We can all agree that it is very difficult to find something that women like. Men, on the other hand, are very simple. Just give us some cars, adventures, and drinks.
If you ever struggle to find cool things to do or a lifetime experience to give to someone special, continue reading…
This month I was lucky enough to travel all the way to Asheville, North Carolina, and attend the Land Rover Experience Driving School, which was one of the coolest things I have done in my life!
I flew from Austin to Asheville on a Friday and I got there in a couple hours. We stayed at the Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate.
It may sound like a normal hotel, but this place is something else.
For those who don’t know, this Hotel is just a fraction of the Biltmore Estate property. There are many attractions in this location including a day tour to the Biltmore house, which is the largest privately owned house in the United States.
Fun Facts about the Biltmore Estate:
- Size: (6950.4 acre or 10.86 square miles) private estate.
- It has the largest Mansion in the US.
- You need to drive 3 miles from the entrance to the main area.
- Still owned by George Vanderbilt’s descendants.
Test Driving the 2017 Land Rover Discovery
I was quite impressed.
For this particular event, we gathered in groups and we got to test the 2017 Land Rover Discovery.
First, we had an introduction to the car and all the features it has. It was quite amazing to see everything. What I liked most was…
- The 2017 Discovery is made with Recycled aluminum.
- It has 7 seats with luxury features.
- Remote foldable seats.
- Wifi hotspot for 8 – A+.
- 6 USB ports.
- Prices range approximately from $49.990 – $79k (depending on the package).
- Activity key (A wrist accessory that allows you to leave the car keys inside the car while you are away).
- You can change the driving modes for different terrains.
- New Updated Media System.
- For full Specification, visit https://www.landroverusa.com/vehicles/discovery/
Each person in the group had their turn and got to experience the car in different terrain conditions.
It was fun to see that all the driving modes of the car (to drive on snow, mud, rocks, etc) and learn the true purpose and capacity of each; it makes a lot of difference when you know how to use those setups.
What The Course Teaches
We have all these New technologies from Land Rover that helps you have a better driving experience and the instructors blend those techs with driving techniques. So, If you know how to balance both then you should get a smooth and safe experience. And of course the experience had plenty of thrill!
Slow as Possible as Fast as Necessary
This is the quote they use for the Land Rover Driving Experience and when you start driving and going through the obstacles, it makes total sense.
When you begin to drive through mud, hills, etc, your decision at that right moment will determine the outcome. That’s why you need to drive slowly so you can feel the terrain and make the right decision. (Am I an expert yet? lol)
My Favorite Part
If you like an adventure, I can’t recommend going off road enough.
The Land Rover team did an amazing job with the off road experience. They built the whole course inside the Biltmore property so you could get the full experience.
I am talking about “rock climbing”, driving on the dirt, being on three wheels… you get the idea.
But my favorite was definitely when we had to cross a small creek of mud.
Did I mention the car lifts itself? Yes, it does. So crossing this area was a piece of cake.
Picnic With a View
If you sign up for a full day experience, you are lucky because you will get to enjoy a nice picnic with a vineyard view.
The place was amazing and the food catered by the Biltmore restaurant was delicious. I thought by “Picnic” they meant sandwiches and fruits on a blanket lol, but we actually got a nice delicious food course! Well done Well done!
On the last night we went to watch Goo Goo Dolls and Phillip Phillips play at the Biltmore House garden, so that was another great time we had.
I hope I was able to pass on my enjoyment. I honestly wasn’t expecting that much fun from it, but I am glad I did go because it was a true lifetime experience.
Of course all of the entertaining wouldn’t be possible without great instructors, so I want to thank them as well. All of them were very patient and easy to follow.
Are you ready to get dirty?! Leave your comment below and let me know what you think.