5 things I like about Bryson City, N.C.

My weekend in Bryson City, N.C. was mostly about water: tubing and rafting. And I spent it with a group of friends who had traveled from Colorado and Georgia to experience Western Carolina. I didn’t have time to bike and hike like I planned, but the company was great.

Here are my five favorite things about this little mountain town: Continue reading

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Call of the Oconaluftee

I take two routes to Western North Carolina: Interstate 40 or U.S. 441 through Great Smoky
Mountains National Park. I chose the more scenic route through the park last week. I stopped at the¬†Oconaluftee River Trail and Mountain Farm Museum behind the Oconaluftee Visitors Center. It’s a tranquil spot and a good place for a break before venturing into Cherokee and Bryson City, N.C. Continue reading