Authentic Asheville is a camper van travel blog that focuses on travel in Asheville, North Carolina, and beyond. It’s also meant to be used as a resource for those interested in the Ram Promaster City van with a Wayfarer Conversion Kit. Articles include camper van DIY ideas, tips and tricks, trip recommendations, gear reviews, best places to eat and drink, and LGBTQ+ safe spaces.
Caroline Whatley and Erin McGrady are the duo behind Authentic Asheville. We are digital nomads who work as photographers, writers, and content creators.
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The best things to see and do in Asheville, North Carolina.
There are so many fun things to do in and around western North Carolina. The region has miles of scenic trails, moreContinue reading “Best Places to Hammock in Asheville, North Carolina”
One of our favorite things to do when we travel is to find murals. It’s fun to walk around and discover themContinue reading “Best Instagram Spots in Asheville”
There are a ton of great places to grab a beer in Asheville but if you’re looking to take advantage of someContinue reading “Best Outdoor Breweries and Bars in Asheville”
Camper Van Life Adventures
Ready for a new adventure? One that involves travel? And possibility living out of your van? We’ve spent many, many hours discussing,Continue reading “How to Choose a Van for Van Life”
On our most recent van life adventure through Canada in our Ram Promaster City Camper we left our Exped Sim Comfort DuoContinue reading “The Best Camper Van Bed is a DIY Bed”
Come explore with us!
By now almost everyone knows that Asheville is home to a ton of craft breweries. In fact, we wrote a couple of posts about some of our favorite outside patios in Asheville as well as our favorite brewery tours. But we’re more than just a beer-loving town. We’ve also got some great places to getContinue reading “Best Cocktail Bars in Asheville”
Florida has long been a destination for us for many reasons. For one, it’s within a days drive! It also has beautiful beaches, tons of outdoor recreation opportunities, great places for a bite and a beer, and, maybe most importantly, it’s sunny and warm there year-round! We recently had the opportunity to visit Crystal River,Continue reading “72 Hours in Crystal River, Inverness, and Floral City”
We recently had the chance to spend 48 hours on the east coast of Florida at a place called Amelia Island. It’s a small island about 30 miles north of Jacksonville. And it’s one of the places that regularly makes Condé Nast’s “Top 10 U.S Islands.” Keep reading to see our picks on the bestContinue reading “The Best Things To Do On Amelia Island”