In the month leading up to Halloween, golden-orange gourds are everywhere, popping up on porches and blanketing church lawns. As pies or as jack-o’-lanterns, pumpkins feed us, scare us, and light the way.
In a neighborhood just north of busy downtown Asheville, grand old houses with soft beds, gourmet breakfasts, and wide, friendly porches say, “Come on in. Won’t you stay awhile?”
This one-time summer retreat in Haywood County now welcomes visitors year-round. Yet it remains an enchanting place apart — especially on the Fourth of July.
A coastal town with an abundance of charm looks even sweeter aboard an old-school beach cruiser.
A double-decker bus parked permanently on the corner of Biltmore Avenue and Aston Street offers warm drinks, sweet treats, and a view from the top (of the bus).
The life cycle of creation, grief, and renewal is reflected and maintained at Timberlake Farm, an earth sanctuary near Whitsett.
Next stop on the North Carolina International Tour of Sandwiches: The Middle East.
Next stop on the North Carolina International Tour of Sandwiches: Vietnam.
Next stop on the North Carolina International Tour of Sandwiches: Bosnia.