Getaway Color Ways: Anything But Dismal at The Great Dismal Swamp

Dismal. That’s not exactly the kind of word we normally associate with our Getaway Color Ways posts, but the place we’re heading to isn’t really dismal at all! Today’s Color Ways destination may be named The Great Dismal Swamp, but the scenery & activities there are anything but bland and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Cherokee, NC

My family and I are heading to Pigeon Forge, TN, for a fun-filled weekend trip. We usually go each year, and while we're on the way, we always make a pit stop in Cherokee, a place rich in history and culture. Cherokee is located in Western North Carolina and it’s the headquarters for the Eastern … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pisgah National Forest

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: Beautiful Blowing Rock

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: Tryon Palace

Visiting Tryon Palace, located along our coast in the town of New Bern, is like stepping back in time. Tryon, built back in the 1700’s, was the royal governor’s home in the Province of North Carolina. The palace was named after William Tryon, North Carolina’s colonial governor during that time, and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Tweetsie Railroad

Next week, Tweetsie Railroad will open for the 2016 season. Tweetsie, located between Boone and Blowing Rock, is a popular wild west theme park that has everything from train rides to an animal park. I’ve mentioned before, in posts about The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, that train rides are a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Egg-cellent Weekend Fun at the NC Zoo!

  It’s Easter weekend which means it’s time to hide those Easter eggs for the kiddos! While parents are busy dyeing and stuffing their eggs with candy or toys, the workers at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC are also busy stuffing eggs for their “children” to enjoy! Spanning 500 … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Charlotte Goes Green for St. Patty’s Parade!

  The queen city of Charlotte, NC will be going green this weekend for their 20th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade! The parade will have over 120 units marching through uptown Charlotte, starting at 10:00 Saturday morning. This year's Grand Marshal will be H.E. Anne Anderson, the Ambassador … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Unplugging this Weekend!

Did you know that on average Americans spend 12 or more hours a day looking at a screen? Whether it’s a computer screen, a phone screen, tablet screen…..that’s A LOT of screen time! That’s why March 4-5 of this year have been set aside to celebrate the National Day of Unplugging. It’s a 24-hour … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Book ‘Em North Carolina

Next week in Lumberton, North Carolina, authors and law enforcement officers will be coming together for the annual Book 'Em North Carolina event. Founded by suspense author P.M. Terrell and Waynesboro, Virginia Police Officer Mark Kearney, the purpose of the event is to raise public awareness of … [Read more...]