Asheville, a bevy of beer, beards and bears

I just arrived in Asheville, North Carolina where I’ve heard there is a bevy of beer, beards and bears. I’m in town visiting wildlife blogger friends, Hal and Christiana of Travel for Wildlife. This evening Hal and Christina took me on a tour of downtown Asheville where I enjoyed looking at some of the architecture, with its mix of Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Neoclassical style buildings. The retro-urban backdrop provides an edgy energy that emanates from the locally owned shops, art galleries and array of distinctive restaurants.

After the tour of downtown we popped into Chai Pani, a fantastic Indian restaurant specializing in “Indian street food,” which is a served up tapas style. After dinner we walked into a cool classic building, boarded an old-school elevator that required a driver and ascended some 7 or 8 floors before arriving at the Sky Bar, a chic local place providing libations while overlooking the city below.

Tomorrow we’re off to explore the famed, Biltmore Estate, which is a 179,000 square foot pad built by George Washington Vanderbilt in 1895.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.

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