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Blue Ridge Mountains

My Gap Year Became My Gap Life

Sarah McArthur | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Sarah McArthur

When I graduated college in 2009, I had this naive idea that I would instantly be flooded with good job offers. Now I just laugh at my young 21-year-old self. Instead, I left North Carolina (where I went to college) and moved back home to Massachusetts.

Three Reasons MerleFest 2016 Is Already The Best One Yet

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

If you are a frequent reader of my posts, you may have noticed I mention MerleFest quite a bit. For the uninitiated, the Americana music festival -- t...

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

Oyster | Posted 12.15.2016 | Travel

The Weatherstation Inn may not be right on the ocean, but it's within walking distance of a couple solid beaches and attractions, and features attractive boutique-style rooms for couples.

Meanwhile Down in South Carolina

Carolyn Bass | Posted 10.08.2016 | Travel
Carolyn Bass

Summer turned to fall while I was in South Carolina, but you would never have known by the warm days and balmy nights.

Photo Shoot in the Shenandoah National Park: Blackrock Summit

Heather Hummel | Posted 07.22.2016 | Arts
Heather Hummel

Rays - North West View ISO 200 f/10 1/25 18mm focal length - - Photo Credit: Heather Hummel Photography I'd been meaning to hike the Blackrock Summit...

5 Reasons You Won't Want to Miss FloydFest

Lisa Snedeker | Posted 06.30.2016 | Entertainment
Lisa Snedeker

The 14th annual FloydFest promises to bring some musical flares (and flair) to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains in a few short weeks.

24 Hours in Greenville, SC

Shoptiques | Posted 06.17.2016 | Travel

Restaurants and shops thrive in a downtown area that Forbes calls one of America's Best Downtowns. The perfect starting point to see for yourself is at Augusta Twenty, recognized by ELLE magazine as one of the top 50 boutiques in the country.

In Awe of Asheville

Carolyn Bass | Posted 06.17.2015 | Travel
Carolyn Bass

When I announced five years ago that we were moving to North Carolina, my writer and artist friends assumed we'd move to Asheville. "It's the creative capital of North Carolina," I heard repeatedly.

Paul Clayton

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Anne Margaret Daniel

Paul Clayton (l) and Bill Clifton, Bill Clifton & Paul Clayton: The First Recordings via Bear Family Records Paul Clayton Worthington was born on Ma...

Cold Days, Warm Nights at These Five Great American Ski Towns | Posted 04.19.2014 | Travel

Great ski towns these days aren't just about great slopes. While that is of supreme importance when choosing a mountain to ride, it isn't all that matters when deciding on a ski getaway destination. A beautiful and quaint town, artisan boutiques, friendly locals and personalized lodging are just a few of our criteria.

Thanksgiving at Fairfield Farm

Bill Marriott | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Bill Marriott

For years, all during the 1940s, my father was searching for a place in the country where he could relive his early years, riding horses and tending sheep. Finally, in 1950, he found his dream place, Fairfield Farm in Hume, Virginia, not too far from Front Royal, Virginia.

Our Obsession With Canopied Trees

Heather Hummel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

An artist knows that anytime a photograph draws you in by making your eyes travel through the scene, their image will gulp you up like a shark does a minnow. I believe there is more to it, though.

Roadtripping in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 08.19.2013 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

For a perfect short road trip, the area starting around D.C. and heading southwest into Virginia is among the best. From Northern Virginia's horse country to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley, you'll find a mix of nature, history and charm.

A Road Trip Through The Blue Ridge Mountains

Illeana Hoffman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Travel
Illeana Hoffman

On the last leg of our journey we reversed direction and headed north to West Virginia through every back woods and windy road in Appalachia.

How Architects Live #2: Peter Culley and Spatial Affairs Bureau

Jade Doskow | Posted 11.05.2012 | Arts
Jade Doskow

2012-09-06-jadedoskow300.jpgWaiting for Peter at the diminutive Charlottesville airport (complete with crafty dioramas depicting the history of the region), I expected he would show up in a sleek, 1960's sports car. He pulled up in a beat-up black pick-up truck, explaining that he used to own such a car but it bottomed out on the dirt road up to his house. I was now thoroughly intrigued.

Preparing Dinner The 'Mountain Men' Way

Posted 06.01.2012 | TV

On the series premiere of "Mountain Men," (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on History) viewers were introduced to (mostly heavily bearded) people who have chosen to...

WATCH: A European Village In America

Kari Haugeto | Posted 06.03.2012 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

Alas, a Bavarian ski vacation is not in this year's budget.

Coast-To-Coast By Greyhound Bus

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.02.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Why would you ride on Greyhound instead of driving -- or grabbing a train or plane?

Dog Days of Summer in Toad Suck

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.08.2011 | Travel
Maggie Van Ostrand

I just got back from a cross-country drive with my two dogs and boy did we have a few adventures along the way. We were headed from Southern Californi...

4th of July in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Millie Kerr | Posted 08.31.2011 | Travel
Millie Kerr

They say that home is where the heart is. Mine belongs in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, to this cottage, which is currently primed for an epic 4th of July celebration.

Hooked On Virginia's Crooked Road

Lea Lane | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Lea Lane

Interested in fiddle and banjo music, crafts, galleries, small towns and Americana? You'll find them on The Crooked Road, about 250 miles along Virginia's southwest corner.

Edible Radio Episode 57: Smart Food with Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider

Edible | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Download this podcast. Subscribe to this podcast on iTunes. Edible Radio Episode 57: Smart Food with Diane Flynt of Foggy Ridge Cider. Welcome to Sm...