Adventure: Asheville

Adventure: Asheville

A weekend at the LEAF festival
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I know what you're thinking: how lame am I that October is almost over and I've only just had my first weekend of adventure as a college student!! However, that adventure has come and gone and I am so excited to write about my weekend in Asheville, North Carolina at the LEAF festival!

For starters, lets talk about Asheville. Asheville is located in western North Carolina right in the middle of the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, and is known for its arts culture and historic architecture (hint: the Biltmore Estate!!). On top of it's beautiful scenery and location, Asheville is very well becoming one of the biggest and best cities for music and arts! There are too many amazing venues to count in the downtown area, including "The Orange Peel", rated in the top five music venues in America by Rolling Stones, where we went to see "Mandolin Orange", a North Carolina-native bluegrass duo on Friday night!

After a long night at the Orange Peel and a couple hours of sleep, we bundled up to head about 20 minutes from downtown Asheville to Black Mountain, North Carolina, where we spent the day at the LEAF Festival. Sitting just below Mt. Mitchell and surrounded by Lake Eden and the Blue Ridge Mountains, The LEAF Festival, Black Mountain, and Asheville may have been one of the most beautiful places I've been in my entire life. At the LEAF festival we watched and listened to some music acts, some local and some not, including Shel, and Too Many Zoos, both pictured below!!

Shel, LEAF 2016

Along with some great music, the LEAF festival had tons to offer including Local and hand crafted vendors selling jewelry, clothes, accessories, soap, candles, etc., poetry slam, yoga classes, martial arts, singing, fiddle, and banjo workshops, crafts, aromatherapy, and much much more! Our day included instrumental yoga, soap-stone carving, an attempt at beginning aromatherapy, a few concerts, and countless cups of hot-chocolate!!

Nap time during instrumental yoga!

The theme of this year's October LEAF festival was "Carnival Of Wonder" and it was nothing short of that! The Hippie population was through the roof, the activities and music were on point, and it was such a fun weekend to embrace the fall weather!! (55 degrees, to be exact!!) All in all, my first college adventure, first time shooting a music festival, and first time in North Carolina, made a weekend for the books. For more information on Asheville, click here, and for more information on this years and future upcoming LEAF Festivals, click here!! I highly recommend taking a visit to the amazing city of Asheville!

Cover Image Credit: Becca Colehower

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2. "My mentions are jokes, but they never give me the facts" — Talk Up

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4. "I promise if I'm not dead then I'm dedicated" — March 14

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Colton Underwood, 26, was announced as the new bachelor for season 23, premiering January 7, 2019. Colton was first seen on Becca's season of "The Bachelorette," where he made it to the top four but sadly got his heart shattered after revealing to her that he was virgin. Colton then appeared on the follow-up show, "Bachelor in Paradise," where he was known for his love connection with Tia, a rekindled love story that began prior to Becca's season.

After weeks in paradise, unfortunately, Colton was not feeling his connection with Tia and decided that they were better meant to be friends, despite their history and a great time in paradise. Now, he's back and looking for a wife when the new season airs. Hopefully, this Greek god will finally find what he's looking for, and if not some of us are still available, *raises hand*.

1. He was an NFL star

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Playing at Illinois State University and tight end for the San Diego Chargers, he's quite the stud on and off the field but had to stop due to an injury that ended his career. He was actually named after the Indianapolis Colts and was born on Super Bowl Sunday, so basically, this man lives and breathes football.

2. Duh... He's GORGEOUS 

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From his bright blue eyes to his perfect blonde hair... and rock solid abs... he's basically the epitome of every girl's dream guy. He's always dressed well and looking fine whether it's on the beach in Mexico or out on a date. You know those people you can just look at and smile? Yeah, he's one of them.

3. He's a Virgin 

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If they didn't make it 110% obvious that he was a virgin on the show, here you go. They depicted it as a negative, yet it takes guts to come out with that kind of news on national television. I think everyone was more shocked than disappointed, but he's, "Not waiting for marriage, just the right person."

4. He runs a nonprofit organization 

Due to his little cousin having cystic fibrosis, when he was 23 he began a nonprofit organization called Colton's Legacy where he supports and raises money for kids who are suffering from this disease. He's raised over 100,000 in cash for equipment and research as well as contributed visits and hosted football camps for the kids. Again, can he get any better?

5. He's a gentleman 

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As we saw in the shows, he takes care of his women and always comes off as a gentleman. From bringing Tia hotdogs, to making sure Becca had fun scuba diving, he's always putting them first. Can't wait to see what else he has in store for the ladies of this "Bachelor" season.

6. He loves dogs... a lot 

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8. He's an outdoorsman 

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9. We're jealous of Becca, Tia, and all the future contestants 

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