Getaway Color Ways: Coastal Fun in NC

Bathing suit? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Flip-flops? Check. All packed up and ready to hit the road? Check, check CHECK! My family and I are heading out on our annual beach trip this coming weekend and I am ready to go! There are a lot of beaches to choose from along the east coast, each with a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival

This weekend, September 3-4, the 6th annual John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival will be held in High Point, NC. Coltrane is a legendary saxophone player and one of our state's most famous natives. The festival aims to keep his influence on music alive. John Coltrane was born … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Grandfather Mountain

There are so many great ways to spend time outdoors here in NC, but one of the best and most popular attractions is Grandfather Mountain. Located near Linville, it borders the Grandfather Mountain State Park and it is one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains with an elevation of almost … [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: 2016 Oriental Dragon Boat Festival

The coastal town of Oriental, North Carolina is a sailing-lovers dream. The small town is located within the beautiful Outer Banks and just like their official website says, it’s all about the water there! Boating, fishing, sailing, cruising, paddling….these are just a few of the many … [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: Linville Falls & Caverns

This week we're heading to the Linville Gorge  to Linville Falls, and then on over to check out Linville Caverns. Linville Falls is located in Avery County on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's said to be one of the most photographed waterfalls in NC, and that's no surprise. Linville Falls drops … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Rockin’ at Rocky Face Mountain

For today's Color Ways post I'm keeping it close to home - especially for me! I live in the (very) small town of Hiddenite, NC, and when you live in the same place your entire life, it's sometimes easy to overlook all that the area really has to offer. Granted, Hiddenite doesn't have big shopping … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Maritime Museums

Notorious pirates. Mysteries. Shipwrecks. Unique sea artifacts. You’ll find all of this and plenty more at any of North Carolina’s three maritime museums. Now that beach season is here lots of people are heading to the beautiful coast of NC to have some fun in the sun & sand, and the maritime … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Coast

This week I've been daydreaming about the beach! Maybe it's all of this extra hot weather we've been having here that's making me want to jump in my car and take a quick weekend trip to the ocean. Like I've said before, that's one of my favorite things about living here in North Carolina; we're just … [Read more...]