Jessica Peterson

Watch my new travel film from charming Asheville, North Carolina.

From the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Biltmore Mansion, this is Asheville in Autumn. The laid back North Carolina town oozes charm and was the perfect spot to begin the Great American Roadtrip in an Airstream trailer. We planned a few hikes to waterfalls and with the leaves peeking a gorgeous orange and red, I was stoked to put my drone in the air and take it all in. We stumbled onto a hoe down of sorts on the Parkway, where I was whisked onto the dance floor while I was shooting.

Filmed and edited by Jessica Peterson.

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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  • Ravenous Travellers

    Awesome video! Asheville looks stunning in Autumn, so many beautiful colours – great drone shots. Love the live music and dancing too, looks like a blast!

  • Gorgeous autumn colours and great editing! I have recently been thinking about getting a drone and your video shows how worth it is! Beautifully made, you are very talented!

  • Wow asheville lokks so beautiful. The colours are so bright. I would really love to visit

  • Ashley Stephenson

    We LOVE Asheville!! We go to the NC Mountains every Christmas and spend a day in Asheville! You can never get tired of its beauty!

  • Marissa Abao

    Impressive video! Your friend Jessica is amazing. I haven’t been here but after watching your video, I felt like that it is such a nice place. The first part of the video was really cool.

    Iza Abao, Two Monkeys Travel Group Writer

  • Jennifer Riley

    Your videography is mesmerizing! I can’t believe you got invited to a hoe down. That’s the coolest road trip event that could happen:)

  • My favorite Southern city (that I haven’t lived in) is definitely New Orleans. It’s always a great time when I go and I love the people and cuisine. I could go back again and again without growing tired of it

  • Gemma Baker

    The autumnal colours in this are spectacular. Ashville looks beautiful, I would love to visit after seeing this.

  • Beautiful video. I think I’ve been to ever other part of North Carolian except Asheville but it’s high on my list. It looks so charming and peaceful.

  • We have never been to North Carolina but it looks like we are going to have to plan a visit. Your video really make us want to visit Asheville. It looks absolutely beautiful.

  • Coffee Au Chocolat

    I’m so envious! I’ve never been to any part away Asia and this post makes me want to book a ticket and fly right now. I’d love to see more of your travel stories.

  • jillconyers

    We love visits North Carolina, Asheville included. It’s beautiful and great for hiking.

  • Anita Nicole

    North Carolina is beautiful, been there quite a few times but I don’t think we ever visited this place.

  • Torgeir Wigum Lindland

    Seems like such a beautiful place. Never been there but would love to go sometimes. Your movie vertainly captures the beauty of the place.

  • I studied for one semester at UNCA on an exchange program so it’s interesting to see Asheville again after all these years. I’m sure those are the blue ridge mountains during autumn, so beautiful. I wish I could go back to my university days.

    • There’s tons of hiking to be done on the Blue Ridge Mountains. We only explored a little. I want to go back too!

  • Firstly, I love your opening 🙂 very nice! And the colours in your video are incredible, would love to visit Asheville – especially in the Autumn! Thanks for sharing!

  • Loved the video. The fall colors of Asheville are lovely and the hoe-down looks like a “hoot”. We’d love to visit this gem of southern charm.

    • Yeah, we hit Asheville just when the leaves were peeking. Thanks for watching.

  • Oh, I love Asheville! My husband went to college there. I love seeing the leaves change in the fall. I love the local breweries and the atmosphere.And of course, the Biltmore is stunning! Thanks for taking me back down memory lane!

  • Jackie Taylor

    Such an awesome video! Asheville does look like a very charming place to visit! It looks especially beautiful with all of the autumn colours. 🙂

  • Asheville is one of my absolute favorites! I could spend forever at the Biltmore!! Love that you were whisked into a hoedown! So fun!! Beautiful video 🙂

    • Yes, there’s never enough time at the Biltmore! I’d love to tour the upper chambers and the roof next time.