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This place is absolutely gorgeous. We’re smack dab in the middle of the North Carolina Smoky Mountains, so prepare yourself for a vacation chock full of outdoor adventure, cultural delights, farm-to-table restaurants, unique shopping, farmers markets, craft breweries, mountain music, and anything else a fun-forward traveler could ever dream of.

Big John

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I love it around here.

Hi. I’m Big John and I’m so proud of this place. A fresh blend of pure mountain bliss and unique Appalachian culture, I love talking about the North Carolina Smokies. Check out these fun videos about hiking, brewpubs, motorcycling the Blue Ridge Parkway, discovering the local landscape along a quilt trail, fishing for trout, and bluegrass.

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Winter Hiking Reccomendation – Sam’s Summits Loop Trail

December 15, 2014

I don’t know about you, but winter is one my favorite times of the year.  The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is full of excitement while the months following are dotted with anticipation of hearing that four-letter word uttered by the local weatherman (yes, I’m talking about SNOW).  The mere mention of a Read more…