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2 Days in Asheville, NC

2 Days in Asheville, NC

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Jump to Top 10 Things to Do in Asheville Our Trip to Asheville Sometimes you go somewhere that you end up having a special connection with. For me, this was Asheville, NC.This delightful city melted my heart. I think you either "get it" or you don't - I feel lucky that I'm in the former group.About a 2 hour drive west from the Charlotte airport, you will descend from a small mountain and get dropped into the heart of a city that has a pulse. It's the best way I can describe it, alive. There is an energy about this town that is just, charming.Asheville is an artist's community/college town filled with every ethnicity, every age range, every income level, and DOGS - lots and LOTS of DOGS, EVERYWHERE. That might have been my favorite part and biggest surprise on our visit - ...
How to Pack Smarter and Travel Light

How to Pack Smarter and Travel Light

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A tip when it comes to traveling: always pack lighter. Baggage fees are astronomical these days so it has become critical to define and pack only the “essentials” for a trip. Plus, who wants to haul around a bunch of clunky, heavy bags?I find you always need less, not more, than you think.After reading Rick Steve’s travel guide prior to our Mediterranean Cruise, my husband and I finally hit our stride for doing it right. Here are some of the secrets we learned throughout our various travel journeys as well as recommendations on what you should bring.In the next 3 sections we break out the items you already have and how to use these, items you may not have but should, and items that you don’t need at all but are fun. The fun ones make great gifts if you are looking for somet