NESTLED IN THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS, Asheville, North Carolina, touts a reputation as a healing escape. Take a neighborhood tour of the different parts of Asheville to experience the city’s healthful offerings.
To learn more about Asheville while exploring the city on foot, take a self-guided walking tour on the Urban Trail. The 1.7-mile loop starts downtown at Pack Square and features 30 stations in total with sculptural markers detailing historic moments from the city’s past.
Asheville embraced the salt cave trend, offering a variety of options in and around the city. Asheville Salt Cave & Spa, Shoji Spa & Lodge and The Salt Spa of Asheville offer salt therapies as well as massage and other spa treatments.
For a unique experience, book a tour with Asheville Wellness Tours. The tour company offers a variety of options including yoga hikes, forest bathing, urban wellness tours, mobile massage and private group yoga.
A visit to Asheville isn’t complete without experiencing the city’s booming beer scene. Several of the city’s best breweries host events combining beer and fitness. Archetype Brewing, located in West Asheville, hosts a weekly yoga class. Hi-Wire Brewing and One World Brewing West both offer hour-long weekly runs. All fitness levels are welcome. Highland Brewing Co. offers two weekly fitness options: hip-hop classes and a running club.
Asheville delights diners with its many award-winning restaurants specializing in farm-to-table, seasonal fare. Check out Rhubarb or The Market Place for seasonally driven, regional dishes. Vegan and vegetarian restaurants like Laughing Seed Café and Rosetta’s Kitchen prove popular among both locals and tourists.
Don’t leave Asheville without visiting the Biltmore Estate. The historic house museum opens daily for tours. In addition to the house, gardens and grounds, enjoy an on-site winery and shopping, dining and an exhibition village. Three lodging options include The Inn on Biltmore Estate. Take advantage of the property’s on-site spa with massage, skin care and beauty treatments for a rejuvenating experience.
Whatever your goals, Asheville has something to ensure you return home rested and rejuvenated.
Couchsurfing is when a person travels and stays with other people for free in their spare rooms or on their couches while visiting a country. Couchsurfing is a social network and an app that connects people worldwide who are either looking for a place to stay or are offering a home away from home.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Each year, April 8 is Zoo Lovers Day! Zoos have existed for more than 1,000 years in one form or another. They’re often the only way for people to experience our world’s incredible wildlife firsthand. So, where and how should you celebrate it?
With about a dozen countries to choose from when deciding where to go for an African safari, Kenya is one of the more popular choices. Its proximity to quite a few natural reserves as well as Lake Victoria make it a good central point from which to start a safari adventure. Regardless of when you decide to embark on your safari, consider packing the following items to prepare yourself for a week (or more) in the African wilderness.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.