Articles written by: Anna Fletcher

Anna Fletcher

I just moved to Asheville in late May after graduating from Appalachian State University. I am 22, living in West Asheville, and working as an intern with ENO. I love being outside and am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle!

A Relaxing Trip Down the Blue Ridge Parkway
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A Relaxing Trip Down the Blue Ridge Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 469-mile national parkway that runs from Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, north to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.  Amazing overlooks, endless hiking trails, campsites, parks and, of course, gorgeous views are all over this All-American Road, just waiting for adventurous trail-blazers and [...]

4 Outdoorsy Hotels to Add to the Bucket List
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4 Outdoorsy Hotels to Add to the Bucket List

“To those who stay put, the world is but an imaginary place.  But to the movers, the makers, and the shakers, the world is all around them, an endless invitation.” Traveling is good for the soul.  There’s nothing quite like plunging into a completely different environment than you’re used to.  [...]

Puppy Love
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Puppy Love

There’s nothing quite like waking up at the crack of dawn to a cold, wet nose half an inch from your face.  You feel like rolling over, pulling the covers over your head and drifting off again, but the dog is up and ready to go.  Sure, you could have [...]

Springtime Sickness – How To Get Back Outside
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Springtime Sickness – How To Get Back Outside

You wake up with cold hands, a hot face and a sore throat.  Your nose resembles a leaky spigot and when you cough, local geologists report activity on the Richter scale.  Sickness happens to all of us, and everyone has their own remedy that they swear works every time.  Some [...]

Gimme Some Slack!
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Gimme Some Slack!

Hi ENOpians! Slacklining is a trend that has really caught on within the past 4 or 5 years.  Living in Boone, I see it everywhere, as long as the sun is out and the temperature is at or above 50 degrees.  I’ve seen people slackline on campus, along the streets [...]