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Why you shouldn’t move to Asheville, North Carolina

Why You Shouldn’t Move to Asheville, North Carolina

They don’t want you there. No, really they don’t.  Asheville, NC is one of the many cities on the rise.  And though it’s mostly managed to keep it’s odd hippie vibe strong the hipsters are coming. Oh wait, they’re already there.

Asheville has been attracting visitors for decades. Known for its sprawling music scene where local and traveling musicians come to perform at The Grey Eagle or Asheville Music Hall. You can watch a burlesque performance on most weekends at The Crow & Quill or hit up an alternative club night at the Odditorium.  

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6 Things to do in the New Orleans Garden District

5 Things to do in the New Orleans Garden District

1. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is one of the only cemeteries that is free and open to the public year round (barring Mardi-Gras). For those who would prefer a tour there is no need to book in advance. Gabrielle Richard is one of the many city approved tour guides who can be found at the gate offering free tours with a tipping option. In just thirty minutes she can educate you on a range of subjects including burial methods, religious traditions, and pop culture references.

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The Backseat Babysitter

My latest adventure has not been one of mountains or waterfalls but revolves around a four letter word that my non existent boyfriend doesn’t want to hear come out of my mouth. Baby. As in one of those things you have to feed and nurse and shit. I hope someone can learn from my Hell Week.

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Fuck Trump

And Fuck the National Park Service Too

If I hadn’t have had to take a shit so badly yesterday I wouldn’t have taken the exit. If I had left my friend’s house in DC 10 minutes later I would have missed my window of opportunity. And if I hadn’t have went to check in to the region on facebook I never would have seen that Shenandoah Valley Scenic Overlook Point on Google Maps. According to google the road was “closed”. But how closed was it really?

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A Weekend Guide to Mt. Rainier National Park

At 369.5 square acres Mt. Rainier National Park is not a quick drive through. So what do you do when all you have is three days? I spent three months working and living at Mt. Rainier. I’ve roamed the park at peak times and had miles completely to myself (and the critters). I know first hand what can make or break a vacation and your wallet. This guide is for the Southwest region of Mt. Rainier National Park and is designed to help you maximize your trip during the Spring, Summer, or beginning of Fall.

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