Asheville, N.C.


The Asheville area is pretty interesting, a mix of mountain culture with the arts community that has flowed into the area. The latter like to refer to themselves as “bohemians,” but they look suspiciously like the “beatniks” of 40 years ago. The 2bagsandapack World Tour has been visiting this city in western North Carolina as part of our interim travel between international destinations. I have spent a wonderful month with my daughter and family as I retool for the trip to southern Europe – Croatia, Greece and Italy (maybe Portugal).

Asheville has its charms, mainly its strong arts and cultural community, as well as the downtown retail and restaurant establishments that are strongly local in nature. In Asheville, you will find the Biltmore Estate, a well-known tourist destination. The grounds are beautiful, the main mansion is immense and filled with artwork and antiques. We went on an adventure to the Antler Village winery inside the estate grounds to enjoy a wine tasting.

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About 2bagsandapack

Lifetime journalist, author, magazine editor and publisher, now semi-retired and traveling the world. My plan, after living in Costa Rica for 14 months, was to visit a new country in southern Europe every three months to experience the culture and the challenge of adapting to a new environment, while on a fixed income. That plan was sidetracked when I was offered a job in Indonesia, providing an opportunity to explore Asia. Indonesia lasted for a 4 wonderful years but I have now moved on to Hua Hin, Thailand.
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