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Appalachian Trail Outposts | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 21 Exclusive Destinations

Appalachian Trail Outposts | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 21 Exclusive Destinations

The nearly 2,200 mile-long Appalachian trail stretches through 14 states. Hikers and vacationers alike find respite at these eclectic, vivacious towns along the trail.

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Top 10 Exchanges in 2017

Top 10 Exchanges in 2017

Top 10 Exchanges in 2017

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Radical Rides

Radical Rides

Pedal part of the spectacular 469-mile-long ridgeline highway that runs along the crest of the southern Appalachian Mountains. This is one of the most scenic rides in the country, with vast expanses and mild traffic patterns. Give your legs a workout as you cycle past blooming rhododendrons, misty tunnels, and even the occasional black bear.

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Five Amazing Exchanges | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

Five Amazing Exchanges | RTX Traveler Magazine Issue 13 | Canada

Galveston, TX Beach season is almost year round in Galveston and they’ve got a great one in East Beach, featuring a boardwalk, live music, and concessions. Relax at Moody Gardens, with 242 acres of botanical gardens, or take a trip back in time at the Lone Star Flight Museum, featuring vintage warplanes of a bygone […]

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RTX Day Trip: Asheville, NC

RTX Day Trip: Asheville, NC

Located just a short drive south of Banner Elk, Asheville is the perfect day trip. Known as “The Paris of the South” for its open minded and eclectic vibe, the city is passionate about food, art, music and also enjoys a thriving craft beer scene. Whether you plan on shopping or enjoying the great outdoors Asheville has something for everyone.

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A Nature Lover’s Dream | Grandfather Mountain | RTX Traveler Magazine

A Nature Lover’s Dream | Grandfather Mountain | RTX Traveler Magazine

A nature lover’s dream come true, Grandfather Mountain offers a variety of hiking trails, an animal habitat, nature museum and scenic vistas that stretch for miles. THE MOUNTAIN A scenic travel attraction, Grandfather Mountain sits at 5,964 feet above sea level making it one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located along […]

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Banner Elk Mountain Escape | RTX Traveler Magazine

Banner Elk Mountain Escape | RTX Traveler Magazine

A four-season destination, Banner Elk is situated in the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery Mother Nature has to offer. Plenty of outdoor activities and a quaint downtown put this High Country destination on your exchange radar.

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North Carolina Theme Park | Tweetsie Railroad

North Carolina Theme Park | Tweetsie Railroad

Entertaining families for more than 50 years, North Carolina’s first theme park has something for everyone, including amusement rides, live shows, a petting zoo and the famous Locomotive No. 12, Tweetsie. Located between Boone and Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad is a short drive from Banner Elk and is the perfect way to spend a day with the children.

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High Country Dining | Banner Elk | RTX Traveler Magazine

High Country Dining | Banner Elk | RTX Traveler Magazine

Banner Elk and the High Country offer a diverse selection of eateries, from country kitchens and diners to some of the most well-known fine dining establishments in the entire state. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual bite or the meal of a lifetime there are an array of options to choose from that will please everyone, so pull up a chair and take a look at some of the best the High Country has to offer.

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Southern Biscuits

Southern Biscuits

A southern staple, the perfect biscuit is a plump, flaky mound of flour, baking powder and fat baked until golden brown. Smothered with sausage gravy, stuffed with country ham or served on the side a fresh batch of biscuits is the best way to start the day.

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