Arts / Culture / History, Festivals / events, Mountain Adventures, North Carolina

PUT ON YOUR DANCING SHOES AND HEAD TO THE DIRTY DANCING FESTIVAL IN LAKE LURE, NC

Dirty Dancing Festival at Lake Lure, NC

Lake Lure, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is a great destination any time of year, but it’s especially fun to visit during the Annual Dirty Dancing Festival which will be held August 24th—25th of this year. I attended last year’s 8th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival which marked the 30th anniversary of the movie and definitely “had the time of my life”!

To read more about the Festival and what to do while visiting Lake Lure, check out my article at: TraveltheSouthBloggers.

 

Food and Wine, Mountain Adventures

Hendersonville’s Unexpected Food Finds

From cricket tacos to fried chicken, handmade donuts and award-winning desserts, this small North Carolina mountain town is a foodie destination just waiting to be discovered.

Check out the story that was published in Allegiant’s in-flight magazine. Hendersonville’s Unexpected Food Finds.copy

Fun restaurant finds in Hendersonville, NC
Cricket Tacos are a hit at NeverBlue
Arts / Culture / History, Food and Wine, Mountain Adventures, North Carolina, Romantic get-a-ways

Asheville, NC: Discover Small Town Flavor with a Mix of Sophistication

Asheville, NC, skyline

With the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, the town of Asheville has morphed into more than just a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This small mountain town, known as the “Paris of the South,” is a hotspot for farm-to-table restaurants, lively music, arts and crafts, upscale shopping and a wide variety of seasonal festivals.

Click here to read full article. 

Arts / Culture / History, Festivals / events, Food and Wine, Mountain Adventures, North Carolina, Spas

Seasonal Splendor at The Omni Grove Park Inn

The Omni Grove Park Inn is wrapped in luxury for the holidays.
The Omni Grove Park Inn is wrapped in luxury for the holidays.

Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains, this 100+ year- old, AAA Four-Diamond resort hotel is known for its elegance and southern charm. While every season is spectacular at the Omni Grove Park Inn, the winter holidays kick it up a notch with special events such as the National Gingerbread House Competition, delicious holiday dining, live music and festive decorations. Read entire article originally published in the November 2015 issue of Luxe Beat Magazine.

GrovePark Inn-LuxeBeatMag.com

 

 

Mountain Adventures, North Carolina

Get Your Kicks on the “Tail of the Dragon”

Where the Blue Ridge and Smokies Meet

BRP Bikers

The twisting mountain roads of the Maggie Valley and Waynesville area in North Carolina are some of the most popular motorcycling destinations in the world. Whether you’re riding a motorcycle or driving a sports care, be ready to scrape some metal or squeal your tires on some wild curves on the “Tail of the Dragon,” also known as Deals Gap.

With a world-famous reputation, this 11-mile stretch with 318 curves has become a destination for hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists and sports car drivers looking to tame the beast. Located on the North Carolina and Tennessee border, this road has been featured in a number of movies including The Fugitive (1993) with Harrison Ford as well as several documentaries. Larry the Cable Guy also recently explored this road on the History Channel (Check out re-runs).

A great motor touring brochure featuring several tours on the Blue Ridge Parkway and Smoky Mountains is available at www.VisitNCsmokies.com.