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Quiz: Where’s Your Perfect N.C. Mountain Destination?

Take this quiz to find out which destination is your perfect getaway. Inspired by the North Carolina mountains and presented by Great Outdoor Provision Co.
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View from the Backseat

The joys of family car trips — playing games, sharing snacks, fighting with our siblings — are shared through generations.
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Up in the Air: The Carolina BalloonFest

From the ground, the sight of a hot-air balloon renders you speechless, breathless. But take to the sky in one? Put your life in the care of fire and a capricious wind? Three thousand feet above Statesville, one writer takes the risk.
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Mountain Roads

Grab your camera and cruise down some of our favorite roads in the mountains for taking in the fall leaves.
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Out and About: October 2014

Whether you’re looking for art, music, or food, there is plenty to do this month in
North Carolina.
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Travel Ideas From Our Partners: September 2014

Lost Hollow Opens October 18 National Conference September 25, 2014, in the beautiful mountains of Hendersonville, N.C. Featuring national and regional presenters on topics relevant to aging in place, successful retirement, and so much more … Calling All Groovers & Shakers
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Mountain Must-Reads

Whether you’re planning a visit to western North Carolina this fall and need a book for the road, or you don’t have time for a road trip but wish you did, immerse yourself in these Appalachian classics, recommended by the people who know best — booksellers from two of our favorite mountain bookstores.
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This Weekend in North Carolina: September 19-21

Your weekend guide to events happening across the state.
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15 Events You Shouldn’t Miss This Fall in
Winston-Salem

Savor the season with autumn hikes, spooky tours, seasonal cuisine, and more in Winston-Salem. Check out these events this fall and enter to win a weekend getaway.
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20 Best-Kept Secrets of the N.C. High Country

North Carolina’s High Country—composed of six mountain counties—is such a well-known tourist destination you might think you’ve seen all there is to see there.
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6 College Towns in North Carolina

Just because a city has a university doesn’t mean it’s a college town. A college town is different. The relationship is closer. This fall, see if you can spot the intersection between campus and community in these college towns — three that have long defined the term in North Carolina, and three you might not expect.
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