Getaway Color Ways: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Gorgeous colors at Julian Price Lake

The mountains of North Carolina are a wonderful place to visit. There's so much to do and so many breathtaking sights to see in the region! Today, we're heading to the beautiful town of Blowing Rock which is home to one of the state's oldest travel attractions, The Blowing Rock. The town of  Blowing … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pisgah National Forest

Amazing view from Roan Mountain

For today's Color Ways post, we're heading to the Appalachian Mountains (in western NC) to check out Pisgah National Forest. Pisgah is one of four national forests here in our state. The others include Nantahala, Croatan and the Uwharrie. Every year around 7 million people visit the forests to take … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Canoe the New!

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Friday is here, the weekend is just around the corner & I couldn't be more excited! Tomorrow I'm heading up to West Jefferson, NC with friends and family for a fun-filled day on the New River. Canoeing and tubing.....here we come! Of course we'll be starting our day off with a delicious … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Long As I Can See the Light

Bodie Island Lighthouse in NC

It's almost back-to-school time and lots of people are hoping to get in one last family vacation before those school bells ring & the cooler temps get here, which means a lot of people are taking off and heading for the beach! While there's just about nothing more relaxing than laying around in … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Bull City Sculpture Show

Winding Out by Robert Winkler was chosen as this year's People's Choice Award

It's hard to believe that August is already here. The year seems to be flying by so fast! August is the perfect month to soak up what's left of summer with lots of outdoor fun. In today's post, we're heading to Durham, NC to celebrate American Artists Appreciation month at the Bull City Sculpture … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Farm-Fresh July Festivals

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Spring and summer are great times for fresh fruit and veggie festivals here in NC. From pickles to potatoes, we celebrate our foods and July just happens to host two of the juiciest festivals held here; the Watermelon Festival & the Peach Festival. Yummy! The Peach Festival, held in … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Freshness & Fun at the Wilkes Open Air Market

Blueberry Colors

For today's Color Ways post, we're staying right here in Wilkesboro, the home of Dreamwalls. While I don't live in Wilkes (I'm from neighboring Alexander County), it's one of my favorite places to be. It's probably most well-known for being home to Merlefest, one of the biggest bluegrass festivals … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Conservators’ Center

tiger color

The North Carolina Conservators' Center is located in rural Caswell County, which is in the northern part of the state's piedmont region. The center is a safe haven to nearly 100 exotic animals, some of which were removed from bad or unsafe environments and nurtured back to health by the center's … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Airlie Gardens

azalea color

Warm temps and blue skies make this the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy nature. One great place to do that here in North Carolina is at the Airlie Gardens. Located in Wilmington, Airlie has been one of the top botanical spots in the state ever since it was opened to the public in 1999. … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Mountains-to-Sea Trail

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Friday is finally here and it looks like it's shaping up to be a fantastic weekend weather-wise, which is perfect since tomorrow, June 14th, is National Get Outdoors Day. It's a day set aside to encourage people of all ages to get up, get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. One fun way to do that … [Read more...]