Getaway Color Ways: Coastal Fun in NC

  There are a lot of beaches to choose from along the east coast, each with a little something for everyone to enjoy. While the action-packed (and always fun) Myrtle Beach is right down the coast in South Carolina, when I think of a relaxing trip, I think of the beaches here in North … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Morehead Planetarium & Science Center

I've been a space nerd ever since I was a little girl, so it's no surprise that today's Color Ways location has always been on my bucket list, and with the impending eclipse right around the corner, it's a good time to take a trip to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. Morehead … [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...]

Getaway Color Ways: Black Mountain Chocolate

  Today, July 28th, is National Milk Chocolate Day! To celebrate such a tasty-themed day, we're going to take a little blog trip to one of our state's sweetest spots....Black Mountain Chocolate. Despite the name, Black Mountain Chocolate, the company isn't actually located in Black … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

The 92nd Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show will be taking place next Tuesday, July 25th through Sunday, July 30th at the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve. It's one of the oldest horse show events in the entire country. It was first started way back in 1923, and has since grown into a well-loved … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Farm-Fresh July Festivals

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 Peach Festival & the Watermelon Festival. Yummy! The Peach Festival, held in … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Shelly Island

Back in April, the North Carolina coast got just a little bit better with the addition of a surprising new island. The new land mass came poking through the waters right off the tip of Cape Point in Buxton. Cape Point is part of the Outer Banks, barrier islands off the NC coastline that separate the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: 4th of July Fun

  If you're looking for something fun & patriotic to do this weekend, there is definitely no shortage of that here over the next few days. From festivals to fireworks, North Carolina has it all. Up and down the coast, there will be lots of dazzling fireworks & celebrations, including … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Sunflower Festival

There's nothing quite as breathtaking as a field full of golden, glowing sunflowers, and that's what this weekend is all about at the North Carolina Sunflower Festival in Chocowinity. Chocowinity, located in Beaufort County, is in our state's coastal region. Sunflowers thrive in warmer climates, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Blueberry Festival

This weekend will mark the 14th 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...]