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Learn the Constellations

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New year means new resolutions

With a new year comes new resolutions. Whether you hope to hike more or stress less, eat better or give back, Smoky Mountain Living offers an only-in-Southern-Appalachia guide to making 2017 your best year yet.

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The art of creation is in full force at the Robert Beatty household. Without a TV for mindless distraction, the family finds other ways to entertain themselves. You might say their South Asheville home is a portal for inspiration and imagination. more

Feb 20, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Bellafina Chocloates

Photo courtesy of Bellafina Chocolates

From Mad Priest Coffee in Chattanooga to Aurora Studio & Gallery in Asheville and many places in between, the mountains are full of labors of love - business that put people ahead of profits. more

Feb 20, 2017 12:00 AM , Features

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Photo courtesy of Navitat Canopy Adventures.

Ziplines, hang gliders, tree climbers, trapeze teachers, skydivers and more. more

Feb 20, 2017 12:00 AM Features

12 Days of Christmas

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Partridges and pear trees need not apply: These 12 holiday destinations around Southern Appalachia offer mountain merry-makers a bit of everything—from homespun traditions to festive glamour and glitz. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Home Cooking

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’Tis the season for good cooking. Whether your holiday food traditions have been set in place for generations or every year starts as a blank menu, there’s always room at the table for one more special dish. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

The spin doctor

Tim Koerber photo

The mountains drive these women to extremes—climbing the steepest rock faces, paddling the fastest rapids, biking the most gnarled trails. But what really motivates them is sharing their gifts with outdoors enthusiasts looking for a new challenge. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

“Your background is all you have; it starts you off.”

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Fifty years ago, when she was fifty, Ola Belle Reed looked back to tell the story of her life. For months we had been recording her songs. Now it was time for her life. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Occasionally, SML invites regional authors, storytellers and essayists to contribute their work. Here are some of their stories.

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