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Pottery 48 Hr FAM June 2014

From the Earth to the Arts: Get Totally Involved in Asheville

A Hands-On Escape From Your Everyday Life Asheville is a great place to WATCH—the people, the events, the crowds and the changing scenery—but it is an even better place to DO. Visitors explore the natural world, create art and make music. Here’s what can happen in just a day-and-a-half. Into the Woods Meet up at a location given to you the evening before by Alan Muskat and his

Hive of bees

Eat Well, Bee Well: Asheville's Honey Trail

Sweeten Up to Asheville’s Honey Culture Asheville is bee heaven. They buzz through local gardens , orchards and honey festivals and are celebrated throughout town. From restaurants to shopping excursions, bees keep Asheville’s honey culture humming. Honey in the Mountains Golden honey drizzled on biscuits and a glass of sweet tea are the cornerstones of a good Southern meal.

Katie Button - Curate & Nightbell

James Beard Connections in Foodtopia

Top Asheville Restaurants Earn National Honors  Think of American food and one name comes to mind. James Beard. Julia Child called him the “Dean of American Cuisine,” and he was.  Three decades after his death, The James Beard Foundation continues his work by recognizing regional chefs who are taking American Cuisine to new heights. So it comes as no surprise to see

Parkway Tunnel with Rhododendron

Asheville Under $100: Do It All the Budget-Savvy Way

Your Guide to a Wallet-Friendly Weekend Asheville is well known for its splurge-worthy attractions and high-end culinary experiences, but there are just as many options for anyone seeking an affordable getaway to the mountains. Explore everything Asheville has to offer with a weekend itinerary that delivers on experience, but won’t break the bank. Friday 1 p.m. – Lunch at  12

Wedge Brewing Couple

Beercation Getaway

Tap Into Asheville’s Beer Scene Asheville offers a dizzying array of  beer . From hoppy IPAs to dark stouts, the city’s breweries keep beer flowing like mountain water. With more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the U.S., Asheville was first named Beer City USA in 2009 and has swept the competition almost every year since. Track down the city’s best pints and pours

Amazing Pubcycle Tour

Asheville Beer Scene Tours, Tastings, & Tips

Here are the top ways to truly experience Asheville's craft brew scene. Asheville Brews Cruise Get a behind-the-scenes tour of what's happening in Beer City USA. The Brews Cruise is your all-access pass and comes with your very own designated driver! Bruisin' Ales Looking for some expert guidance or micro-brew souvenirs? Check out this specialty shop on Broadway, which was

Women Shopping Downtown

The Ultimate Guide to a Girlfriends Getaway in Asheville

A Three-Day Itinerary for a Fun-Filled Trip to Asheville Mastering the perfect girlfriends getaway is a bit of an art. A mix of personalities means that the ideal destination needs to have a range of activities and dining options for everyone.  Lucky for you, Asheville has it all! From world-class dining and shopping to outdoor adventures and spas that make you say “ahhhh”,

Blueberry Picking

Pick Your Own Asheville Berry Adventure

Make the Most of the Area’s Abundant Berry Season From farms to forests, berries burst their way onto the Asheville scene beginning in May, and continue to brighten our ice cream and cereal bowls through late November. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, wineberries, and raspberries (both black and red) are on menus, in the fields, at the farmers markets , and in the wilds of the Blue

Biltmore Premium Wine Tasting

Biltmore Estate's Vine to Wine Tour

Exploring Western North Carolina's Wine Country “Where ARE you? Are you in France?” squealed the comments on my new Facebook profile picture. I didn’t have to cross the pond to stand in a hillside vineyard, the horizon sprawled out behind me, puffy clouds languidly skimming across the gently-rounded mountain ridges. But it certainly looked like it. Rather, I was experiencing

Artisan Cheeses

Hot on the Trail of Southern Cheese

Explore the WNC Cheese Trail The Western NC Cheese Trail covers the hills and dales of the Appalachians and foothills. Exploring it is a great way to soak up some rural mountain beauty and sample some of the best handmade cheese made in the South. Connect with cheesemakers, see how and where these delicious dairy products are crafted, and buy your favorites straight from the producers. A visit to