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...]

Getaway Color Ways: Slippin’ and Slidin’

When the weather gets hot, one of the most popular ways to cool down here in North Carolina is to head to Sliding Rock, located in the Pisgah National Forest. A natural mountain waterfall, Sliding Rock is a 60-ft flat, sloping boulder that takes its visitors on a fun ride before plunging them into … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Canoe the New!

Memorial Day weekend is here, and if you're looking for an outdoor family adventure, look no further than West Jefferson, NC. You'll want to start the day off with a delicious breakfast at Shatley Springs. For as long as I can remember, Shatley has been the go-to place in our area for  good … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: 100 Years of Cheer!

Way back in 1917, a gentleman named L.D. Peeler decided to try his hand at creating a soft drink of his own. He purchased some cherry flavoring from a St. Louis traveling salesman, experimented with a variety of other flavors in the basement of a grocery store, and eventually, our NC native soft … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Sensational Strawberries

National Strawberry Month is here again, and that means the fields in NC are filled with plump, juicy & ripe berries ready for the pickin'!  Strawberries are the official red berry of our state and according to the North Carolina Strawberry Association, NC is the 4th largest producer of … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: National Bike Month

Sunny skies, warm weather, bright colors all around.....there's a reason why May is National Bike Month! It's the perfect time of year to get outdoors and enjoy a nice outing with friends and family, or to take a peaceful bike ride by yourself. National Bike Month was first started in 1956 and since … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Merlefest Time!

Merlefest  is a huge “traditional +” music festival held on the grounds of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. It was founded by Grammy® Award winning musician, Doc Watson, in honor of his son, Merle. It attracts crowds exceeding 80,000 over the course of the weekend, making it one of the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Time for the Coast!

This week I've been daydreaming about the beach! Spring is here and the warmer temperatures are 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 a few hours drive away … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Celebrate Nat’l Quilting Day at the NC Arboretum

Tomorrow, March 18th, is National Quilting Day. It's a day to celebrate the art of quilt making and all of the folks who work hard to create those distinctive patterns and designs. Quilting, which dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, is definitely a labor of love. It takes time, patience and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Going Green at Emerald Village

St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, and folks are gearing up to celebrate all across North Carolina. Just this weekend there will be parades, festivals and races everywhere from Emerald Isle & Nags Head to Raleigh & Asheville! So, in keeping with the green-theme, today our Color … [Read more...]