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Welcome to the mountains!
 
For 35 years, The Blue Ridge Digest has been a favorite publication of virtually all mountain area visitor information centers, which ensures that it continues to be the most widely distributed travel publication in the mountains.
 
I’m truly blessed to be living in and promoting the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains area. I am always reminded of this when I am out promoting the Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains at consumer shows by all the comments we receive at our booth. My 80+-year-old aunt helped us in the booth one year at the Orlando Southern Women’s Show and made the comment that people described their past visits to the mountains as almost like going to heaven and they couldn’t wait to get back. When people, ask us at the shows “what is the best time to visit the mountains’ I always say “Spring” as the flowers are out from late March to late June, depending on the species and elevation. And the air always seems clearer and crisper in the spring.

Thank you for making your vacation an All-American experience in a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain area. Your vacation dollars go further on US soil and by spending time in the mountains you not only benefit communities and businesses in your own backyard but avoid flight delays and exchange rates. Now more than ever, Americans are looking for ways to stretch their dollars, spend time with family and friends, reconnect to the wonders of the natural world and if only for a moment, take a breath of fresh air.
 
Enjoy your stay!
 
Tom Hardy
Publisher