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’

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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!

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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...]

Getaway Color Ways: Hickory Crawdads & Fireworks!

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  Fireworks are a big part of many people's 4th of July celebrations. My family and I really enjoy heading over to L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory to check out the fireworks display that takes place each year after the Hickory Crawdads baseball game. The Crawdads are a Minor League baseball … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: The Dog-Filming Days of Summer in NC

Max movie poster

It's summer blockbuster season, and there are a lot of great movies coming out over the next few months. By now, most everyone has seen the previews for the upcoming canine flick Max, but did you know the movie was filmed right here in North Carolina? Filming locations included Asheville, Charlotte, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Blueberry Festival

This weekend will mark the 12th Annual Blueberry Festival, held in Burgaw, NC. More than 30,000 people attend the festival each year and take part in over 20 events like a car show, a street fair, recipe contest, barbeque cook-off, a 5K run, special exhibits, and a variety of other events. The … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Tour de Mountains

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This weekend, in the small mountain town of Sparta, NC, the annual Tour de Mountains bicycling event will  be taking place. The event, sponsored by the Allegany Wellness Center, will take place on Saturday, June 13th, and there are several different routes to choose from. For hardcore riders, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Roanoke Island & The Lost Colony

The cast from the outdoor drama The Lost Colony

Roanoke Island is one of the best summertime getaways along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The island contains the town of Manteo and a small fishing village called Wanchese, and  makes a great day trip for anyone visiting the Outer Banks. You can park and spend the day strolling along the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Emerald Village

You'll see lots of vibrant colors on the Black Light Mine tours!

This weekend I'm heading out on a family vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN. While we won't be staying in North Carolina for this trip, it got me to thinking about a lot of our state's mountain getaways & the hidden gems that our western region has to offer, like Emerald Village. Since it's Memorial … [Read more...]