Winter in Washington, D.C. brings seasonal magic for all ages. With lights and greenery lining city streets and adorning stately buildings, the holiday spirit fills the air. The season officially begins with National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 1 on the ellipse in front of the White House. The tree stays illuminated the rest of the month and free concerts take place every night.
Nestled within the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, lies a special gem of art, culture, and southern hospitality: Asheville. Rated time and again as one of America’s best small cities, Asheville is one of those places you simply have to see for yourself.
When you think of the South, you might envision lazy days spent sipping tea, rocking gently in a chair on a wide, white veranda. If this is the experience you seek, you can find it amongst the quaint bed and breakfast’s sprinkled throughout the Asheville region, but the area is so much more than that. Infused with an electric energy, Asheville is undoubtedly in the South, but it has the independent and artsy feeling of an urban center you’d expect to find elsewhere in America.
Downtown is a central point of interest in Asheville. The dining options are endless, whether you’re looking for southern-inspired cuisine, the ultimate in Carolina BBQ, or a trendy ethnic eatery. There are dozens of locally-owned restaurants that will leave you more than satisfied. Asheville also has an incredible amount of craft breweries, many right downtown, where you can taste beer to delight the taste buds. In between sampling the flavors of the region, stop in to the many art galleries, museums, craft shops, and more throughout downtown.
A visit to Asheville is incomplete without a stop at the resplendent Biltmore Estate. The largest private home in the United States, the Vanderbilt-owned mansion will have you dreaming of eras gone by.
But perhaps more than anything else, Asheville is known as a mountain retreat. It boasts a prime location just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s iconic drives that winds through the mountains and offers incredible views from North Carolina to Virginia. Particularly spectacular in the autumn, the Blue Ridge Parkway is THE destination for hiking, exploring waterfalls, spotting wildlife, and grabbing spectacular photographs.
Ready to plan your visit to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina? An idyllic RV park just 10 minutes north of Asheville, Campfire Lodgings is a great option, and with a nature-oriented area like Asheville, there are plenty of excellent spots to park, camp, and enjoy the world around you.
Summer is a time when us Americans can finally take a deep breath and relax. Throughout the year, we’re on the go nonstop, whether it’s at school, at work, at home, or in the community. While these are worthy pursuits, we all need to rest and unwind. Now, summer has arrived! The kids are out of school, our communities have slowed their hustle, and even businesses are taking advantage of the long, sunny days.
Fall is a beautifully unique time to take a road trip. There is a refreshing crispness in the air, the trees are ablaze with color, and the temperature has descended just in time for hot cider and bonfires. If you’re a RVer, we know you have an incurable wanderlust and that this fall weather has you itching to take a road trip. Fall vacation planning has never been easier, so we have provided a three step guide to planning the perfect fall road trip.
Fall is here, and if you’re a college football fan, you probably have one thing on your mind: Kickoff. College football is more than a beloved pastime, it’s a lifestyle. But when it comes down to it, the party doesn’t start when the team walks out, it starts at the tailgate. So, we have compiled a list of the Top 5 college football tailgates, all of which warrant a fall road trip.