Asheville won’t sit still for labels. Its inhabitants will smile and oblige mountain-music expectations with strings that threaten to ignite under a picker’s high-speed fingers. Sidewalk musicians will stage corner concerts, a gracious Asheville reception for guests drawn to the city for its celebrated jam sessions. But don’t dress the Asheville of your daydreams in a permanent pair of cowboy boots. And don’t brand it an unruly drummer too offbeat to march in time.
From the beaches to the riverfront, Wilmington is already a vacation destination. And now local craft brewers have managed to make their handcrafted beers worthy of the journey. With six breweries and six more in the construction and planning stages, the Port City offers something for every beer lover’s palate.
Over the span of decades, thousands have made pilgrimage to the Kindred Spirit. All different walks of life have penned heartfelt notes in the mailbox's journals, but one message rings clearest above all else: Love endures.