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Chimney Rock Park: Stairway to Bliss

Chimney Rock Park is named after a 535-million-year-old monolith rock in the Hickory Nut gorge. If you are planning to visit Asheville, Biltmore Estate, or the Blue Ridge Mountains, you must plan a visit to see Chimney Rock. Although you…

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Brookland: Washington DC’s Little Rome

Brookland is a Washington D.C. neighborhood christened “Little Rome.” It earned this moniker decades ago because the Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are located here. But the neighborhood is…

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Historic Biltmore Village

Historic Biltmore Village is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, outside Asheville, North Carolina. This small English town is nestled outside the gates of the Biltmore Estate. Nicknamed “A Millionaire’s Village,” it was where George Vanderbilt’s employees lived. Today,…

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Dog Walking Tour: Top 5 Considerations

Everyone knows to research a guided walking tour on a vacation but did you ever think about booking a dog walking tour? Guided tours are my #1 recommendation for learning about the locale (as well as getting a local’s…

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Historic Montford NC

“Asheville’s sweetest neighborhood” is one of the slogans for historic Montford in North Carolina. If you loved watching The Gilded Era on HBO, then you might want to check out this neighborhood as well as Asheville’s arts district, food…

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Black Mountain College

In the hills of Western North Carolina, Black Mountain College (BMC) crouched like a panther ready to leap during the Depression. The brainchild of a mercurial Rollins College professor, this unaccredited college was ready to fight any opposition to…

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Outdoor Architecture Museum in Alexandria

I discovered a city that could be an outdoor architecture museum on my walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria’s historic district features more than 200 houses built before 1820. The city was founded in 1749. You can…

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DC Dog Guide to Cherry Blossoms

You’ll need a DC Dog Guide to Cherry Blossoms if you are visiting the Tidal Basin to see the Yoshino trees. Washington DC’s famed Japanese cherry trees reached peak blossom stage March 22-25, 2022–which drew the crowds and dogs.…