Maximizing Luxury Travel


Fall in the NC mountains is a place I always chose to be. As much as I love to travel – I make it a point to be here in mid-October. I love it when you make a turn-off on a shaded mountain road and it’s like you’ve flipped a light switch.  The sun spotlights the changing leaves revealing a burst of fall colors. And when the leaves are brown and near… Read More

See wonderful hiking tails near the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina.

When the weather is gorgeous in the North Carolina mountains, there is nothing like taking in the incredible views. Hiking trails are abundant and for every level of ability.  These photos feature a stop right along the Blue Ridge Parkway, a short easy hike and a much more strenuous option – each with their own rewards.  Just pay attention to the descriptions (easily found on-line) and be sure to be prepared with the… Read More

A hidden gem about 20 minutes from Linville and Grandfather Mountain, Elk River Falls is worth the visit.  We love to take our visitors: it’s a quick adventure, absolutely beautiful, and a great spot for a memorable NC photo-op! Near the Tennessee border, just outside the tiny town of Elk Park you will see a sign for Elk River Falls.  The first time you turn off North Carolina’s 19E to Elk River… Read More