Matt & Michele Odyssey

Matt Mittan / Michele Scheve

Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Matt Mittan and iconic producer Michele Scheve, the "Matt and Michele Odyssey" Radio Show is where you can hear stories of travel, discovery and personal insights. Along the way you also gain unique travel tips, info and ideas about outdoor activities, local shopping and regional farm to table dining - and more! (Matt and Michele are based out of Asheville, NC.)

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Embracing Life's Journeys: Tales of Family, Nature, and Uncharted Adventures
Feb 10 2024
Embracing Life's Journeys: Tales of Family, Nature, and Uncharted Adventures
As we dust off the microphones, for a mid-Winter update, we wanted to share a little bit about what is going on in our lives. An emotional trip with Michele's mother to Florida's shores, set against the backdrop of her cancer fight, left an indelible mark on us, one not captured in our episodes but forever etched in our memories. Matt has also stepped back into the world of medicine, embracing the rhythms of life at the VA healthcare system, which has been both encompassing and rewarding. Through it all, we've found solace in spontaneous Sunday drives, embracing the unexpected delights of the open road and the laughs that come with getting wonderfully lost.Our backyard has transformed into a natural theater, displaying the constant flow of mountain wildlife that sparks deep awe for the beauty of our mountain home. From numerous coyote sightings that stirred conversations about the elusive 'coywolves' to the generational dance of raccoons and the bears that challenge our fish ponds, we recount these encounters with appreciation, wonder and love. And as the calendar flutters toward the fresh start of our 2024 season of MMO, we grow wretless for the return of outdoor escapades, from April's blossoms to October's crisp fall canvas. So tune in, adventure seekers and laughter lovers, as we gear up for another year of storytelling, discovery, and the simple, unscripted joys that intentionally unintentional travel unfurls.This program brought to you by:The Angler MagazineSunrift Adventures Thank you for listening to this program. Please visit BizRadio.US for hundreds of other great conversational shows and be sure to bookmark Matt & Michele Outdoors on your browser for all sorts of great content.
Destination: Cherokee National Forest & Bristol,TN/VA
Jul 5 2023
Destination: Cherokee National Forest & Bristol,TN/VA
The Cherokee National Forest is divided into northern and southern sections by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The 650,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee and adjoins other national forests in Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. The forest is home to 30 developed campgrounds and numerous picnic areas, over 700 miles of trails, seven whitewater rivers, two Forest Service scenic byways where you can enjoy a scenic drive through the mountains, the pursuit of wildlife, the thrill of whitewater, a night under the stars, or solitude on a backcountry trail.Hundreds of miles of lake shoreline and water await the fisherman, boating enthusiast, skier, and nature lover. South Holston Lake, a Tennessee Valley Authority reservoir covering 7,580 acres, is considered one of the top two lakes in Tennessee and among the best in the Southeast for smallmouth bass fishing and also is well known as a fly fisherman’s paradise. The lake also provides many other recreational opportunities for residents, with 60% of its shoreline bordered by the Cherokee National Forest. Bristol is known for NASCAR as it is home to one of the world’s greatest and most popular racetracks. Bristol Motor Speedway, which seats in excess of 150,000, hosts NASCAR Sprint Cup events in April and August and both draw fans from all 50 states and more than a dozen countries.Music also gives Bristol a universal appeal as the city holds the honor of being named the Birthplace of Country Music by U.S. Congress in 1998. In 1927, the legendary Bristol Sessions took place in the downtown area, giving birth to the “Big Bang” of modern country music with the likes of The Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers taking part in the historic occasion.The Twin Cities boast numerous parks, golf courses, spectacular caverns to go along with plenty of great restaurants – many of which are locally owned and operated – and wonderful shopping opportunities.Bristol is also rich in theater and arts and is home to the historic Paramount Center for the Arts, as well as Theatre Bristol. Numerous fine art galleries and studios of local artists can also be found in the downtown area.This program brought to you by:The Angler MagazineSunrift Adventures Thank you for listening to this program. Please visit BizRadio.US for hundreds of other great conversational shows and be sure to bookmark Matt & Michele Outdoors on your browser for all sorts of great content.
Destination: Acadia National Park, Maine
Jul 23 2022
Destination: Acadia National Park, Maine
In this special "Homecoming" episode of Matt & Michele Outdoors, Matt highlights stories spending his Summer's growing up at his familes 170 year old homestead near Acadia National Park as well as inside tips for the best places you know about - and some off the beaten path - for an exceptional visit to coastal Downeast Maine.For general information, reservations and car passes to Acadia National Park, visit https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htmFor "Scoodic Woods" Camping information: https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/schoodic-woods-campground.htmFor Cadillac Mountain summit road vehicle registration:https://www.nps.gov/acad/planyourvisit/vehicle_reservations.htmFor visiting Bar Harbor, Maine:https://www.visitbarharbor.com/For visiting Winter Harbor, Maine:https://winterharbortown.com/Recommendation: We strongly suggest purchasing your Acadia National Park Car Passes Online, in advance. Note: You must print out and display your pass in your car. There are may areas without cel service, so accessing infomation on, or purchasing via, your phone on site is not realistic.  Taking this extra step ahead of time will save you a LOT of time, avoiding long car lines, or technical issues.This program brought to you by:The Angler MagazineSunrift Adventures Thank you for listening to this program. Please visit BizRadio.US for hundreds of other great conversational shows and be sure to bookmark Matt & Michele Outdoors on your browser for all sorts of great content.
Guest: Scott Thomas of French Broad Outfitters
Jun 3 2022
Guest: Scott Thomas of French Broad Outfitters
From the company:French Broad Outfitters is Asheville’s full-service river outfitter.  Celebrating 10 years in the business in 2022, come join us down by the French Broad!  Our retail store has the largest selection of paddling gear in Western North Carolina, including boats, paddle boards, rafts, tubes and everything else water based.  If you’re looking to fix an existing vessel or need some repair necessities – we got you.  From fiberglass and resins to welding rods and Aqua Seal, we try to stock everything you would need to make your repair.FBO OutpostOur Hominy Creek location in West Asheville is the home base for outdoor fun.  2 acres at the confluence of Hominy Creek and the French Broad; everyone who does a kayak trip will put in, take out, or pass by.  The outdoor stage is rocking on Friday, Saturday and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Food truck on site Wednesday through Sundays in addition to our 40 foot shipping container bar open daily from April 15 to October 15.  Choose from a wide selection of all local beers, ciders, spritzers and wine, plenty of space to spread out, social distance, and let the kids splash on Asheville’s only beach.Disc GolfLocated at the bottom of the hill from WNC’s best disc golf course, Richmond Hill, we also carry everything disc golf.  The sport has exploded both locally and globally, come talk to some of our experts about what you need to round out your bag or get a new cart.Bike Rentals2022 is going to be the year of the RAD greenway!  While we anticipate the last phase of the new River Arts District greenway will be completed in the summer of 2022, we’re excited for the new portion that is finally complete!  Beginning in late April, rent a pedal or e bike from our outpost at the new Hi Wire RAD location to cruise up or down or all around.  Or check out our boat and bike combo from our Hominy Creek location, the best of both worlds!Get more information or make your reservations at https://www.frenchbroadoutfitters.com/This program brought to you by:The Angler MagazineSunrift Adventures Thank you for listening to this program. Please visit BizRadio.US for hundreds of other great conversational shows and be sure to bookmark Matt & Michele Outdoors on your browser for all sorts of great content.