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Pottery 48 Hr FAM June 2014

From the Earth to the Arts: Hands-On Experiences in Asheville, NC

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 can 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

Hive of bees

Eat Well, Bee Well: A Honey Bee Inspired Itinerary

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.

Asheville Restaurant Week

James Beard Connections in Foodtopia

Top Asheville Chefs and Restaurants Have Earned National Culinary Honors  When many people think of American food, one name often 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

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 Bones

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

Top ways to experience Asheville's craft brew scene With more than 50 brewery locations, Asheville has so much for the beer lover or casual beer enthusiast to explore. Here are unique ways to experience the beer scene in Asheville: Beer City USA. Top 13 Ways to Explore the Beer Scene in Asheville, NC Asheville Brews Cruise Get a behind-the-scenes tour of what's happening in

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

Explore the Western North Carolina Cheese Trail Near Asheville, NC

Taste Southern Cheese 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 these

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