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Trip planning: Asheville again!

Hello! After a stationary summer transitioning into the new house, we’re looking forward to dusting off the Airstream and hitting the road for a week next month. Our favorite quick and easy destination is Asheville, NC, for the culture, beer,...

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One day in Unicoi and Johnson City, TN

We needed a stopover to break up the drive from Nashville to Charlottesville and wanted to be able to fit in a hike, so chose to stay at Woodsmoke Campground in Unicoi, TN and hike the Pinnacle Mountain Tower Trail....

Bugsy and Elvis in Nashville

Six days in Nashville, TN

Hello! While we’ve been living full-time in the Airstream near Charlottesville, VA, we’ve tried to keep from feeling too cooped up by moving our house somewhere different for several days once a month. After our big January trip to Austin, the trips have...

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Five (more) days in Asheville, NC (again)

We love Asheville. Have I mentioned that? This was our third and longest visit, and it has officially become our long weekend getaway destination of choice, for the reasonable driving distance from our base in Central VA, the delicious beer and food scene,...

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Five days in Charleston, SC

Charleston is a beautiful and interesting city, full of history, culture, and great food and beer, and we look forward to a return visit… but without our tin can home so we can stay in town! As is the case with...

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Three days in Wilmington, NC

Our trek from Central VA to Wilmington, NC went through our friends’ driveway in Virginia Beach. It’s not the most direct route, but it was the ideal one for us. Bugsy rabidly enjoyed her first true beach experience and the...

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One day in Charlotte, NC

Campground If you google “campgrounds in Charlotte,” you’ll see several dots outside Charlotte’s I-485 perimeter loop, and just one dot inside the circle: Elmore RV Park and Campground. Despite some low reviews, we stayed there for its proximity to the center...

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Austin: Drinking

We were in Austin for eight days, and we visited TEN breweries. You’re welcome–our job is to research local beer for you, and we take our job very seriously. We also had a few drinks at non-brewery locations, including cocktails, coffee/tea, and milkshakes. Be...

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Eight days in Austin, TX

We loved Austin so much! I have too many words to type about the city and all the eating, drinking, and exploring that we did, so I’m breaking the Austin report into three separate posts to address each category of...

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One night in Grapevine, TX

After two days in Memphis, we wanted to hightail it to Austin as quickly as possible, which meant a long day of driving. Eyeballing the map, it seemed that the Dallas area was a good distance to shoot for, so...