Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains
By Jason Frye
Second Edition, September 2016
Price: $19.99 USD
Travel writer Jason Frye offers his firsthand experience and advice on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains–including North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Frye includes travel strategies, such as “More Than a Drive: Top Hikes Off the BRP” and “The 3-Day Best of the Smokies.” Complete with expert tips on scenic drives, horseback riding, hiking, and camping, Moon Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
This full-color travel guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps throughout.
Raised deep in the mountains of West Virginia, Jason Frye first fell in love with North Carolina as a kid during family vacations to the Outer Banks. In 2002, he swapped his mountains for sand dunes and his river for an ocean when he moved to Wilmington to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing. There, his love for North Carolina deepened into a longing to stay, settle, explore, and be a part of the people, culture, and history of the state.
Along with his wife, Lauren, Jason has kayaked the marshes and waterways near his home; hang glided off the Outer Banks; explored the cityscapes of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem; and wandered the woods and wilds around Asheville.
A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, Southern Living, Salt, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, and acts as a culinary critic for the Wilmington StarNews.