dog hiking near asheville

Two days in Asheville, NC

We started our trip (after a stopover at my sister‘s in Burlington, NC) in Asheville, known as Beer City, USA. There is so much to eat and drink in this hip little city in the mountains. (See also: visit #2 and...

dog at soaring ridge brewery

Practice Camping Trip #3: Roanoke, VA

Campground We spent the weekend at Dixie Caverns Campground, in Salem, VA. It seemed run-down, but safe. We do not recommend using the campground bathrooms, even to wash your hands. They refill propane tanks, the wifi was fine, and the TV...

ashland americamps breakfast

Practice Camping Trip #2: Richmond, VA

Campground We knew we wanted to be close to Richmond, so right away Americamps RV Resort in Ashland jumped to the top of the list, and then we saw that THERE IS A BREWERY ACROSS THE PARKING LOT. As in, you...

ford truck pulling airstream

Practice Camping Trip #1: Fredericksburg, VA

Campground(s) We spent two nights at the Fredericksburg VA / Washington DC South KOA. It was quiet and woodsy, with a little lake, and pretty sparsely populated on a cold January weekend. The camp store had snacks and supplies, and...