Travel Blogs from Asheville, United States

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Leaving home, Asheville, United States travel blog

Leaving home

A travel blog entry by larken

My wonderful parents, Larry and Kendra, are taking a much-deserved holiday with their good friends Tom and Sue Ann. They're going to Mexico. I wanted to set up a travel log for them, and I hope they will get into it enough to add future entries. ...

Bear sighting, Asheville North Carolina, United States travel blog

Bear sighting

A travel blog entry by jackiejohnson

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Well try as I might this is the only bear I made contact with at the campground!!! Relaxing day yesterday. Mike did some fishing and actually caught some! We drove on the Blue-ridge Parkway. That's neat......just a road that goes for hundreds of miles up ...

Day 2 - Why can't we see all of the 250 rooms?!, Asheville, United States travel blog

Day 2 - Why can't we see all of the 250 rooms?!

A travel blog entry by jamestomwright

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... Back in the car and a long drive out of the estate.  We both decide on some on Indian food at Melas in downtown Asheville.  Good choice and good timing.  As we walk in, it starts to downpour.  The restaurant was beautiful and the food ...

Movin On, Asheville, United States travel blog

Movin On

A travel blog entry by richandjanell

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... , the trees are still bare so the view wasn't as good as it could have been. Today we went to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. Built by George W. Vanderbilt and completed in 1895, it is the largest private home in the country.  It is 178,926 sq ft ...

The Great Smoky Mountains and Beautiful Biltmore, Asheville, United States travel blog

The Great Smoky Mountains and Beautiful Biltmore

A travel blog entry by hursts

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... and...smoky! We went for a short hike at the base of the mountains and visited some waterfalls. We arrived in Asheville last night and spent today playing tourist by visiting Biltmore Estates. It was built by George Vanderbilt in 1895 who at ...

On the road again!!!, Asheville, United States travel blog

On the road again!!!

A travel blog entry by cruisinseniors

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... incident). Once we were back on the road we headed northwest and kept trudging along. We eventually turned onto I-40 and headed for Asheville. Now NC has two areas, beach and mountains, well we were in the mountains although Bob didn't realize how much, ...

I stink at packing...., Asheville, United States travel blog

I stink at packing....

A travel blog entry by 3cupsoftea

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Well, today is the day I head to Charlotte to catch a plane tomorrow morning to San Diego.  For the past 2 days, I have been organizing and packing and I am STILL taking too much stuff.  I even unpacked every bag I had packed and agonized for ...

First night in Asheville, Asheville, United States travel blog

First night in Asheville

A travel blog entry by em_gruzin

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... my chai tea lattes from coffee bean! The layover wasn't unbearable but it certainly wasn't fun... Boarding my flight to Asheville was interesting. What I'm finding is that all these American flights get over booked... Stupido!!! So what happened was that ...

Hashvegas!, Asheville, United States travel blog

Hashvegas!

A travel blog entry by coryandkathryn

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So we have finally reached out final couch surf destination here in Asheville North Carolina. We contemplated back and forth on how long to stay since we are both kinda antzy to get home BUT the moment we arrived we partook in a community drum circle and ...

On the Road to Asheville, NC, Asheville, United States travel blog

On the Road to Asheville, NC

A travel blog entry by buzzlog

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Today we left Plymouth, NC and headed west to Asheville.  A very pleasant ride along Route 64 passing lots of cotton fields and farm land.  So some areas that looked like a tornado had touched down as there was a lot of rubble and trailers ...

Asheville on Tuesday, Asheville, United States travel blog

Asheville on Tuesday

A travel blog entry by incajac

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Turns out Tuesday night is the worst night to visit Asheville. I'd been pretty excited about seeing Asheville because of the great things I had heard about the place from friends who had lived there. It was supposed to be a place with great live music, ...

Unbelievable Opulence, Asheville, United States travel blog

Unbelievable Opulence

A travel blog entry by pjandbubba

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Woke up bright and early to visit the Biltmore Estate.  This home is the largest residential home in the United States and was owned by George Vanderbilt.    It was built in 1895, has 250 rooms, a bowling alley, swimming pool, and ...

On to Asheville, Asheville, United States travel blog

On to Asheville

A travel blog entry by mumnjulie

... on the Blue Ridge parkway.  Changes of vegetation due to height.  Walked to Cascades at Linville Falls.  Went into Asheville town for dinner at Jack of the Woods.  Great Bluegrass music with "sitters in."   Friday 24 April - had ...

Blaue Berge, Asheville, United States travel blog

Blaue Berge

A travel blog entry by couve-on-tour

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... erhalten, weil die Stadtkasse lange Zeit leer und kein Geld zum Abreißen da war. In den 90ern entwickelte sich Asheville dann zur Hochburg für alternative Künstler und Öko-Pioniere. Eine unwiderstehliche Mischung: Wir genießen sommerliche ...

New bikes!, Asheville, United States travel blog

New bikes!

A travel blog entry by jamieferry

Our morning was a fun filled money spending spree on new mountain bikes and accessories for Olly and Emma. The both picked out Trek mountain bikes, helmets, shoes, gloves and all manner of parts and supplies.  Scott, our personal bike expert at the ...

