Nestled in the amethyst-tinged Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina has been called many things. This eclectic town is known as “Land of the Sky,” “Beer City, USA,” and “Paris of the South,” among other monikers. Whatever you call Asheville, one thing is certain: once you visit it’s hard to escape its charm.

Though more than 92,000 people live in Asheville, you’d be hard pressed to find a more intimate and community-driven city. Tour America’s largest private home, Biltmore Estate. Dine at the restaurants of numerous James Beard Award-winning chefs who oversee innovative menus that reflect Asheville’s inventive spirit without abandoning their roots. Follow the trails through lush forests that beckon visitors, and revive your soul with an almost endless display of music and art.

My new book 100 Things to Do in Asheville Before You Die is a handy guide for digging into all the highlights and lesser-known adventures this incredible city has to offer. The book provides insider tips and itineraries for enjoying all the “musts” within this eclectic city. With outdoor adventures, restaurants, shopping, and a thriving arts and music community—there’s something for every type of traveler.

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