Adventuring on a budget

As a 22-year-old who is completely enveloped in the idea of traveling the world, I am continuously trying to find the cheapest way to do so. Between flights or other means of transportation, room and board, and basic means of living costs, traveling can be expensive. “I have a lot of experience traveling cheap, that’s […]

Why don’t students take advantage of study abroad?

In the United States, less than two percent of college students study abroad. This number scales with Western Carolina University where, according to International Programs and Services, out of over 8,000 students, only about 200 decide to study abroad. With the benefits and experience that this program can offer, why are students not taking advantage of […]

Helen, GA, Oktoberfest offers more than a good beer

Crowds gathered in Helen, Georgia, to celebrate the 46th annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, Oct. 9. Helen, located about two hours away from Western Carolina University, was packed full of people from all over who made the trip out just for that special German feel of the event. In 1969, the Georgia mountain town, originally a […]

Waterfalls of Panther Town Valley

A feature on the beautiful waterfalls from Panther Town Valley in North Carolina including a guide to water falls and on waterfall safety. Click the photo below to continue to the full story.  

HeroesCon 2014

There is something about summer that just brings people together. With blockbuster movies, music festivals, mountains, beaches and lakes, there’s always something to do and somewhere to explore. For fans of super heroes and comic books, there’s no better place to be then at one of the many conventions taking place over the summer. One […]

Discovering Detroit

It was 4th of July weekend, and Detroit was calling my name. A small town girl from Roanoke Rapids, N.C., I was more than little excited when my boyfriend Zack invited me up to Michigan. We stayed the nights right outside Monroe, just 40 miles from Detroit. Fields of beans and corn surrounded us. I […]