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Big South Fork: A Land of Gorges and Arches

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The Big South Fork: A Land Of Gorges & Arches

You hike through a forest on a rolling plateau. It’s pleasantly cool in the summer with the tree canopy above. After a while, you scan the landscape and perceive an openness through the forest ahead—it can give a queasy feeling of an upcoming void.

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Abingdon is one of our favorite places to visit anywhere, and during many sojourns we’ve learned the ghostly legends. But what we didn’t know is that this is a town that sometimes seems to have more buildings haunted than not. more

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The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Jamie Hargis photo

There’s something deeply resonant about the continuity of family farms, working the same land backward and forward in time. The heritage is particularly rich when the crops grow on trees. more

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Big South Fork: Adventure Awaits

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Straddling both Tennessee and Kentucky, the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area provides visitors access to 125,000 acres with natural arches, waterfalls and a host of outdoor activities like camping, horseback riding and paddling. more

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Carol and Jim Steiner say they understand that the idea of a jaunt on the Appalachian Trail can intimidate some would-be hikers. After all, the AT is about 2,181 miles long, known as the longest continuously marked footpath in the world. more

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When David Cooke started promoting a new program called Grow Appalachia to help people in Appalachian states and counties grow their own healthy produce, some residents were a bit skeptical. more

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It’s a name that often stands alone, bereft of more because it is complete in its singularity. Chihuly. From Venice to Jerusalem, the exhibitions of Seattle artist Dale Chihuly have attracted fans and critics alike. more

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When you hiked with Glenn Cardwell, you got information. He was a humble and soft-spoken man in his business world, but he waxed poetic and enthusiastic when you got him on the trails. more

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