Somewhere in those snowy patches is a little white dog. 🐶 Okay, so maybe hiking close to 13 miles wasn’t the smartest thing to do while recovering from sickness...but I did it anyways. Took the #appalachiantrail up to Big Bald today and it hit me hard. I pushed myself and even little, energetic Bryson too hard. While we’ve hiked longer trails before, it’s been a while and committing to that length and the almost 3000’ climb was pretty stupid in my condition. 🤧 Big Bald was beautiful but I was too miserable to enjoy it. Wore the wrong shoes (hello, blisters), didn’t give us enough sunlight - made some serious rookie mistakes. (I blame the NyQuil) but my heavy cough and sore, blistered legs are solid reminders to respect the mountains and listen to your body. Sometimes it takes these kind of hiking fails to set yo’ ass straight. . . . . . . . . . . #girlsbestfriend #hikingpartner #traildog #ruffwear #adoptdontshop #rescuedog #dogsthathike #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #hikingwithheelers #livelifeoffleash #828isgreat #asheville #avltoday #exploreWNC #adventureasheville #appalachain_explorers #ashevilletrails #romanticasheville #visitasheville #getoutdoors #optoutside #outdoorwoman #keepitwild #wildernessculture #mtnchicks #womenwhohike #womenwhoexplore #mountainlife
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Updated! Top spots for mountain weddings in 2018. We even have beaches! See 30 venues at romanticasheville.com. #romanticasheville #asheville #ncmountains #wnc #828isgreat
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2017 memories of North Carolina beauty. Hundreds of waterfalls are available for viewing via hiking or from the road throughout the Pisgah, Dupont and Gorges forests and state parks. Really can't get enough of these natural wonders. 🏞#landofwaterfalls #ashevillenc #brevardnc #romanticasheville
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Throwback to one of the more mystical scenes I’ve ever encountered - a foggy day on the Craggy Pinnacle Trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Like a limited edition canvas print of this image? I’m running a special through my FineArtAmerica page. The link to order is in my bio.
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An interesting and beautiful hike with 60 degree weather but still icy trails in #southmountainstatepark . . . . . #visitnc #ncstateparks #waterfall #frozenwaterfall #winterhike #northcarolina #romanticasheville #explorenc #optoutside
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How I live... @nick_buja & I went on a mini road trip this week for his birthday & wedding tastings to Asheville. There was a lot of craft beer drank, street art enjoyed, tattoos, & (our favorite) mini-hikes & waterfalls 😍 . @doughnutsanddeadlifts asked for us to show them how I live... outside of lifting & my love of food 🖤 so I left out all the delicious food we ate while there. Maybe I'll make another video of that stuff 😉 . So here's my little ol' submission for their #dndlambassadorsearch2018 #dndlhowilive . Whenever we go somewhere, 9/10 it's either hiking, camping, visiting breweries, looking for street art, or someone is running a race or getting tattooed. **Spoiler alert** It's always Nick running the races 😂 and of course, this trip was no different. Even with the weather that NC got! ❄ . Next road trip can't come soon enough! . #ashevillenc #brewcity #ncoutdoors #pisgahnationalforest #lookingglassfalls #hiking #trail #nationalforest #roadtrip #nature #adventure #brewery #craftbeer #outdoors #mountains #blueridgemountains #oconalufteevisitorcenter #elk #northcarolina #ncgetoutside #drinkmorebeer #beerlover @catawbabeer @nantahalabrew @twinleafbeer @wickedweedbrewing #funkatorium #twinleafbrewery #catawbabrewery #salsasasheville #visitasheville @visitasheville @romanticasheville #romanticasheville
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This warmer weather has me looking forward to spring and summer ☀️ #brittany_rene_photography
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Tim and I had a delicious dinner at @stormrhumbar on our honeymoon in Asheville, NC! It’s such a romantic restaurant, and we even got to sit in front of the fireplace 😊 We can definitely see why Storm Rhum Bar and Bistro was named the coziest restaurant in North Carolina! P.S. Don’t pass on their rum cocktails. #asheville #northcarolina #romanticdinner #honeymoon #visitasheville #visitnc #travelgram
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1.20.18 Asheville, NC 🌒 I took a billion pictures of the moon highlighted by the colors of the setting sun. Pink, purple, yellow and orange streams filled the sky over blue mountain peaks. Yet just before I got in my car to go, I took this final picture and it turned out to be my favorite one. No filter, mostly grey, simple but beautiful
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I miss the Smokies, haven't hiked there in the new year yet, but plotting a nice long hike up in the clouds next week. This cozy winter scene is from Mt Le Conte at 6594ft elevation on a super freezing day a few years ago. #northcarolina #hikenc #hikenorthcarolina #smokies #smokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokies #mtleconte #win#wintercabin #cabin #visitthesmokies #WinterWonderland #snow #upintheclouds #December #Decembersnow #visitnc #Snowfall #ashevillehiking #828 #828isgreat #winter #winterimpression #snowhike #visitasheville #romanticasheville #forest #frost #trees #snowforest
