Getaway Color Ways: Remembering Billy Graham

  On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, we were saddened to hear the news of North Carolina native Billy Graham's passing. Known as "America's Pastor", Graham was a well-known and well-loved man who spent his life teaching and helping others around the world. He was born and raised in the queen … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Reed Gold Mine

Today we're heading to Midland, located in Cabarrus County, to the site of the very first documented gold find in the United States which is now known as Reed Gold Mine. The mine is also one of 27 North Carolina Historic Sites.   The first bit of gold was discovered by a farmer named … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: International Book Giving Day

We all know next Wednesday is a special day for lovers.....and no, I'm not talking about Valentines Day lovers! I'm talking about BOOK lovers! February 14th is International Book Giving Day, as well as Library Lovers Day. The goal of International Book Giving Day is simple: get books into the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Carolina Chocolate Festival

February is one sweet month! Not only is it National Chocolate Month, February 1st is National Dark Chocolate Day, February 14th is National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day, February 19th is National Chocolate Mint Day, and February 28th is National Chocolate Souffle Day. Whew! After taking a look at … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Astronomy Days at NC Museum of Natural Sciences

  Today, we're heading to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Located in Raleigh, the NCMNS is the state’s most visited attraction, as well as the largest museum of its kind in the entire southeastern US. Their goal is to educate the public about the natural world surrounding us with fun, … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: The Civil Rights Center in Greensboro

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was this past Monday, January 15th. This April, it will be 50 years since the assassination of MLK, the civil rights leader who spent his life fighting for justice and equality for all people, so there’s no better time than now for us to head to Greensboro and learn more … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Well Played in Asheville

If you're looking for something enjoyable and different to do with your friends and family, look no further than North Carolina's own Well Played Board Game Café in Asheville. As the state's first board game café, their goal is simply just to make sure that visitors have fun - and lots of … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: North Carolina Ice Climbing

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: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

December is here, and Christmas is quickly approaching! No matter where you go this holiday season, you're sure to see at least one, or maybe even several, jolly Santa Clauses running around. I think it's safe to say, though, that one home here in North Carolina can definitely boast having the … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: A Drive Through Christmas Town USA

I don’t know about everyone else, but I can’t believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away. Where has this month – no – where has this year gone?! Everything seems to come crashing together during this time of year, so much so that it’s really easy to get caught up in the rush, forget the true … [Read more...]