Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to do more traveling? Forbes has released its list of “The 15 Coolest Places to Visit in 2018” and it includes some very exotic and exciting locales. I mean, who wouldn’t want to explore Chile, Chad, Malawi, Milan, Tanzania, and Tasmania? And then there’s Asheville, NC. Yup, the mountain hot spot just two hours west of Charlotte is officially one of the coolest places on Earth.

How did Asheville find itself ranked with the likes of Cambodia, Egypt, and the Faroe Islands? The Forbes article points to Asheville’s “character that is at once hipster and classic Americana,” as well as the beautiful Blue Ridge backdrop, creative culinary scene, and lively arts community. Oh, and of course, Asheville is where you’ll find the largest private home in the world, Biltmore estate. You can see the whole list HERE. Safe travels!

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