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Saluda, North Carolina: Mountain Escape

Saluda, North Carolina was my first real destination after I was let out of my bird’s cage in May 2020. And boy was I ready to fly far from Washington D.C. after the two-month lockdown to the Blue Ridge…

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Enjoy An Artsy Asheville Adventure

Any artsy Asheville adventure revolves around plugging into its energy source: artists. And this city is overrun with talent. My daughter Claire and I can only spend one day on our whirlwind tour of North Carolina’s 12th biggest city…

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway is an iconic 469-mile route that takes visitors from Virginia to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It is older than the trees. We began to blast John Denver’s iconic song on the iPhone as…

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Traveling Cat: On The Road Again

I get a few raised eyebrows whenever I mention traveling with my Siamese cats. Isn’t that a little crazy they seem to imply as they cock their head at the suggestion of a traveling cat? Nope. Everyone takes their…

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NC’s Biltmore Estate Tours

Biltmore Estate Tours are the only way to truly experience the sumptuous life of the Vanderbilt family. Visiting this mansion outside Asheville, North Carolina sweeps me back to my long-ago visit to the Chateau du Fontainebleau. I was shocked…

Gardens of North Carolina always include the Biltmore Estate.
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Visiting Spectacular Biltmore Gardens & Grounds

If you are searching for spectacular gardens in North Carolina, the number one attraction is Biltmore. The estate sits on a green island near Asheville, North Carolina under the shadow of a blue-tinged mountain range. Gardens in North Carolina…