Asheville is known for being a little bit edgy with a whole lot of southern comfort food. We were not disappointed. You can also shop for the rare and unusual.
Vogel State Park
While our visit to Vogel was brief, it was the perfect outing for our travel afternoon. For those with a little more time to spend in the park, there are additional hiking opportunities ranging from 4-mile Bear Hair Gap loop to the challenging 13-mile Coosa Backcountry Trail.
Johnson Creek Greenway
One of my goals with Jeeptographer is to document the beauty that can be found in your own backyard. Distant travel can be expensive and time consuming, and while exotic vacations are fun, I need more frequent communes with nature to keep my spiritual batteries charged.
The Biltmore Gardens are an excellent way to spend a summer afternoon, with plenty of variety and color to delight the senses.
Whitewater Rafting: Chattooga IV
This is an adventure that I would urge anyone to take. It feels exceptionally adventurous while still being very safe. The guide is knowledgable and prepared, as well as there being several other boats and several other guides who are also on the same team to help tackle any unexpected undertakings. Even as an overly cautious introvert, I felt prepared and confident in everything that we did because our guide talked it through what to expect and what to do if things went unexpectedly.
Rushing Trading Company
Everything that was served to our table felt like a culinary work of art, and we all left in a blissful carb-loaded food coma.
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
If you’re a fan of flowers, gardens, outdoor art installation or even all three, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens should be on your list, no matter what time of year.
New River Gorge National Park
Like all of our National Parks, New River Gorge is a unique experience that instills a deep appreciation for our history and architectural accomplishments. It’s also a moment to reflect on the past way of life, and the differences, both good and bad, with our modern lifestyle.
Blairsville Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Sleepy Blairsville, GA seems like a really unlikely place to learn anything about Scottish heritage, but every summer for the last 17 years it has become *the* place for Scots to congregate and compete, drink and share Scottish fare.
Every time I exit the state northbound, I inevitably drive by the Tellus Museum, and see the billboards proudly boasting about dinosaurs, and I think to myself, “why haven’t we visited the Tellus yet?!”. Finally on a quiet summer afternoon, my husband and I set out for an “adventure date” and checked the Tellus off the Adventure map.