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The Blue Ridge Parkway and surrounding mountain communities in both Virginia and North Carolina have a long and storied history as an arts and culture destination. Traditional artisans practice their crafts to this day, while up and coming artists forge ahead in new techniques and cutting edge creativity. Read More
Ride along for our green tour of the Floyd and Meadows of Dan areas of the BRP in Virginia. We share our adventure of scenic beauty and wildlife, local food, brews and wine - and the best in sustainable lodging for all budgets. From quirky to luxury to antiques and hardware, we saw it all. Read More
Join us at the Avery Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, July 16-18 and August 13-15, 2021 at Sugar Mountain Resort. The juried festivals feature an eclectic gathering of unique hand-crafted wares from fine artists and master crafters. Fine art examples are photography, paintings, jewelry , sculpture, pottery, weaving, glass… Read More
Join us at the Avery Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival, July 16-18 and August 13-15, 2021 at Sugar Mountain Resort. The juried festivals feature an eclectic gathering of unique hand-crafted wares from fine artists and master crafters. Fine art examples are photography, paintings, jewelry , sculpture, pottery, weaving, glass… Read More
“As a travel photographer, I consider myself a puzzle solver. Despite best-laid plans, there are always elements I can’t anticipate. For example, sometimes I don’t find out about cancellations, closures, or construction until I’m on the ground. But another reliably unpredictable element is the weather. Light is a necessary element… Read More
Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer’s Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands.  Music will be played on the porch from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday, May through October.  Check out… Read More
Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer’s Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands.  Music will be played on the porch from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday, May through October.  Check out… Read More
Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer’s Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands.  Music will be played on the porch from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday, May through October.  Check out… Read More
Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer’s Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands.  Music will be played on the porch from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday, May through October.  Check out… Read More
Big Walker Lookout, a Crooked Road venue, will host this Summer’s Mountain Top Music featuring local musicians, some returning favorites as well as fresh new groups & bands.  Music will be played on the porch from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday, May through October.  Check out… Read More