The Obama’s Choose Asheville For Spring Break Vacation

President Obama and the First Lady have decided to visit the mountain region of North Carolina for a little spring break r & r this weekend.  They'll be staying in Asheville, NC to be exact.  And who can blame them?  We've been saying for years that Asheville is THE up and coming hot spot for a fun, unique, and relaxing vacation!  Word has it that Air Force One touched down in Asheville Friday afternoon and the buzz has already begun, with North Carolinian's speculating on the First Family's plans. One thing we know for pretty certain is that they'll be staying at the posh Grove Park Inn.  The hotel has already warned guests that the property will be in a state of heightened security and all cars will be subject to search.  But where else will the Obama's appear this … [Read more...]

Pack the Pooch – Asheville is a Dog-Friendly Destination

Dogs of Asheville Image ; Taken by Flickr user anoldent There are some things that you just don’t leave home without when packing for vacation:  Passport? Check.   Toothbrush? Check.   Swimsuit? Check.   Fido? ...???  Well if you plan a visit to Asheville, North Carolina anytime soon, you’ll be able to check that one off of your list too. That’s because Asheville is positioning itself as a top dog-friendly destination and I had the chance to experience it firsthand this week with my dachshund pal, Moose.  Here’s how our trip shook up – where we stayed, where we ate, and what we did – from my perspective, as well as Moose’s. Hotel:  Quality Inn and Suites – 1 Skyland Drive, Arden, NC My take:  I love how inexpensive the pet deposit is here – only … [Read more...]