Summer vacation in Asheville

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Sunset in Asheville

It is no secret that we love Asheville — this is not the first post, nor will it be the last. Asheville just has something about it that attracts me. I don’t know if it is the eclectic atmosphere, the food scene, the proximity to the beautiful mountains…just something about that place keeps me coming back for more.

In June 2016, we decided to take our summer vacation there. We found a pet friendly hotel (since we always travel with Piggy nowadays) and headed to the mountains.

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Piggy’s birthday in Charleston (and tips for traveling with pets)

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Piggy

If you know me, you know I have a dog named Piggy. He is an English Bulldog/Boxer mix and a very special boy. Because of Pig, most of our recent trips have been nearby and ones where he can go along.

In April 2016, we decided to celebrate Piggy’s 8th birthday in Charleston.

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A day in the Wicklow Mountains

Wicklow Mountains in Wicklow County, Ireland
DunLaoghaire Harbour

When I think of Ireland, I think of green grassy hills, beautiful valleys and fields of Heather growing wild. Well, when we headed to the countryside near Dublin, that is exactly what we saw and it was absolutely stunning. We went on the Wild Wicklow Tour that took us to the coastal area of DunLaoghaire Harbour and past the richer parts of the area called Dalkey and Killiney. Continue reading