Getaway Color Ways: A Drive Through Christmas Town USA

I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away. Where has this month – no – where has this year gone?! Everything seems to come crashing together during this time of year, so much so that it’s really easy to get caught up in the rush, forget the true … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Carolina Renaissance Festival

The 24th annual Carolina Renaissance Festival will be wrapping up this coming Sunday, November 19th. The festival, celebrating 16th century European art and entertainment, is always a big hit with visitors. Festival activities include an outdoor theater, circus entertainment, stunning costumes and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Winter Lights at NC Arboretum

  The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden located in Asheville. There are 65 acres of cultivated gardens, 10 miles of hiking and biking trails and numerous indoor and outdoor exhibits. A few of their most popular exhibits include the Quilt Garden, which is a unique … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Halloweenfest in Transylvania

  Halloween 2017 is almost here! There's sure to be a ton of fun activities going on all around this weekend. Just in our area there are several fall festivals, trick-or-treating events, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses....the list goes on and on! What better place to celebrate … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Halloween Haunts in NC

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, second only to Christmas. I love it all; the chilly weather, creepy decorations, creative costumes, kids trick-or-treating, late night scary movies and of course, ghost stories. I don’t think I’ll ever get too old for ghost stories around the campfire. It’s … [Read more...]

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...]