Getaway Color Ways: Hickory Crawdads & Fireworks!

fireworks color

  Fireworks are a big part of many people's 4th of July celebrations. My family and I really enjoy heading over to L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory to check out the fireworks display that takes place each year after the Hickory Crawdads baseball game. The Crawdads are a Minor League baseball … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: The Dog-Filming Days of Summer in NC

Max movie poster

It's summer blockbuster season, and there are a lot of great movies coming out over the next few months. By now, most everyone has seen the previews for the upcoming canine flick Max, but did you know the movie was filmed right here in North Carolina? Filming locations included Asheville, Charlotte, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Blueberry Festival

This weekend will mark the 12th 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: Tour de Mountains

bike colors

This weekend, in the small mountain town of Sparta, NC, the annual Tour de Mountains bicycling event will  be taking place. The event, sponsored by the Allegany Wellness Center, will take place on Saturday, June 13th, and there are several different routes to choose from. For hardcore riders, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Roanoke Island & The Lost Colony

The cast from the outdoor drama The Lost Colony

Roanoke Island is one of the best summertime getaways along the Outer Banks in North Carolina. The island contains the town of Manteo and a small fishing village called Wanchese, and  makes a great day trip for anyone visiting the Outer Banks. You can park and spend the day strolling along the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Emerald Village

You'll see lots of vibrant colors on the Black Light Mine tours!

This weekend I'm heading out on a family vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN. While we won't be staying in North Carolina for this trip, it got me to thinking about a lot of our state's mountain getaways & the hidden gems that our western region has to offer, like Emerald Village. Since it's Memorial … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: US National Whitewater Center


Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the US National Whitewater Center is all about playing, relaxing and learning! Their mission is "to build stronger communities by promoting healthy and active lifestyles, developing environmental stewardship and encouraging family and civic interaction. It's a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: BrickMagic LEGO® Festival

LEGO pics

The 4th annual BrickMagic LEGO® Festival is taking place this weekend, May 9-10, at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC. The festival is for LEGO® lovers of all ages, and if you're like most people, you never get too old to play with them. The folks that participate in this festival aren't just … [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: All Aboard in Hamlet, NC

Hamlet Depot & Museum

For today's Color Ways post we're heading to the town of Hamlet, North Carolina, which is located in Richmond County. Hamlet is a must-visit for anyone who loves the railroads and trains; the town is steeped in railroad history! There are 3 free railroad museums in Hamlet and plenty for visitors to … [Read more...]