Getaway Color Ways: Ice Climbing in the Mountains of North Carolina

When the falls freeze, the climbers come out!

When it's warm outside, you're sure to find plenty of people visiting one of North Carolina's many outstanding waterfalls. Transylvania County, also known as "The Land of Waterfalls" has more than 250 waterfalls and draws thousands of eager sightseers every year. During the winter months, though, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: A Sky Full of Stars at PARI

Starry nights make for beautiful color palettes

For as long as I can remember, I've always been interested in anything that has to do with space. I'm the kind of person who still answers the "what is your dream job" question with 'NASA', so it's no surprise I'm really excited about this week's color ways post featuring the Pisgah Astronomical … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: My Favorite Color Palettes from 2014

Pisgah National Forest

Well, another year has come and gone! There were a lot of great posts that I really enjoyed writing during 2014, so it was kind of hard to pick my favorites, but here are a few color palettes that really stuck out to me. Airlie Gardens, located in Wilmington, is one of the best botanical … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Speedway Christmas

A view from above: Speedway Christmas at the Charlotte Motor Speedway

  In the south racing is one of the top sports and Charlotte Motor Speedway, located in the Queen City of NC, is one of the most popular racing tracks in our area. Every November and December visitors have the opportunity to drive their cars around the track & visit the speedway for … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Tanglewood Festival of Lights

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 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 … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Paperhand Puppet Intervention

One of the many detailed designs from the PPI show 'I am an Insect'

There are a lot of people in the world who make it their mission to evoke change and promote positivity in many different ways. That's why, in Saxapahaw, North Carolina, it's not unusual to see large, colorful rabbits, frogs, bears and lots of other interesting creatures roaming around the local … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Christmas Tree Pickin’

Christmas Tree Color

A great tradition among lots of families during this time of the year is an annual Christmas-tree picking day. There's just something special about having a real Christmas tree rather than an artificial one, and it makes it even more special when you can spend the day searching for the perfect one … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pumpkin Prowl

tiger color

During this time of the year it's pumpkin this, pumpkin that, pumpkin everything! From pies to lattes, pumpkins are definitely in high demand throughout fall, and not just for humans; the animals of the North Carolina Conservators Center also love getting their paws on one! That's why tomorrow, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Happy Halloween!!

An outside view of the Myers House in NC, and some of the Halloween decor inside. 
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Happy Halloween!! My 2nd favorite holiday of the year, Halloween is a multi-billion dollar industry that kids and adults both love to celebrate. There are haunted houses & trails, corn mazes, trick-or-treating,  costumes, tons & tons of candy.....I mean, what's not to love about Halloween? … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pumpkin Guts for a Great Cause


It's all about guts today in Charlotte, NC. Well, guts and making some well-deserved wishes comes true! Today, the 6th annual GUTS event will be taking 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...]