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Now I Know My ABC’s

Two things Walker loves at this age (2 1/2 years):  Seeing himself in videos and the ABC's.  To our surprise, he has fervently taken to letters - likes playing with them as shapes, puzzles and watching ABC / phonics videos online.  He also like...

Asheville Outdoors

The abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities - on foot, on wheels, or on water - was my primary motivation for moving to Asheville years ago.  After having participated in it all the last 15 years as a local, here are some of my...

Asheville Eats

There are SO many good dining options in Asheville, and you can easily do a Trip Advisor or Yelp search to see which are the top reviewed, so this list is by no means thorough, but more some of our reliable favorites that we recommend, and the type...

Asheville Drinks

In the 15 years I’ve lived in Asheville, we’ve seen it go from a few breweries that had the atmosphere of a friend’s garage, to so many tourist-filled breweries it’s hard to keep track.  There’s been a few failed brewery attempts through the years,...

“To Do” in Asheville

These recommendations were written in 2021 assuming it’s the right season and with the forethought of the covid pandemic not being a factor.  Be sure to do your own research to make sure any of these suggestions are operating or feasible during the...

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...

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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 in Review.  This annual document has been a tradition of mine for a long time, serving as sort of a long journal...

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