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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What’s your favorite southern city?

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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.
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28 Comments

  1. Ravenous Travellers
    Ravenous TravellersReply
    March 14, 2017 at 3:23 am

    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!

  2. Adventuroustrails
    March 14, 2017 at 5:59 am

    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!

  3. Paulina On the road
    March 14, 2017 at 7:02 am

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

  4. Ashley Stephenson
    Ashley StephensonReply
    March 14, 2017 at 9:47 am

    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!

  5. Marissa Abao
    Marissa AbaoReply
    March 14, 2017 at 11:13 am

    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

  6. Jennifer Riley
    Jennifer RileyReply
    March 14, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    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:)

  7. Courtney CJ
    March 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    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

  8. Gemma Baker
    Gemma BakerReply
    March 14, 2017 at 6:33 pm

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

  9. Rebecca
    March 14, 2017 at 8:49 pm

    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.

  10. The Travel Ninjas
    March 14, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    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.

  11. Coffee Au Chocolat
    Coffee Au ChocolatReply
    March 15, 2017 at 3:11 am

    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.

  12. jillconyers
    jillconyersReply
    March 15, 2017 at 7:57 pm

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

  13. Anita Nicole
    Anita NicoleReply
    March 20, 2017 at 10:20 am

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

  14. Torgeir Wigum Lindland
    Torgeir Wigum LindlandReply
    March 20, 2017 at 12:21 pm

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

  15. James Smith
    March 20, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    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.

    • Global Girl Travels
      March 27, 2017 at 1:07 pm

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

  16. Katie @ CreativeTravelGuide
    March 20, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    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!

  17. The Travel Ninjas
    March 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    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.

    • Global Girl Travels
      March 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm

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

  18. Parenthood and Passports
    March 20, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    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!

  19. Jackie Taylor
    Jackie TaylorReply
    March 21, 2017 at 5:20 am

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

  20. Melanie Lifessweetwords
    March 27, 2017 at 11:52 am

    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 🙂

    • Global Girl Travels
      March 27, 2017 at 12:48 pm

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

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