Dag 5 - Asheville, Asheville, United States travel blog

Dag 5 - Asheville

A travel blog entry by erikenwendy

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... of je nog maar kortgeleden gehoord hebt van ons! Nadat we in Charleston gepakt hadden was het tijd om weer door te reizen richting Asheville, een ritje van 430 Km met twee korte stops. Asheville is geen grote stad. Op je bestemming aankomen kan echter wat ...

Asheville NC, Asheville, United States travel blog

Asheville NC

A travel blog entry by kmenez

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... a quick stop at the actual Blowing Rock, the wind blows up from the valley,  and a highway route to get to Asheville for check-in.  Unfortunately this meant not finishing the last part of the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Our first impression of ...

Escape to the Glorious Grove Park Inn, Asheville, United States travel blog

Escape to the Glorious Grove Park Inn

A travel blog entry by charlenemixa

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... totally booked on our visit.  I will definitely be back to stay at the Resort and further experience all it offers. Anyone visiting Asheville should at least visit the Grove Park Inn.  Go for lunch, golf, the spa, or a drink just to see, ...

Biltmore Estate - Ashevile, NC, Asheville, United States travel blog

Biltmore Estate - Ashevile, NC

A travel blog entry by gthznathan

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... teauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II between 1889 and 1895 and is the largest privately owned house in the United States, at 178,926 square feet (16,622.8 m2)[2] and featuring 250 rooms". ...

Hoping the blog thing works..., Asheville, United States travel blog

Hoping the blog thing works...

A travel blog entry by amanda_india1

Well, I've gotten my shots, my visa, collected many medicines to protect and or treat dysentery, taken notes from numerous friends and fellow India travelers and I'm now counting down the days till departure time--around noon on ...

A New Home?, Asheville, United States travel blog

A New Home?

A travel blog entry by wiscampsin

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... the Scamp in their driveway, plugin and use their bathroom/shower.  The house was at the top of a hill just outside of Asheville that had unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It was home to a few chickens, some dogs and cats and two ...

This has to be the top of the world-Chimney Rock, Asheville North Carolina, United States travel blog

This has to be the top of the world-Chimney Rock

A travel blog entry by jackiejohnson

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Went to Chimney Rock State park. It's really a sight to behold. It's an amazing that people back in the 30s decided to drill an elevator shat in to the mountain to get to it. It took years to complete and it was a bit scary. The elevator takes you up ...

Roanoke, VA to Asheville, NC, Asheville, United States travel blog

Roanoke, VA to Asheville, NC

A travel blog entry by zipsilver

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... miles was back to sheer cliffs and tight turns with a bonus of clouds forming around us with light precipitation. Many tunnels. Coming around corner shirt stop Saw our buddies again as they drove by during our Glassmine Falls stop 20 miles from ...

Cambridge of the Great Smokey Mountains, Asheville, United States travel blog

Cambridge of the Great Smokey Mountains

A travel blog entry by erikkathyhansen

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Hi to Travis Waters from Dad!  We went to the buldging Biltmore and smaller but almost as many rooms rooming house where Thomas Wolfe, a great American writer, grew up with his mother the rooming house ...

3 weeks and counting!, Asheville, United States travel blog

3 weeks and counting!

A travel blog entry by jistaffo

I have three weeks until it happens! Three weeks! that is 21 days...I am so excited yet still so foreign to the idea. Things are going well here, I am starting to get a good idea about what I am going to do and where I am going to try and visit. I have ...

Day 2: Virginia --> North Carolina, Asheville, NC, United States travel blog

Day 2: Virginia --> North Carolina

A travel blog entry by jeffreynh

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... Ridge Parkway: an amazing drive, 2nd only to driving through the mountains of NH, VT, Maui. Lots of wildlife:  deer, birds, cows, horses, mosquitos. Made it to Asheville by dusk; checked in, and took off downtown to find sushi...successfully! ...

A Day in Asheville, NC:  Portsmouth on Steroids!, Asheville, NC, United States travel blog

A Day in Asheville, NC: Portsmouth on Steroids!

A travel blog entry by jeffreynh

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What a great day hanging out in this city!!! Breakfast a local diner. Discovered "City Place", my fav cafe here - "BNG South". Drove around the Biltmore Estates - didn't see the house, as that's a full-day, $100 venture...very impressive. Found a ...

Mountains 2014, Asheville, United States travel blog

Mountains 2014

A travel blog entry by stevensfamily

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... center of the activities I enjoy with my family.  Yesterday, I treated my mother to a massage at Peaceful Way Massage in downtown Asheville. She said it was the best massage she has ever had. After the massage and with the help of the Yelp app on my ...

Blue Ridge Hike, Asheville,  United States travel blog

Blue Ridge Hike

A travel blog entry by annews

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Finally got to Blue Ridge Highway. Drove to various locations and went hiking at scenic locations. Saw a fantastic ...

Moment of PANIC in Weaverville!, Asheville, United States travel blog

Moment of PANIC in Weaverville!

A travel blog entry by lollygagger

So here we are at the airport about to be on our way to Mexico! It's amazing that this day is finally here. This morning was quite eventful as just as the shuttle guy arrived at my apartment I realized my passport was not in my money belt where I thought ...

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