Get your Christmas holiday season started with a trip to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, to see this magnificent estate decked out in dazzling holiday decor. This fun and fast timelapse video of the tree raising celebration demonstrates what it takes to get such a large tree set up and decorated in the huge Banquet Hall. Lots of people come to watch this amazing event. The Biltmore is the largest private home in the United States, built in the late 1800s by the Vanderbilt family, and Christmas time is the best time of year to visit this extraordinary mansion as it's beautifully decorated for the season.
Summer is over and thankfully nature provides us a fireworks of fall color that with cooler temperatures draws us out to hike and explore parks and cities. Day trips rank number one for travelers to find the color hues of autumn followed by weekend getaways in a cabin or bed and breakfast near the woods. Our dreams of hiking to the rustle of leaves under our feet and babbling brooks carrying a single red maple leaf cascading over rocks and getting caught by a branch gets us planning a road trip somewhere in the fall. But where should we plan a trip?
We're taken on a timelapse journey of fall in this video of Asheville, North Carolina where the mountains, countryside and city are ablaze with vibrant fall colors. The timelapse effect beautifully captures the colorful landscape as the sun rises in the morning to its peak in the afternoon, with the varying effects of the sun and clouds floating over the landscape creating many impressions throughout the day, finally ending with the warm sunset casting its low light on the picturesque scenery. The lush Blue Ridge Mountains extends through this area with fall colors that are spectacular. Fall in Asheville provides many tips and information on what to see and do during this very popular season in Asheville.