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Tag: north carolina

  • Two nights in Franklin, NC–Spring in the NC Mountains trip

    Two nights in Franklin, NC–Spring in the NC Mountains trip

    We visited Franklin in early May 2024 as part of our short Spring in the NC Mountains trip. The first destination of our six-day let’s-take-the-Airstream-somewhere-fun trip was Franklin, NC, a small town in the mountains southwest of Asheville. We hadn’t been to Franklin before, but we enjoyed a stay in nearby Sylva several years ago,…

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  • Trip planning: Spring in the NC mountains

    Trip planning: Spring in the NC mountains

    The Airstream just came home from the shop–you may recall from the end of our last trip that we had a nonfunctioning hot water heater bypass, damage from the exploded tire, and a missing rock guard. Everything appears to be ship shape now, so it’s time for a road trip! As we started thinking about…

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  • One night in Asheville, NC (visit #15)–Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Asheville, NC (visit #15)–Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We were in Asheville in January 2024, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our Asheville Favorites here. Last stop for the Tucson trip! We were ready to get home and return to a more manageable eating and drinking schedule. Atlanta to Asheville is a 3.5-hour (without Atlanta traffic) interstate journey; our trip was uneventful but…

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  • Trip planning: Fall quickie to the mountains

    Trip planning: Fall quickie to the mountains

    Based on this planning post we ended up going to Asheville and Black Mountain in November 2023. It was a pretty good excuse for a little Airstream trip: My sister was having a big Thanksgiving gathering at her house in central NC, so obviously we should take our trailer and tack on a few days…

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  • One night in Blowing Rock, NC (visit #2)–Five Days in the Mountains

    One night in Blowing Rock, NC (visit #2)–Five Days in the Mountains

    We visited Blowing Rock in September 2023, as part of our Five Days in the Mountains trip. Read about our first visit way back in 2016 on Big Trip #1 here, and we also popped over from Boone in May 2021 and August 2021. As a recap, by this point in our trip we’d spent…

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  • One day in Boone, NC (visit #3)–Five Days in the Mountains

    One day in Boone, NC (visit #3)–Five Days in the Mountains

    We visited Boone in September 2023, as part of our Five Days in the Mountains trip. Read about our previous visits in Spring 2021 and Summer 2021, and technically we were there in Spring 2016 too. We chose to spend night #2 of our whirlwind mountains trip in Boone. From Fayetteville, it’s about a 3:15…

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  • Two nights in Asheville, NC (visit #13)

    Two nights in Asheville, NC (visit #13)

    We visited Asheville in April 2023, as part of our Spring in the mountains quickie. We’ve been to Asheville too many other times to link here; see our Asheville Favorites post for a summary. This little springtime trip didn’t quite go as planned: we swapped around our first few days and landed in White Sulphur…

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  • Trip planning: Spring quickie to the mountains

    Trip planning: Spring quickie to the mountains

    We went on this little trip in April 2023. This post has been edited to include where we actually went! We haven’t had the Airstream out since November (despite only finishing the Big Trip #4 posts just a few weeks ago–it took us a while to write everything up!), and we’re itching to hit the…

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  • One night in Asheville, NC (visit #11)–Florida in January trip

    One night in Asheville, NC (visit #11)–Florida in January trip

    We were in Asheville in December 2021 as part of our Florida in January trip. Read about our many Asheville visits here. Blah blah blah Asheville. I know, you’re bored, but we were heading south on our Florida odyssey, so of course we stopped in Asheville. Also, Interstate 85 between Charlotte and Greenville is a…

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  • One night in Lake Lure, NC–Quickie Fall Loop

    One night in Lake Lure, NC–Quickie Fall Loop

    We visited Lake Lure in November 2021, as part of our quickie fall loop from Erwin, TN to Asheville to Lake Lure. Lake Lure is a tiny town with a pretty recreational lake nestled in the mountains less than an hour from Asheville. There’s not much to the town that isn’t lake-related, so in the off-season,…

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