Getaway Color Ways: Grandfather Mountain

There are so many great ways to spend time outdoors here in NC, but one of the best and most popular attractions is Grandfather Mountain. Located near Linville, it borders the Grandfather Mountain State Park and it is one of the highest peaks in the Blue Ridge Mountains with an elevation of almost … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Barn Quilts of North Carolina

Happy Friday everyone! Today's post is all about North Carolina's unique Barn Quilts and our Quilting Trails.....something many people have never even heard of! Barn quilts are not actual quilts, they are quilt patterns that are painted onto wooden boards and then displayed on barns around … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: 2016 Oriental Dragon Boat Festival

The coastal town of Oriental, North Carolina is a sailing-lovers dream. The small town is located within the beautiful Outer Banks and just like their official website says, it’s all about the water there! Boating, fishing, sailing, cruising, paddling….these are just a few of the many … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Daniel Stowe Bontanical Garden

  Back in 1991, retired textile exec Jonathan Daniel Stowe decided that he wanted to begin creation on an outdoor project that future generations could enjoy for years to come, and that's how the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden came to be in Belmont, NC. Stowe set aside 400 acres of … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Linville Falls & Caverns

This week we're heading to the Linville Gorge  to Linville Falls, and then on over to check out Linville Caverns. Linville Falls is located in Avery County on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's said to be one of the most photographed waterfalls in NC, and that's no surprise. Linville Falls drops … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Rockin’ at Rocky Face Mountain

For today's Color Ways post I'm keeping it close to home - especially for me! I live in the (very) small town of Hiddenite, NC, and when you live in the same place your entire life, it's sometimes easy to overlook all that the area really has to offer. Granted, Hiddenite doesn't have big shopping … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Maritime Museums

Notorious pirates. Mysteries. Shipwrecks. Unique sea artifacts. You’ll find all of this and plenty more at any of North Carolina’s three maritime museums. Now that beach season is here lots of people are heading to the beautiful coast of NC to have some fun in the sun & sand, and the maritime … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Coast

This week I've been daydreaming about the beach! Maybe it's all of this extra hot weather we've been having here that's making me want to jump in my car and take a quick weekend trip to the ocean. Like I've said before, that's one of my favorite things about living here in North Carolina; we're just … [Read more...]

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...]