9 Easy Trails in the Smoky Mountains

If you’re looking for easy trails in the Smoky Mountains, you’ve come to the right place. Like many boomers, Alan and I like to include hikes in our national park trips. We know that you do, too. While it’s important to challenge ourselves on moderately strenuous trails, sometimes all we want to do is stroll […]

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Hiking in Hendersonville, North Carolina

A few weeks ago, guest contributor, Cheryl Rodewig, took us on a lovely Autumn Escape to Hendersonville, North Carolina. Now she’s back to reveal some of her tried and true tips for hiking in Hendersonville. The Blue Ridge Mountains fringe the western edge of North Carolina. They’re filled with dozens of waterfalls, hundreds of miles […]

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Autumn Escape to Hendersonville, North Carolina

Although the autumn season is definitely New England’s time to shine, there are quite a few alternatives that offer beautiful leaf peeping without the crowds that typically flock to the Northeast. And when it comes to fall road trips, some of America’s smallest towns offer the most charming experiences. Today, our guest contributor, Cheryl Rodewig, […]

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How to Celebrate a Biltmore House Christmas

From soaking up the sun on exotic beaches to enjoying winter wonderland scenery from a log cabin, there are many ways to celebrate the holidays. But, if you’re really looking to get into the holiday spirit,  find a way to experience a Biltmore House Christmas at the Biltmore House Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Regular […]

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Visit Old Salem for the Day on a Trip to Winston-Salem, NC

Updated 10.25.2019: I had driven by Old Salem Museum & Gardens many times on trips to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to watch Georgia Tech play Wake Forest in football. The journey was only a few hours from my home in Roanoke, Virginia. But, for one reason or another, I never took the time to visit Old […]

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Outer Banks Travel

Harley Adventures through North Carolina’s Gorgeous Outer Banks

Updated 07.16.2020:  Are you ready for another amazing boomer road trip adventure? Well, get your Harley helmet ready because Diane White is back with the latest addition to our ongoing boomers-on-bikes series. This time, Diane is taking us to one of the country’s most beautiful, yet relatively under-the-radar locations: North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The drive […]

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Feeling the Cookie Love With Mrs. Hanes

Many of you probably don’t know that I am a cookie baker. During my mothering years, I baked and baked and baked. Now, as an active boomer traveler who tries to live a healthy lifestyle—and has to constantly watch her weight—I rarely bake. But my love for cookies hasn’t diminished, which is why I immediately […]

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Exploring Asheville’s Amazing Biltmore House

USA travel is filled with all types of beautiful, historic, and quirky landmarks, from the vibrant city of Boston to the world’s largest ball of twine in Cawker City, Kansas. However, there are few sites that truly breathe history like Asheville, North Carolina’s extraordinary Biltmore House. Today My Itchy Travel Feet contributor, Vera Marie Badertscher from […]

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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina

Learning to Blend Wine at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery

How are wines made? Would you like to learn how they are blended to create the perfect mix of acidity, tannin, sweetness, fruit and body? You can do that at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina. When Visit Winston-Salem introduced me to the culture, history and fine dining of the area, a wine […]

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