom and Dad take him, but the treasures of the parkway make for a great weekend. Read more

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Seeing Southern

Everyone is a storyteller. You and me, for, after all, our lives are made up of a chain of stories stringing childhood to old age and who better to convey them that the ones who have a front row seat as the yarn unravels. Experience the best stories. Read more

, Seeing Southern

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Sid Vedula

With surprises ranging from ghosts and spirits to delicious dining destinations and more, each stop is pure pleasure. Read more

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Ed Rehbein

West Virginia’s Hanging Rock is a great place to watch migratory hawks and other birds. Read more

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Pat & Chuck Blackley

Elizabeth Hunter, who began contributing to this magazine with its first issue and served as its award-winning columnist until her retirement at the end of 2014, also wrote dozens of articles, with care, awe and love, about the Blue Ridge Parkway. Read more

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Ed Phillips

Since we last explored the Brown Mountain Lights (March/April 1995), new scientific research teams were formed, the Burke County Tourism Authority offered sold-out symposia, the lights were featured in a National Geographic show and more. Read more

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Joe Tennis

The North Carolina native offers tours at the Oconaluftee Indian Village. Read more

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Our readers have spoken! Here are their picks for the best people, places, things and more in the Southern Appalachians. Read more

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Andy Chabot

The wonders of the train include, well, not driving, as well as great stops to explore along the way. Read more

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Joe Tennis

In the third of our 30th Anniversary look-backs, we find a blend of old and new. Read more

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These parks hold strong promise for life-listers, great trails, scenery and more. Read more

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Here's your guide to 177 great gatherings to help you plan your 2018 mountain travels. Read more

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