Caren and Cazzie

Hi, We're Caren and Cazzie and we're Always A Foreigner. Welcome to our travel blog! We hope you find it useful. We love waterfalls, street eats, and anything to do with travel and adventure. We met while volunteering in India, and since then have made it our goal to travel to as many places as we can. Join us on our journey!

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Where to Find a Christmas Tree in North Carolina?

Anyone can go to the pop-up parking lot Christmas Tree stores and pick a tree from those. But do you want to make it a true adventure? A fantastic memory ...
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Hiking Looking Glass Rock

As you're driving southbound on the parkway from Asheville, it's hard to miss Looking Glass Rock looming in the distance. Surrounded by a carpet of forest, Looking Glass Rock is ...
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18 Photos to Convince you to Visit North Carolina in the Fall

There is nothing like fall in North Carolina. Miles upon miles of continuous forest, mornings shrouded in foggy mist, and a respite from the heat of the summer make fall ...
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Weekend Getaway to Chetola Mountain Resort

As the leaves change into vibrant reds, yellows, and oranges, the best place to view them is from the mountains. We recently spent the weekend at Chetola Mountain Resort in ...
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Is Trinidad Worth Visiting?

Before we went to Cuba, we had heard mixed reviews of Trinidad. Yes, it's beautiful and the pictures will attest to that. However...is it really worth the visit when there ...
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Discovering Havana, Cuba

When we first landed in Havana, we didn’t quite know what to expect. I mean the old cars, the colonial buildings and what we had seen in pictures, we knew...but ...
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Impressions of Cuba

Old cars, cigars, mojitos, and brightly colored colonial buildings. The crumbling streets  full of life, bustling cafeterias that everyone converges on for breakfast and lunch, or the sound of pick ...
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7 Best North Carolina Waterfalls

Western North Carolina can also be described as the "Land of Waterfalls," due to the 250+ waterfalls that grace it's landscape. We're huge waterfall chasers, and we spend most of ...
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  • Dreaming of a white Christmas ❄️❄️❄️
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  • Today has been hard. 
It started with the news that Trump has significantly reduced the amount of land in two national monuments. While I'm not from Utah, and have never been, my heart is still heavy with the news that big government and business once again triumphs over preserving land and sacred history.
Right after that, the news changed to announce renewed RNC support for Roy Moore...which just has me asking why and how our nation has come to this point. 
And then to top it all off, I got a call from the auto shop saying that my car is essentially falling apart, to the tune of an expensive repair. 
It's days like this where remembering past adventures get me through. And thinking about how someone thought to spruce up an old barn with simple paintings of sunflowers just to make the world a little brighter....that makes me feel a little better.
To whoever painted this barn on a barely used country road, I thank you. You're the reason I'm smiling today. .
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  • Every time we drive by Looking Glass Falls, we skip over it. Too many crowds, too many cars, too many other things in the area. 
This last Saturday, we drove past the parking area and to our surprise...there was absolutely no one there. 
We sat on the rocks under the falls, listening to the water crash, and enjoyed the serenity of a place so normally overrun, completely by ourselves. 
It seems that after the leaves fall from their branches, no one wants to venture outside. 
I think that's okay with me though. Because we plan on enjoying it anyways. .
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  • We might not be in our North Carolina mountains this weekend, but you better believe we're still going to #optoutside ☀️
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  • Thanksgiving week is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It's the time of year that everyone stops, takes a look around, and remembers what they have to be thankful for in life. 
It can be easy to forget those things throughout the hustle and stresses of every day life...but this week it's easy to remember. 
I'm thankful for so many things. I'm thankful for these mountains, and even more so for Cazzie, who is willing to drop everything every weekend to explore them with me. I'm thankful for friends and family, and for the kilbasa and sauerkraut that will be in abundance at my family's Thanksgiving feast. And last but not least, I'm thankful that we live in a crazy beautiful world. 
Even though thanksgiving isn't until Thursday, I think it's important to drag this feeling of thankfulness out as long as possible...because who ever said a little bit of joy inserted into our daily lives was a bad thing? .
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  • I have absolutely no idea what made me book a flight to India. I didn't know one thing about the country. 
But without that flight, I never would have known Cazzie. And without Cazzie, I might never have been sitting in these mountains. 
So whatever that reason was....I'm beyond glad it happened. .
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