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Montford Neighborhood: Livin’ La Vida Local

It is perhaps odd that for 20 years I have worked in tourism, and in all that time and all the destinations I've led tours to, rarely have they been to the place I am most familiar - the place I call home - Asheville, NC, even though it is a...

2020 Year In Review

I began this travel blog website, as most do, to highlight those trips that are getaways from everyday life.  In 2020, "everyday life" was the true adventure.  And so, amidst this hiatus from travel, I'm using my blog as the forum to share my Year...

Decorating the Baby’s Room

Raising a baby means we'll be tied down more to our home, but we want to be sure that messages conveyed by the decoration of our home reminds us of the places in our past that have formed us, and to instill in our baby boy the possibilities of...

Decorated Walls of “My Room”

Before the current practice of sharing travel experience on blogs and on our social media "walls", the place where I highlighted my travels was on a physical wall - with printed photographs and maps.  After Kim and I married in 2017, I moved into...

Honeymoon 2017

Kim LaViolette and I were married on September 3rd, 2017 in Asheville, NC, our home.  We subsequently spent almost 3 weeks in Central Europe: in Czechia, Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia for our honeymoon.  Of course, the purpose of this trip was to...

“My Roots Song”

I first wrote and debuted this song in 2002 at our Mosteller Family Reunion as a reminder of the family roots I cherish in my life as I was trying to find my own place in life.  At our most recent Family Reunion in 2017, I performed it again, but...

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