Getaway Color Ways: Fall Festival Time!

Yesterday, September 23rd, officially kicked off the fall season. Pumpkin spiced everything, please! Autumn is here, and with it comes cooler weather, yummy pumpkin-flavored everything, vibrant colors, bonfires and of course, fall festivals. Different areas around North Carolina are kicking off the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Ignite a Spark!

Sparks will be flying this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina at the annual SPARKcon festival. SPARKcon is a creativity, art and design festival sponsored by the Visual Art Exchange group. SPARKcon takes place each September and it's open to anyone who wants to get involved. Festival themes range … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Heading to the Beach!

This weekend, my family and I are heading to the coast for our annual beach vacation! We always enjoy waiting until a little later in the year to head down that way. It's not quite as crowded and the temps are starting to cool off just a little bit. I'm excited for our trip and for all of the fun … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro, NC

Recently I've been watching a new show on CBS called Zoo. The show, based off of the novel by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge, is about what happens when animals decide to "fight back" against humans and take over the world. I know....kind of far-out idea for a show, but it's actually pretty … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Apex, NC…#1 Place to Live!

Just this week, Apex, North Carolina was voted the #1 place to live on MONEY's  "Best Places to Live 2015" list. The list ranks 50 of the best small towns in America based on their economy, schools, neighborhoods, etc. Two other NC towns, Harrisburg and Stallings, also made the list coming in at … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Oriental Dragon Boat Festival

The coastal town of Oriental, North Carolina is a sailing-lovers dream. The small town is located within the beautiful Outer Banks and just like their official website says, it's all about the water there! Boating, fishing, sailing, cruising, paddling....these are just a few of the many … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Two NC Ladies Fly Coast to Coast

My family and I always watch the news on WBTV, a news station out of Charlotte, NC. There's an afternoon segment called "The Good News" which I always enjoy seeing. The stories focused on during this segment are always happy, uplifting and heartwarming....a nice change of pace from the normal news, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Slippin’ and Slidin’

When the weather gets hot, one of the most popular ways to cool down here in North Carolina is to head to Sliding Rock, located in the Pisgah National Forest. A natural mountain waterfall, Sliding Rock is a 60-ft flat, sloping boulder that takes its visitors on a fun ride before plunging them into … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Watermelon, Peaches, Cantaloupe…Oh My!

Things are going to get a little fruity in North Carolina this weekend! There are 3 separate - but equally delicious - festivals taking place across the state this weekend. First up, there's the NC Watermelon Festival, held in Fair Bluff. The festival was started back in 1986 when farmers Monroe … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pork, Pickles & Peanuts

After reading the title of our post today, you're probably wondering what in the world pork, pickles and peanuts have in common! Well, each one of those foods has a special place in our state's food culture and history and they're all being celebrated this weekend at the Pork, Pickles and Peanuts … [Read more...]