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.