Sometimes the best destinations are in your own backyard. When my (now) wife and I started dating, the FIRST trip we took together was to the mountains of North Carolina. Both of us are natives of the state, but DJ lived on the coast. In fact, she had never been to the mountains before this trip. So for our first excursion as a couple we didn’t even have to cross the state line. It is our good fortune the wonderful city of Asheville, nestled in the Great Smokey Mountains, lies within the borders of our home state.