Getaway Color Ways: Pumpkin Pickin’ & Carvin’ Fun!

Autumn has arrived which means it's finally time for one of my favorite fall activities....pumpkin picking and carving. I'll have to admit, though, that my carving skills aren't all that great, so this year instead of carving mine I think I'm going to try a little something different. I have been … [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: Bugfest at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Today we’re heading to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for a little bug fun! Located in Raleigh, the NCMNS is the state’s most visited attraction, as well as the largest museum of its kind in the entire southeastern US. Their goal is to educate the public about the natural world … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Reed Gold Mine

Today we're heading to Midland, located in Cabarrus County, to the site of the very first documented gold find in the United States which is now known as Reed Gold Mine. The mine is also one of 27 North Carolina Historic Sites.   The first bit of gold was discovered by a farmer named … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Conservators’ Center

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: Flying High in Kitty Hawk

This past Wednesday, August 23rd, was National Ride the Wind Day, a day to celebrate the final few weeks of summer and our remaining beach time. When North Carolinians think of the beach and riding the wind, one thing comes to mind before anything else; Kitty Hawk and the Wright … [Read more...]

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...]