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Moby at Moogfest! Win Tickets Here

Moby at Moogfest! Win Tickets Here

Up for Grabs: Two weekend passes to Asheville’s fall music festival Big news for electronic music fans! Just announced: World-renowned recording artist Moby will play Moogfest 2011 in Asheville, Oct. 28- 30. Click here to win tickets to Moogfest 2011! The news comes following an already stellar festival line-up including contemporary groundbreakers like the Flaming Lips , Passion Pit , STS9 , and

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Foodtopia for the People of Atlanta: Win a Vacation to Asheville

Foodtopia for the People of Atlanta: Win a Vacation to Asheville

Atlanta foodies…start your taste buds! This April, Asheville is packing up its culinary and craft beer culture and heading to the big city. Foodtopia for the People will offer Atlantans chances to win more than 600 tasty prizes, including five culinary getaways to the mountains. We will announce five grand prize vacation winners at our Meet the Foodtopians event on April 27 in Atlanta—an evening

Democratic National Convention Coming to North Carolina

Democratic National Convention Coming to North Carolina

  • February 1, 2011 by Dodie

It's official! The 46th Democratic National Convention is heading to Charlotte in 2012, less than two hours away from our vibrant mountain city. North Carolina and Asheville have become very familiar to the Obamas, who spent quite a bit of time here on the campaign trail. Did you know that President Obama actually practiced for one of the televised debates in Asheville at the historic Grove Park

Asheville’s Sunny Point vies for America’s Best Breakfast

Asheville’s Sunny Point vies for America’s Best Breakfast

  • April 28, 2010 by Dodie

ABC’s Good Morning America Weekend is scouring the country for America’s Best Breakfast . With lines out the door, uber-fresh local ingredients and their very own restaurant garden (literally) outside the kitchen door, it is no wonder that Sunny Point Café has made it to the final four to represent Asheville’s Foodtopian Society . In advance of a nation-wide vote scheduled for May 15, GMA

Confirmed: President Plans Spring Vacation in Asheville

Confirmed: President Plans Spring Vacation in Asheville

  • April 19, 2010 by Dodie

It’s been confirmed! President Obama and the First Family will enjoy a family getaway to Asheville next weekend! Full of history, culture and natural adventures, an Asheville vacation is perfectly presidential as the spring wildflowers rejuvenate the mountains and farm-fresh flavors fill our local restaurants. President

Chill Out with Spring and Summer Travel Deals

Chill Out with Spring and Summer Travel Deals

  • February 20, 2009 by Dodie

Someone recently told me to “chill out.” A familiar phrase in the American vernacular, yes…but this time it resonated as a fitting, and possibly useful, mantra. Times are tough and bad news is in no short supply. More than ever, we owe ourselves time to decompress and bask in life’s simple pleasures. Asheville just happens to be in the R&R business, full of ways to relax and reinvigorate your

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Asheville Named Top 10 Value City for Romance

Asheville Named Top 10 Value City for Romance

  • February 12, 2009 by Dodie

In need of a little Love Potion #9…from the bargain rack? Asheville was just named among the top 10 romantic U.S. destinations for the best value-for-the-money, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Asheville came in third place as a budget-friendly romantic getaway for couples, beating out Nashville, San Diego, San Francisco, Myrtle Beach and Las Vegas, according to leading U.S. travel research firm

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And so it begins...

And so it begins...

  • September 21, 2008 by Dodie

Happy first day of fall! The calendar says it is officially autumn . So, once again, we turn to our trusty area foliage experts for their biological insight on fall color potential for our region. Fall color fanatics will be glad to hear that the news is good! Late summer rains and cooling weather patterns (yes, we've been eyeing those warm sweaters in our closets) mean that fall 2008 could

Fall in Love on an Easy Weekend Getaway

Fall in Love on an Easy Weekend Getaway

  • September 3, 2008 by Dodie

You don’t have to take our word for it… In the September issue of Travel + Leisure , the magazine’s travel aficionados recommend Asheville as a romantic autumn escape, ideal for a long weekend amidst the color-filled mountains. “Imagine a place where the local paper advertises an “organic mechanic,” the streets teem with bandana-wearing banjo players, and tempeh is common on menus, and you have

Fall Foliage ESP

Fall Foliage ESP

  • August 15, 2008 by Dodie

Good news for fall color hunters! Early climate indicators have triggered predictions that fall 2008 could produce the most colorful leaf season in years in Western North Carolina. Dr. Gary Walker gave us the scoop. He specializes in Cliff-Face Ecology and Plant Population Genetics at Appalachian State University...and, since we specialize in scenic drives , harvest events and budget-friendly fall

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