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...]

Getaway Color Ways: Fruity Fall Festivals

pumpkin color

Last week we talked about all of the festivals honoring the arts across North Carolina and today we're still celebrating, only this time we're  celebrating the season.....FALL!  This past Tuesday was the first day of fall (my favorite time of year!) and the weather here in our area has definitely … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Celebrating the Arts in North Carolina


This week and the upcoming weekend are all about the arts here in North Carolina! There are several different festivals and events taking place from the mountains all the way to the coast. Arts, crafts, music, name it, it's happening! The Dunn Center for the Performing Arts, on … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Setting Records at the NC Coast

surf color

I've talked a lot on the blog before about how great the North Carolina coast is. With over 300 miles of pristine beaches, 2 national seashores, wild horses, Nicholas Sparks' book-worthy small beach towns and plenty of other attractions, what's not to love? And this past weekend, our coastline got a … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Gorgeous colors at Julian Price Lake

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: Pisgah National Forest

Amazing view from Roan Mountain

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...]