Getaway Color Ways: Tanglewood Festival of Lights

Can you believe that December is already here? Christmas is right around the corner and that means it's time for festive decorations and bright lights! One thing my family & I love to do during this time of the year is jump in the car and go for a drive to see all of the holiday lights. It's … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: First Fruits Farm

It's football season, so there are a lot of football-related stories in the news right now. Most are about which teams won, which ones lost or who made that last-second touchdown, but I came across a different kind of football story for today's post. This story is about Jason Brown, a former NFL … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: All Aboard!

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...]

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 Guts for a Great Cause

It's all about guts this Saturday in Charlotte, NC. Well, guts and making some well-deserved wishes comes true, when the annual GUTS event takes place at the NC Music Factory. The event is a friendly pumpkin carving competition whose goal is to raise money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Take a Drive

When the cooler weather of fall comes sweeping in there are always a ton of things on my “want-to-do list”…..most of which I never get around to doing! There are plenty of awesome activities you can go out and spend money on like train rides, corn mazes, haunted trails, etc., but in North Carolina … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: 2016 Dixie Classic Fair

It's October, which means it's time for the Dixie Classic Fair  in Winston-Salem, NC!  The fair, which is the 2nd largest in our state (right behind the annual NC State Fair) and the 50th largest in all of North America, runs through Sunday, October 9th. We’ve talked about Winston-Salem before and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Brushy Mountain Apple Festival

This Saturday, October 1st, the streets of downtown North Wilkesboro (the home of Dreamwalls) will be jam-packed! It won't be bumper-to-bumper cars causing all of the commotion though; it will be vendors selling everything from homemade crafts & trinkets to yummy food--including all kinds of … [Read more...]

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...]