Getaway Color Ways: Pumpkin Guts for a Great Cause

It's all about guts this Saturday in Charlotte, NC. Well, guts and making some well-deserved wishes comes true, when the annual GUTS event takes place at the NC Music Factory. The event is a friendly pumpkin carving competition whose goal is to raise money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Take a Drive

When the cooler weather of fall comes sweeping in there are always a ton of things on my “want-to-do list”…..most of which I never get around to doing! There are plenty of awesome activities you can go out and spend money on like train rides, corn mazes, haunted trails, etc., but in North Carolina … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: 2016 Dixie Classic Fair

It's October, which means it's time for the Dixie Classic Fair  in Winston-Salem, NC!  The fair, which is the 2nd largest in our state (right behind the annual NC State Fair) and the 50th largest in all of North America, runs through Sunday, October 9th. We’ve talked about Winston-Salem before and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

This Saturday, October 1st, the streets of downtown North Wilkesboro (the home of Dreamwalls) will be jam-packed! It won't be bumper-to-bumper cars causing all of the commotion though; it will be vendors selling everything from homemade crafts & trinkets to yummy food--including all kinds of … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Coastal Fun in NC

Bathing suit? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Flip-flops? Check. All packed up and ready to hit the road? Check, check CHECK! My family and I are heading out on our annual beach trip this coming weekend and I am ready to go! There are a lot of beaches to choose from along the east coast, each with a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival

This weekend, September 3-4, the 6th annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival will be held in High Point, NC. Coltrane is a legendary saxophone player and one of our state's most famous natives. The festival aims to keep his influence on music alive. John Coltrane was born … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Grandfather Mountain

There are so many great ways to spend time outdoors here in NC, but one of the best and most popular attractions is Grandfather Mountain. Located near Linville, it borders the Grandfather Mountain State Park and it is one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains with an elevation of almost … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Barn Quilts of North Carolina

Happy Friday everyone! Today's post is all about North Carolina's unique Barn Quilts and our Quilting Trails.....something many people have never even heard of! Barn quilts are not actual quilts, they are quilt patterns that are painted onto wooden boards and then displayed on barns around … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: 2016 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: Daniel Stowe Bontanical Garden

  Back in 1991, retired textile exec Jonathan Daniel Stowe decided that he wanted to begin creation on an outdoor project that future generations could enjoy for years to come, and that's how the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden came to be in Belmont, NC. Stowe set aside 400 acres of … [Read more...]