With all the hustle and bustle in our lives today, we often get out of balance with the important things we so desperately need. I’m talking about the time we all need to recharge our batteries and maintain the healthy prospective so badly needed in life. Too much work and not enough play can make for a very imbalanced and unhealthy life.
But therein lies another problem with the struggling economy and we all know too well. It is just hard to pull away from work or your business in times like this especially when you do have work when many are looking for employment.
Juggling business, bills, kids, significant other, hobbies, personal time, and so much more can be too overwhelming. Time is our most precious resource (next to people, of course) and so it seems that there is not enough time to get away and take a break.
Yet there is light at the end of the never-ending work week. It is possible to get a little rest and relaxation. It’s all about making the choice to just shut everything down for a weekend, a little weekend getaway.
In the upcoming weeks and months, perfect little weekend trips and location that don’t cost much and can be had in one weekend will be suggested. We hope that this will help you squeeze in some much needed time to play and rejuvenate.
This blog’s suggested perfect weekend trip is one of most beautiful spots on the face of the earth yet many may not know about it. This little trip has lots of things for everyone. For those looking for a bit of an adrenaline rush, to get here by car you’ll have the drive of a lifetime that is ever so challenging. With curves and hills and scenery to die for, the thrill of getting here start with driving to this location.
For those on the other side of the spectrum you can set your pace with some of the most beautiful mountain and lake views in the USA. There are some of the finest hiking trails along the trip if you see the need to get off your bike or out of your car to stretch your legs and soak in the views in the solitude of the moment.
These tucked away spots are just outside of Knoxville, TN. About a couple of hours from Knoxville in the Smokey Mountains are little houses for rent and bed and breakfasts as well as camping spots.
If you fly into Knoxville Tennessee or drive in from any other direction you can plan out where to stay along you weekend getaway in the mountains of North Carolina, about two hours’ drive from Knoxville. There are motels, campsites as well as bed and breakfast establishments all along the Cherohala Skyway/Dragon Drive.
A suggested rental is Terry Buck’s Place right along a rushing river way up in the mountains. This cabin rental is owned by Terry Buchanan of U.S. Land Clearing. This nightly or weekly rental is equipped with everything you need to getaway from it all. With full kitchen, equipped accommodations, and luxurious amenities this cabin rental is a rustic yet luxurious lodging that is very affordable.
Terry Buck’s Place is a full house rental where we had everything we needed and just had to show up after a breathtaking ride though Tellico Plains and across the mountain with the breath taking views. Even here as we pulled down the shaded driveway to the river and across the wooden bridge, we are wowed by the majestically Snowbird mountain top as we stopped on the bridge and took in the moment.
There is something about water that sooths the soul and we witnessed a moment that was only captured in pictures occasionally. A restful night at Terry Buck’s Place and breakfast out on the deck that overhangs Snowbird Creek and we were ready to hit the road again.
We made the trip to Robbinsville, NC and then back across the Tail of the Dragon to Maryville. This stretch of road is known for having 318 curves in 11 miles. Many bikers come here just to experience the thrill of the ride.
What a weekend trip to recharge the batteries and help get some of that all important balance to life back and ready to deal with what even life brings to you. This is a weekend we will remember for the rest of our lives.
So if you’re looking for a quick, affordable getaway, try this area of the Smokey Mountains in North Carolina just a couple of miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Check back again for more suggested Weekend Trips and Getaways.