The High Country Blog

Local news, information, and suggestions related to local happenings in the High Country

Goodbye Boone

In July of 2015 I was accepted to App State and two weeks later, with the help of my incredibly loyal and supportive parents, my car was packed up, and I was headed to Boone, North Carolina. Roadtrips and moves were nothing new to me, but this was my first time going...

Discover the Art of Living Retreat Center

It’s a beautiful time to be alive. We live in an age where questions can be asked and answers in seconds. Where people can share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences with the entire world by simply clicking a button. Where, if we have the desire to learn, we can....

Yadkin Valley Wine Tours

Front of the palate, mid palate or rear; aromas, dry, sweet, infused. I never knew sipping wine could be so technical and enjoyable at the same time! There is so much to learn about the kind of grapes, dry years vs. wet years, altitudes of vineyards, infusing wines...

10 Ways to Stay Fit in College

We’ve all heard the nightmares of the ‘freshman fifteen’ and might have even seen for ourselves what can happen when the homework piles up and our metabolism slows down. It’s okay, deep breaths, we’re here for you. Here’s some tips and advice on staying healthy in...

How to Save Money Eating Out

I love eating out. I love that I don't have to cook for myself, I get to try delicious foods that are outside my cooking comfort zone and best of all, I don't have to clean up the mess. Unfortunately for my budget, going out to eat isn't always an option. However,...

Nature: The Great Metaphor

Why do we love to hike, to find the hidden swimming hole, look out from the mountain peak, or run down the winding trail through the forest? I think that the high country presents us with endless opportunities to explore this question. Although so beautiful and...

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