Over the past few years, we’ve really come to love the North Carolina mountains. It’s a doable drive from Florida, and always makes for a relaxing few days away. Asheville and the surrounding small towns have a lot to offer whether you are a foodie, enjoy the outdoors, or prefer…Continue reading Best Things to Do In Asheville (and Nearby) for First-Timers
Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina is one of the most popular hiking spots near Asheville. It takes nearly 500 steps to get to the iconic summit, but the effort pays off with a stellar view of the surrounding Blue Ridge mountains. What to Expect at Chimney Rock From…Continue reading Hiking to the Top of Chimney Rock
Weekend getaways are some of our favorite trips: you avoid using significant vacation time, you’ll spend less than a longer trip, and you still get to see a new place! If you live in the Southeastern U.S. like us (we’re in Jacksonville, FL), you may want to consider one of…Continue reading Weekend Getaways in the Southeastern U.S.
A few years ago, WC and I knew almost nothing about the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mountains. But when we saw a week’s stay in a Waynesville, North Carolina cabin at a silent auction, we decided, why not? We invited my parents and grandparents and made it a family affair for a week…Continue reading Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina