Mushroom Foraging: The Best Outdoor Adventure in Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina, is well-known for its insane amount of outdoor adventure opportunities. One of my favorite outdoor activities and an unexpected surprise was mushroom foraging with Alan Muskat, “The Mushroom Man of Asheville.” Based on the season, Alan takes groups on foraging walks to look for wild edibles throughout Asheville and the greater area. We headed to Black Mountain, where I discovered not only mushrooms but dozens of other edibles Alan pointed out along the way.

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My passion for travel was unlocked when I spent some years living across Europe and South America. I've never been one to shy away from a new adventure, be it swimming with pigs in the Bahamas, bird watching in the Galapagos or Heli-Hiking in British Columbia. And while I used to mostly travel solo, I now like to hit the road with my 4-year-old son, 1-year-old-daughter and husband in tow. The best part of travel to me now is getting to see the world through their eyes. Whether they are petting goats during an Oregon farm stay or making their very own pizza in Idaho, their enthusiasm and joy never fails to remind me of why I love travel.

Denver, CO

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