It’s Not Too Late for Thomas™ Tickets!

Thomas the Tank Engine photo; Taken by Flickr user Jon Ovington Now through Sunday, August 2nd, Thomas the Tank Engine fans can meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and ride a train pulled by Thomas himself! Just step aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City for all of the excitement. Your Day Out With Thomas™ includes a 25-minute train ride pulled by the authentic steam powered Tank Engine, plus live entertainment, a petting zoo, story telling, video viewing, an interactive play center (The Imagination Station) and more. Tickets are $18 for ages 2 and up and can be purchased through this link. While you are at it, be sure to check out the Smoky Mountain Trains Museum located just a block away from the Railroad. Thomas fans will enjoy seeing over 7,000 … [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...]