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Beanstalk Journey

Burke County, North Carolina TDA

No, not all of us are going to jump off a bridge, or even leap off a zip-line stand. And hiking 1,000 miles or running 20 miles of whitewater isn’t everyone’s cup of tea either. more

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM Great Escapes

Writer and travel author Joe Tennis sets out to find a classic must-visit and a tucked-away secret of a destination in each of our nine coverage states. more

Nov 1, 2011 12:00 AM Great Escapes

Here’s a chance to combine great travel destinations with equally compelling events in our region’s history, including the Civil War, natural areas, coal history, the arts and more. more

May 1, 2011 12:00 AM Great Escapes

I knew I shouldn’t do it. It was a tight target, just about a kayak wide. A little to the right and I was going over a ledge into a hole if I didn’t get hung up on the rocks first... more

Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM Great Escapes

Great Smoky Mountains Park, Cades Cove

Roger Canada

Often in winter, the Blue Ridge Parkway, linking Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park and Tennessee/North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is closed by snow... more

Nov 1, 2010 12:00 AM Great Escapes