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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 Damascus, VA (visit #2)–Five Days in the Mountains

    One night in Damascus, VA (visit #2)–Five Days in the Mountains

    We visited Damascus in September 2023, as part of our Five Days in the Mountains trip. Read about our first visit in 2016 here. We couldn’t dally too long on the Nolichucky because we had a bike shuttle reservation in Damascus! Our first Airstream trip after Big Trip #1 was to Damascus, a tiny town…

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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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  • One night in Fayetteville, WV (visit #4)–Five Days in the Mountains

    One night in Fayetteville, WV (visit #4)–Five Days in the Mountains

    We visited Fayetteville in September 2023, as part of our Five Days in the Mountains trip. Read about our previous visits here: Fall 2019, Spring 2021, and late Summer 2022. We spent the first night of a whirlwind Airstream tour through the mountains near home in Fayetteville, WV, home of New River Gorge National Park.…

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  • Trip planning recommendations: DC-area to Yellowstone

    Trip planning recommendations: DC-area to Yellowstone

    Hi strangers! Long time, not much posting. We’re just coming out of the doldrums of summer here in VA, sweating and dreaming about our next big Airstream trip coming up in December. In the meantime, I wanted to write up some advice we gave a very special someone earlier this summer when she asked for…

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  • Trip planning: Five days in the WV/VA/TN mountains

    Trip planning: Five days in the WV/VA/TN mountains

    [EDIT: See end of this post to find out where we ended up going!] Our Airstream has been sadly sitting all alone since we brought it home from the repair shop after our last trip in the spring to the mountains of WV and NC. We had to get the leaky hot water heater and…

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  • One night in Lewisburg, WV

    One night in Lewisburg, WV

    We visited Lewisburg in April 2023, as part of our Spring in the mountains quickie. We left Seneca Rocks a day earlier than expected to cut a chunk from the longish drive to Asheville, the final stop on our spring Airstream trip. While hiking up to Chimney Top (where we had some cell service to…

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  • One night in White Sulphur Springs, WV

    One night in White Sulphur Springs, WV

    We visited White Sulphur Springs in April 2023, as part of our Spring in the mountains quickie. If you read our planning post for this little trip, you would have seen that our plan was to first spend 2 days in Seneca Rocks, then one day somewhere on the way to Asheville, and finally two…

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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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