I try to do something different every fall when I make a road trip to Asheville, N.C., and with the help of friends who spend their summers there, so far I have succeeded. We’ve hiked in search of waterfalls, gone wine-tasting around Lake James, bought a picture of a space ship attacking Asheville’s Art Deco city hall, spent an evening sampling Belgian beer, watched an artist do performance painting – any number of fun activities that would be hard to find here in Miami. Maybe that’s why I was reluctant to set foot on the Biltmore estate -- the house tour was too predictable. But last year I found a different way to see Biltmore, and so I finally visited the property. It was only an hour out of the day I spent there, but a horseback ride through the woods added that new dimension I was looking for. Click here to read my story on a horseback tour of Biltmore.