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Escape to Cataloochee Ranch in Maggie Valley, where the views are breathtaking and the livin’ is easy

A mile high in the Maggie Valley area of the North Carolina mountains is a gem of a vacation spot that will leave you refreshed, renewed, and ever-grateful that you live less than three hours from a slice of how life used to be. Allow us to introduce you to Cataloochee Ranch (cataloocheeranch.com) a getaway that’s been family-owned and operated…

Your Asheville bucket list: What to eat, drink, and do on your next weekend getaway

Known for its small-town charm and welcoming feel, Asheville has stepped into the national spotlight in recent years, becoming a top destination for North Carolinians and world travelers alike. Just last year, Lonely Planet ranked it the No. 1 place to visit in the U.S. And it’s easy to see why: The “Land of the Sky” is nestled in the…

Bon Voyage! 5 of this year’s hottest travel trends

For travelers looking for custom experiences and luxury travel in particular, bringing a travel advisor on board is becoming increasingly more appealing. Virtuoso—a network of travel advisors and agencies with over 800 locations, 16,000 advisors, and a presence in more than 45 countries—hosts Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, which brings together high-end vendors from the travel world (think hotels,…

How Florence, Italy native Nada Vergili created ‘tours for people who don’t do tours’

Growing up in Florence, Italy, Nada Vergili was just steps away from some of the world’s most iconic spots—and had a front-row seat to a lifestyle overworked and stressed-out Americans want more of. Now her Charlotte-based tour company, Nada’s Italy, located in the heart of Dilworth, is all about sharing that way of life, “la dolce vita,” with people from…

An insider’s look at ArtFields, a revolutionary S.C. arts festival founded by a billionaire

The annual ArtFields exhibition on April 20-28 will bring serious cultural cred—and crowds—to a small South Carolina town.  Everyone’s from somewhere. Darla Moore—billionaire investment banker, philanthropist, and the first woman to grace the cover of Fortune magazine—is from Lake City, S.C. It’s a spot I’d known only as one of the hard-luck towns I drive through to get to Pawleys…

Southern hospitality: Inside The Dewberry, Charleston’s new hotel

Charleston’s new Dewberry hotel offers midcentury modern vibes with a side of Southern hospitality. In a city known for its antebellum architecture and romantic rows of pastel homes, The Dewberry’s design draws attention. Overlooking Charleston’s Marion Square, the new 155-room hotel pays serious homage to midcentury design—but with plenty of subtle nods to its Lowcountry surroundings. The building was originally…

Unexplored Tuscany

From family-owned vineyards to truffle hunting adventures, Tuscany offers an allure all its own. The breeze in Tuscany comes gently with the scent of lavender and the sound of old church bells. This picturesque region of Italy is known for its rich history, Renaissance art, stunning landscapes, and fine wines and food, but there’s more to it. Tuscany offers a…