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Andrew Kasper

With daydreams of adventure and longing for a world much wilder than the break room, concrete streets and manicured trees of the city, Knoxville’s outdoor recreation lovers need not travel far to find where the city gives way to the country. more

Apr 1, 2014 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

Waynesville street dance 01

Margaret Hester photo

Community is not created simply by proximity. It takes a movement, sometimes repeated movements that, if one looks closely enough, might even resemble dancing, dancing in the streets. It matters not what one wears, just as long as one is there. more

Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM Features

Arboretum bonsai

Andrew Kasper photo

Situated just south of Asheville, off the Blue Ridge Parkway and along the French Broad River, the North Carolina Arboretum is home to one of the country’s most impressive bonsai collections. more

Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

Waterrock Knob

Andrew Kasper photo

Long after the autumn tourists are gone and only the burliest of leaves are still clinging to the trees, lookouts and trails stemming off the Blue Ridge Parkway become a haven for the hearty traveler. more

Dec 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer