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Month: May 2017

Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 5: Asheville, Day 2

Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 5: Asheville, Day 2

Part 1: Nashville, Day 1 Part 2: Nashville, Day 2 Part 3: The Great Smokey Mountains Part 4: Asheville, Day 1 Part 5: Asheville, Day 2 It’s the last day of our roadtrip, and a sad day indeed. But we still have some great activities scheduled, starting with the most important meal of the day. Biscuit Head had a line out the door, but that’s a good sign, right? It gave us time to peruse their menu and make up…

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Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 4: Asheville, Day 1

Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 4: Asheville, Day 1

Part 1: Nashville, Day 1 Part 2: Nashville, Day 2 Part 3: The Great Smokey Mountains Part 4: Asheville, Day 1 Part 5: Asheville, Day 2 Thursday morning, and we were off to Asheville. Driving through the eastern Smokies, there were some more gorgeous vistas, but also some less savory sights. Part of the drive was through a Cherokee reservation, and life there is clearly not a walk in the park. We saw several ghost-town-like strip malls. The most interesting was…

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Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 3 – The Great Smokey Mountains

Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 3 – The Great Smokey Mountains

Part 1: Nashville, Day 1 Part 2: Nashville, Day 2 Part 3: The Great Smokey Mountains Part 4: Asheville, Day 1 Part 5: Asheville, Day 2 Day 3, and we were leaving Nashville. To fortify ourselves for the drive to Knoxville, we headed to the Pancake Pantry, which is a breakfast hotspot near Vanderbilt University. Very cute neighborhood with good shopping. Inevitably, there was a line out the door, but it moved pretty quickly, and we were soon seated and perusing…

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Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 2 – Nashville, Day 2

Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 2 – Nashville, Day 2

Part 1: Nashville, Day 1 Part 2: Nashville, Day 2 Part 3: The Great Smoky Mountains Part 4: Asheville, Day 1 Part 5: Asheville, Day 2 We ended up getting a late start on our second day in Nashville, which meant that we showed up to our distillery tour and whiskey tasting on empty stomachs – probably not a good thing. While we’d been tempted to make a trip out to the Jack Daniels facility in Lynchburg, it’s an hour’s…

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Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 1 – Nashville, Day 1

Nashville to Asheville Roadtrip, Part 1 – Nashville, Day 1

Howdy, and welcome back! We are safely returned from our Southern roadtrip, and I’ll be reporting in five parts: Part 1: Nashville, Day 1 Part 2: Nashville, Day 2 Part 3: The Great Smoky Mountains Part 4: Asheville, Day 1 Part 5: Asheville, Day 2 First of all, credit where credit is due: The inspiration for this road trip came from this article in Travel & Leisure. The opportunity to explore not one, but two of the country’s most up-and-coming cities was…

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Inaugural post

Inaugural post

For our next adventure – and the first one documented on this blog – Stu and I are exploring the American South. In the tradition of this new home country of mine, we are going on a road trip. Starting out in Nashville, TN, we’ll be making our way to Asheville, NC via the Great Smoky Mountains. Along the way, we’re looking forward to lots of music, barbecue, and that famous Southern hospitality.  I’ll be sharing on Twitter and Instagram as we wind our…

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