Thursday, August 1, 2013

Instagram Travel Thursday: Back in Asheville



I'm thrilled to be taking part in Instagram Travel Thursday, a new weekly feature set up by several fabulous bloggers, sharing their favorite trips captured on Instagram. We LOVE to travel and discover new places, so I look forward to sharing several with you on a weekly basis!

This week I'm featuring some pictures live from the road! We currently have been traveling this week through the better part of Western North Carolina and currently are spending a day in Blacksburg, VA and on to Fayetteville, WV. Today since I'm on the road, I decided to highlight a couple photos from some fantastic new spots in Asheville.

We traveled to Asheville via the Blue Ridge Parkway and it was stunning.  This area has received a huge amount of record breaking rain so everything was green and lush and the waterfalls were amazing.

I recently blogged about Asheville, NC having been there back in April. This time we tried to visit some fabulous new spots, one of them being Ben's Tune-Up. Fabulous new spot with great food and drink and lots of atmosphere!


Right next door a brand new brewery, Hi-Wire has set up shop. Definitely worth a stop in.


Early Girl Eatery is not new to Asheville, but I had heard so many great things we missed it last time so we were happy to eat an amazing breakfast there this time around. Fabulous!


Another great Asheville stop that we missed last time was a stop by French Broad Chocolate Lounge. It is a laid back, relaxed spot for coffee, chocolate and lots of other tasty treats. I had a delicious iced coffee.

 
Another new spot for lunch or dinner is Farm Burger.



Of course, when in Asheville, we had to return to a couple old favorites. One of them definitely being Wicked Weed Brewery. Can't say enough about this place, just make sure you do not miss it when in Asheville!


Along with Wicked Weed, you have to put Tupelo Honey Cafe on your list for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This place is packed with a line almost anytime of the day but its well worth the wait and they usually get you in pretty quickly. SO good! 


We stopped in at the Grove Park Inn for a little sight-seeing and we decided we will be back here to stay the next visit to Asheville. The place is amazing.



Brand new literally this week is a new restaurant at the Grove Park Inn called Edison, serving North Carolina craft ales, southern style food and hand-crafted cocktails. The place was spectacular with inside and outside relaxed seating and wonderful views overlooking the resort and the mountains.  The place was inspired by the days of Thomas Edison who traveled to this area to vacation often with other famous folks such as Henry Ford and the Firestones.


I am still on the road so I will keep this short for today! Hope you are making plans to visit somewhere fantastic soon. Happy Travels!

10 comments:

  1. Wow Asheville looks awesome. Someday we will get there! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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    1. Asheville is amazing. You can park and just walk to so many things. Plus the surrounding areas have great outdoor activities and beautiful natural sights. Definitely try and get there if you can! Fall will be amazing.

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  2. A part of the world I can't see me getting to - so it was great to see some photos. Great photos even!

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    1. North Carolina is such a unique state with spectacular mountains and waterfalls and cities like Asheville to the West and then beautiful sprawling beaches on the East coast! Its amazing.

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  3. Asheville looks like a great place to eat and drink - hopefully I get to that part of the U.S. someday!

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    1. So much to see, do, eat and drink! :-)

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  4. I loved visiting Asheville when I was there two years ago for a conference! Great restaurants and stores! Thanks for sharing your trip!

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  5. I love the photo of the Grove Park you took. The Grove Park is going through room changes, too.

    Great shots. I want to get to Tupelo Honey Cafe.

    Thanks for linking up with us.

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    1. Thanks Leigh! We will be planning a trip soon back to Asheville and we plan to stay at Grove Park Inn next time. The Renaissance was great to walk to everything from but the overall hotel didn't seem as nice as before. Tupelo Honey is a MUST. We loved traveling around to different parts of NC too. Beautiful. Back home soon!

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  6. I've been to Asheville only once but recognized a lot of the places from Leigh's and your Instagram pictures :) The first picture of the Blue Ridge Parkway is gorgeous!!

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