Explore the Quieter Side of the Smokies

Immerse yourself in the peaceful charm of the Smokies. From picturesque hikes to quaint mountain towns, find your perfect escape.

Mountain Regions of North Carolina

Welcome to the enchanting Mountain Regions of North Carolina, where adventure meets tranquility! Explore the diverse landscapes of the Western Mountains, home to cascading waterfalls and serene trails. Venture into the Central Mountains, where vibrant towns and stunning vistas await. Finally, discover the High Country, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts with its majestic peaks and charming mountain communities. Join Lee and Debra as we explore the quieter side of the Smokies, guiding you through hidden gems and unforgettable experiences. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat or an action-packed getaway, North Carolina’s mountains have something for everyone. Let’s dive in and uncover the beauty of these breathtaking regions!

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A Roaring Success: 5th Annual WNC JeepFest

A Roaring Success: 5th Annual WNC JeepFest

This past weekend, the 5th Annual WNC JeepFest roared into Maggie Valley, captivating off-road enthusiasts and Jeep lovers alike on June 7 and 8, 2024. With a record estimated attendance of 6.5 thousand, the event was nothing short of a massive hit. Participants and...

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Sunrise Grill – Breakfast Lunch Eats in Boone NC

Sunrise Grill – Breakfast Lunch Eats in Boone NC

Banner photo cred: 828Vibes Four years ago, someone suggested that Lee try the Sunrise Grill in Boone, NC. However, due to its popularity and an over-an-hour wait, he had to eat elsewhere and didn't get the chance to visit until our most recent trip to Grandfather...

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Coyote Kitchen – Lunch Dinner Eats in Boone NC

Coyote Kitchen – Lunch Dinner Eats in Boone NC

Banner photo cred: Coyote Kitchen Website On our second night camping, instead of cooking over the fire, we chose to eat in downtown Boone. I checked the menus and customer reviews of many local-sounding restaurants Boone has to offer and decided on Coyote Kitchen. We...

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