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“& when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight. & some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say ‘Me too’ again” - Oprah
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Robert and I enjoyed sunset from the back steps of the Grove Park Inn this afternoon as the culmination to our shopping day. Simply beautiful! #greatsmokies #blueridgemountains #blueridgesunset #ncmountains #visitnc #romanticasheville #groveparkinn
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1.20.18 Bearwallow Mountain The cool, crisp air and warm sun at the peak made the muddy climb worth the mess
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Heading down south to the land of the pines, I’m thumbing my way into North Caroline... Thanks you for the tag @xwesx ... we love our sweet Carolina! Tag us or use #nat#naturalnorthcarolina to be featured. . . . . . @naturalunited #naturalnorthcarolina #mothernature #nat#naturers #nature #instanature #naturephotography #travel #hiking #lifestyle #explore #adventure #visitnc #naturenc #nc<#ncoutdoors #ncmountains #playonnc #scenicnc #explorecarolina #northcarolina #romanticasheville #appalachianexplorers #appalachiantrails #shareyourNC #nc #hikeNC #wagonwheel #ncoutdoor_inc
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This was my first time to Silver Run Falls just outside of Cashiers, NC. It is a ~25 foot falls which spills into a large pool (would be great swimming spot in summer!). If you are in the area, be sure to check it out! . . . . . #828isgreat #ashevilletrails #carolinamountains #cashiersnc #choosemountains #discover_carolinas #discoverjacksonnc #explorecarolina #findyourtrail #landofwaterfalls #lonesomevalleync #lon#longexposureeday #longexposure #ncwaterfalls #northcarolinawaterfalls #onlyinnorthcarolina #optoutside #river #romanticasheville #visitasheville #visitnc #visitwaterfalls #waterfall #waterfalls #westernnorthcarolina #wnc
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So weird to hike in the snow when it's 60 degrees.
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When in Asheville, NC, make a stop at @doubledscoffee for a hot beverage and dessert! The cozy interior of this double decker bus is the perfect spot to watch the world go by. Do you enjoy checking out unique coffee shops when you travel? I sure do! Share where your favorite coffee shop is that you’ve stumbled across while traveling! #asheville #northcarolina #travelgram #travelusa #visitasheville #visitnc
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Pre dawn Waffle House, then a huge sunrise view all to ourselves. The perfect southern winter morning has been had.
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Beautiful drive over US 441 today #smokymountains #romanticasheville #saturdaydrive
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Had a fantastic shoot with Yoga Instructor Mauni Tomlo of Asheville yesterday. It was freezing yet she was like a walking ball of sunshine as she effortlessly worked her yoga poses. Model @ohm_mauni * * * * #bea#beautyportrait #yog#yogaywhere #yogapose #instafit #yoga #womenwhohike #liquidoactive #fashion #romanticasheville #appalachian_explorers #ourstatemag #explorecaldwell #yogamotivation #nat#nature #ncmodel #ashevillemodel #scoutme #beautyportrait #fitnessmodel #portrait_shots #majestic_people #brownmountainbeachresort #instamodel #agameofportraits #artofvisuals #redhead #like4like #moodygram #nature #wilsoncreek
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Every bride deserves to feel like a princess on their wedding day. Kelsey’s fairytale themed wedding is the perfect example. 📸 @firerosephotographync
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2 months away! First day of Spring and #BiltmoreBlooms begins. See the blooming calendar of 100,000 bulbs romanticasheville.com. #romanticasheville #bil#biltmorete #biltmore #ncmountains #wnc #828isgreat #asheville
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Wow. Just wow. ##friendsofgorges #gor#gorgesstatepark #Repost @bistraphotography ・・・ Since photos just didn't do justice to this surreal moment, here's a video of Rainbow Falls with its eponymous phenomenon and its mist frozen on the slopes of the gorge. #asheville #visitasheville #visitnc #romanticasheville #hikenc # #winter #winterimpression #snowhike #winterhike #WinterWonderland #wintertrail #winterwalk #828#828eat #gorgesstatepark #rai#rainbowrfall #waterfall #icywaterfall #rainbow #icyrainbow #ncw#ncrfall #landofwaterfalls #icymist #wnc #nc #828 #FindYourPark #statepark
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The first stems of these specialty narcissus (aka fancy daffodils) are starting to push their green shoots up through the soil. A reminder that even though the fields are partially snow-covered and muddy, there’s life and a promise of spring below the surface.
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All the snowy weather is reminding us of this amazing day! Ashley and Michael braved the snow and as a reward, got the most incredible shots by the always fantastic @thirteenthmoonphotography #decemberwedding #winterwedding #ashevillewedding #carolinaloveevents
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