Stretch Your Holiday Dollar

  Image courtesy of MayorsHolidaySpecial.com The turkey’s barely been stuffed and the table not even set, but we’re already scouring the newspapers looking for those wonderful Black Friday circulars! A $50 GPS so your husband doesn’t take that “shortcut”…again; $10 DVDs to keep the kids occupied; $300 for a High-Def television to better see McDreamy (oh, if only you could find a way to squeeze that TV into your holiday budget!).  It’s almost too good to be true and we’re willing to wait out all night in the frigid temps just to take advantage of the bountiful bargains! True, there’s more to the holidays than just the great deals. There’s the twinkling decorations, the Christmas tree lightings, the wonderful shows, the fat-inducing food! The list goes on and … [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...]