Anyone who has visited the Asheville, North Carolina area; or those of us who are lucky enough to call this place home, know how truly wonderful and special this city is. That is why we weren't so surprised when we got word that Asheville made the list of Forbes' 15 Coolest Places To Travel in 2018. Yes, you read that correctly; out of anywhere in the world, Asheville, North Carolina made the list! We are squeezed in there right between Chile and Northern Brazil. The folks that Forbes interviewed consisted of high-end travel companies and the article listed the top places that were on their radar of visiting in 2018.
Excerpt from Forbes' journal: “It’s no secret that America’s southern cities are having a moment,” says Indagare’s Biggs Bradley. “Asheville has a character that is at once hipster and classic Americana.” Cradled by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city is home to gorgeous scenery (including a lovely botanical garden), historic mansions (the 19th-century Biltmore Estate is the largest private home in the world) and a remarkable arts scene. “Don’t miss Woolworth Walk to shop the works of dozens of local artisans and stop for a milkshake at the preserved luncheonette counter.”