Getaway Color Ways: Airlie Gardens

Warm temps and blue skies make this the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy nature. One great place to do that here in North Carolina is at the Airlie Gardens. Located in Wilmington, Airlie has been one of the top botanical spots in the state ever since it was opened to the public in 1999. … [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: A Beary Fun Festival!

Things are about to get beary festive in the coastal town of Plymouth, NC this weekend when the annual NC Black Bear Festival rolls around! Plymouth is located near the Outer Banks and it offers a little bit of everything for visitors. At any given time, you can find folks taking in the beautiful … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Anything But Dismal at The Great Dismal Swamp

Dismal. That’s not exactly the kind of word we normally associate with our Getaway Color Ways posts, but the place we’re heading to isn’t really dismal at all! Today’s Color Ways destination may be named The Great Dismal Swamp, but the scenery & activities there are anything but bland and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Cherokee, NC

My family and I are heading to Pigeon Forge, TN, for a fun-filled weekend trip. We usually go each year, and while we're on the way, we always make a pit stop in Cherokee, a place rich in history and culture. Cherokee is located in Western North Carolina and it’s the headquarters for the Eastern … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Pisgah National Forest

For today's Color Ways post, we're heading to the Appalachian Mountains (in western NC) to check out Pisgah National Forest. Pisgah is one of four national forests here in our state. The others include Nantahala, Croatan and the Uwharrie. Every year around 7 million people visit the forests to take … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Beautiful Blowing Rock

The mountains of North Carolina are a wonderful place to visit. There’s so much to do and so many breathtaking sights to see in the region! Today, we’re heading to the beautiful town of Blowing Rock which is home to one of the state’s oldest travel attractions, The Blowing Rock. The town of  Blowing … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Tryon Palace

Visiting Tryon Palace, located along our coast in the town of New Bern, is like stepping back in time. Tryon, built back in the 1700’s, was the royal governor’s home in the Province of North Carolina. The palace was named after William Tryon, North Carolina’s colonial governor during that time, and … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Tweetsie Railroad

Next week, Tweetsie Railroad will open for the 2016 season. Tweetsie, located between Boone and Blowing Rock, is a popular wild west theme park that has everything from train rides to an animal park. I’ve mentioned before, in posts about The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, that train rides are a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Egg-cellent Weekend Fun at the NC Zoo!

  It’s Easter weekend which means it’s time to hide those Easter eggs for the kiddos! While parents are busy dyeing and stuffing their eggs with candy or toys, the workers at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC are also busy stuffing eggs for their “children” to enjoy! Spanning 500 … [Read more...]