Travel in the US

Travel in the US

Discovering our own backyard

With the lockdowns an travel restrictions of 2020 many of us looked to get away in a different way.  We got in our car and drove around to discover beautiful places right here at home in the US.  There are so many great national and state parks right here at home to discover.  No matter where you live, you are only a short drive away from adventure.

For the love of Mountains

If you are a mountain mama (or papa) you have many great options for domestic travel. In the Northeast US, the Appalachian Mountains range with an area of 737,000 mi and elevation of 6,683 ft. is a terrific place to explore.  The Blue Ridge Mountains are a part of the  Appalachian Mountains range. The blue ridge mountains extend from southern Pennsylvania through Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia.  There are so many wonderful National Parks such as Shenandoah National Park with trails to explore located in the Blue Ridge Mountains.


If you venture into western North Carolina, you will find one of our favorite mountain towns, Asheville. Asheville is the best of both worlds, a small town feel mixed with a big city culture.  Many crafters are on display at the Folk Art Center.  A creative community of members spanning over nine states, the Southern Highland Craft Guild helps members showcase and market their creations.  The Biltmore Estate, America’s largest privately owned home is right downtown Asheville in Biltmore Village.  They offer tours of the home and expansive property.

All of this adventure is bound to make you hungry, and thirsty so why not grab a beer at one of Asheville’s 30 breweries.  With more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the U.S., Asheville has been dubbed “Beer City USA”.  To explore the brewery scene, check out Asheville’s Foodtopia beer scene.




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January 2022