The seasons are definitely changing in the mountains. The mornings are cool and crisp and the leaves are beginning to turn. Fall is most certainly with us.
Amicalola Falls - Dahlonega, Georgia
Highlands, North Carolina
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Gwen Pratesi is a James Beard Foundation Award Finalist in Journalism and award-winning travel writer. She is the author and owner of PratesiLiving.com with her husband, coauthor of Southern Heat, and co-owner of On the Road Culinary Adventures, a culinary travel business. She is a contributor to the Travel section of U.S. News & World Report and freelances for other publications including The Points Guy, USA TODAY, Cruise Critic, Travel + Leisure, Garden & Gun, Marriott Bonvoy Traveler, Reader's Digest, Forbes Travel Guide, Smarter Travel, TripAdvisor, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine and World Travel Magazine. Her work has also been featured on MSN, Yahoo!, Business Insider, and SheKnows.
Gwen chronicles her love of international travel and experience as a professional home cook on PratesiLiving.com, where she shares the stories of some of the world's most sought-after destinations and cruise lines, highly regarded chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, wine and spirits producers and culinary artisans.
She and her husband traded in big city life in Atlanta for shorts and flip-flops on Fernandina Beach, Florida. They are enjoying the coastal lifestyle with their Tibetan Terrier, Rhythm.
What beautiful landscapes! Your pictures remind me to take a moment to step outside and appreciate the beauty that is all around us. Those mushrooms were just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing. I want to visit the Carolinas now!
I love Mountain Mondays at Bunkycooks! What a beautiful and calm way to start my week. Thank you.
Again, speechless. Beautiful beautiful beautiful, wish I could be there to see and smell in person.
So beautiful out there! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing photography with us. I live in So Cal so we don’t get many fall colors or changing of seasons out here.
Beautiful photos! This reminds us that Fall isn’t too bad.
Wowzers, your photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
I am so jealous there are no mountains in Florida other than landfills ! this is a dream here with these gorgeous pictures!
Awww! Beautiful images! I love the shot of the mushrooms and the last one with the tree slowly changing to fall colors.
Thanks for sharing!
I love it when you post these photos. Makes me want to just run away!
What a beautiful landscape. Your pictures are awesome. Have a great day/night
I love your Mountain Monday’s. Wish I were there – it’s so cool, serene, and breathtakingly beautiful! We’re in the midst of a genuine heat wave here in SoCal and I think I’ll lay on the couch, have a cold beer and look at that gorgeous waterfall on full screen. Have a great week!
How beautiful! thanks for sharing
Fall is lovely season. I do enjoy the cooler weather, the scents, and color of fall. Thanks for sharing all those beautiful pictures.
Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!!!
Beautiful mountain photos.
The reunion for Camp Blogaway was over the weekend. And you know what?! You weren’t there and I missed you!!!!!! Hope you’re recovering well form FBF Atlanta. Will you be coming to the next one?!
keep these photos coming – beautiful
Argh! We really do need to head up that way. The best we can do right now is Pilot Mountain though. Sometime in October, hopefully. Your pictures are absolutely phenomenal.
Yes you do need to head this way! When you do, I promise to give you a tour around. 🙂