My North Carolina girlfriend getaway continues with things to do in Asheville, including the River Arts scene; Old Kentucky Home, where author Thomas Wolfe grew up; a beer tour and dinner at Curate.
Things to do in Asheville

This is the third in my series about my girlfriend getaway to Asheville, North Carolina. Besides visiting the Biltmore, Asheville has plenty of things to do. My friend Kathryn and I were only there for two days, so we only time for an introduction to a city that reminded me a lot of Portland, Oregon, […]


My North Carolina Girlfriend Getaway continues with a look at things to do in Charlotte, including museums in Uptown Charlotte, a meal at the newest restaurant from Emeril Lagasse and a Charlotte guest house.
Things to do in Charlotte

This is the second in my series about my girlfriend getaway to North Carolina. The main focus of our girlfriend getaway was Asheville and the Biltmore, but the timing of our flights from Seattle and Minneapolis meant that we needed to spend some time in Charlotte. A Charlotte Guest House Luckily, we were booked into […]


First stop on my girlfriend getaway trip to Asheville, North Carolina: A visit to the Biltmore Estate, America’s version of Downton Abbey, built by the Vanderbilt family.
Girlfriend Getaway, Biltmore

This is the first in my series about my girlfriend getaway to North Carolina. What’s one of the best ways to save money on a vacation? Add in something fun to a work-related trip. So while I went to North Carolina last weekend to speak at a tourism conference about how to pitch bloggers, I […]