Telling the Asheville story and keeping our vibrant Blue Ridge Mountain region top-of-mind for media nationwide is a constant focus of Explore Asheville’s Public Relations team.

Here is just a sampling of recent news clips about the Asheville area from regional and national news outlets, many of which are a result of the PR team’s efforts:

September 2020

Nashville Scene | Quarantripping Around the World in Asheville

American Way | Local Takes: Asheville

USA Today | Shop and dine while maintaining social distance in these picturesque places

Conde Nast Traveler (also picked up by Yahoo) | 3 Best Day Trips from Charlotte (blogger) | The Best Leaf Peeping Trip Ideas for Fall

MSN | Vacation Inspiration: 10 Places to Go in October

August 2020

New York Times | Enjoy that Last Gasp of Summer

AAA Go Magazine | Tasty Trails

Travel + Leisure | 10 Best Fall Vacations for Foliage Views, Fewer Crowds, and Stunning Scenery

Southern Living | What to Expect for Fall Foliage in Asheville This Year

Veranda | 14 Thanksgiving Destinations to Satisfy Your Wanderlust This Fall

Matador Network  | The top 10 destinations in the US for LGBTQ travelers this fall

Reader’s Digest (also published on | 13 Great Last-Minute Mountain Escapes

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) | Virtual Experiences — the Next Best Thing in Destination Marketing

Washington Post | America’s fall destinations will have to balance coronavirus safety with a tourism comeback

AARP | 9 Beautiful Destinations to View Fall Foliage

Men’s Journal | Neighborhood Heroes: Asheville, NC’s Bryan King, 12 Bones Smokehouse and Brewing

Chowhound |Chow Chow Is the Best Thing to Happen to Sandwiches Since…

May – July 2020

Travel + Leisure | The Top 15 Cities in the United States (Asheville #9)

WSPA-TV | Destination Vacation Heading to Asheville NC

Today’s Hotelier | Nation works together to overcome unprecedented challenges

All Recipes | Community Organizations Across America Join Forces with Farmers to Save Crops, Feed Neighbors in Need

Travel Awaits | Beautiful Carolinas Road Trip: Asheville to Myrtle Beach

WRALMountain road trip ideas: waterfalls and mountain picnics

AFAR | The Best Small Cities in the United States in 2020

CircaWanderlust | 11 Best Southern Cities Everyone Needs to Visit in the U.S.

FoodFindsAsia | 7 Great Spots for Beer Fans and Wine Lovers

Simply Buckhead | Tap Into Asheville

Best Cities | America’s Best Small Cities

MSN | The Most Charming Small City in Every State

Trips to Discover | 12 Best Places to Travel with Your Dog in the U.S.

Forbes | The South’s Most ‘Tasteful’ Small Towns

Domino | Add East Fork Pottery’s Open-Air Gathering to Your Summer Mood Board

Fayetteville Observer | Looking to get away? Consider these options

Trazee Travel | A Relaxing Escape to Asheville, North Carolina

Be My Travel Muse | Asheville’s Best Free + Budget Things to Do

Food & Wine | Summer Recipes (story features Chef Katie Button or Curate)

AAA Talks | An Inside Look at the Art and Artists of Asheville

For the Love of Wanderlust | Great Hikes Near Asheville, North Carolina