This week I favor the local places that I hold dear. The first four are found here in the mountains of North Carolina and all are fine places to explore new things in cool mountains. The others are worth considering as well.
Penland School of CraftPenland is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books, paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, letterpress, textiles, and wood.
Wild Acres RetreatWildacres Retreat is a conference center offering its facilities to non-profit groups conducting educational or cultural programs on topics such as music, art, science, religion, lapidary, craft and writing.
Leap Frog ToursLeap Frog Tours
offers tours and transportation so you can to enjoy the beauty, adventure, and culture of Western North Carolina.
Asheville& the Blue Ridge ParkwayFood, drink, art, cool mountains. Visit the Glass Center and learn how to make art glass. Tour the area and learn the great traditions that is Asheville.
Stowe, VermontLong Trail-the oldest long-distance footpath in America climbs Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, located just minutes from the base area at Stowe Mountain Resort. https://www.smartertravel.com/best-things-to-do-in-stowe-vermont/
Munster, Alsace, FranceThe valley of Munster is full of natural wonders : mountain lakes, waterfalls, glacial cirques, peatlands, high stubble fields, dense forests and so on.