North Carolina

Mary on May 24th, 2011

I’ve heard that some foreigners think we’re all about hamburgers.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Yes, we like our beef, but there is so much more.  While hamburgers and hotdogs somehow gained the top spot, the best American food is left to be discovered within the regional cuisines.  This is one of the […]

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Mary on November 2nd, 2010

Largest home in the United States.  250 rooms.  8,000 acres. This is the Biltmore estate in Asheville, North Carolina. While the French chateau is quite impressive, the estate has a lot more to offer.  Walk through the gardens.  Take a horseback ride.  Or walk your dog.  Yes, dogs are allowed to visit the estate, too.  […]

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Mary on September 30th, 2010

Asheville has had my attention for a while.  To the point that I jokingly mentioned I would retire there. Realizing my obsession, I figured it was high time I made a trek there. Local breweries, art deco architecture, and the great outdoors.  What more could you ask for? Well, you may not ask for more, […]

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Mary on September 23rd, 2010

Take a leisurely drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains. Experience spring flowers in May, rhododendron blooms in June, and fall colors in September and October.

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