Getaway Color Ways: Farm-Fresh July Festivals

peach color

Spring and summer are great times for fresh fruit and veggie festivals here in NC. From pickles to potatoes, we celebrate our foods and July just happens to host two of the juiciest festivals held here; the Watermelon Festival & the Peach Festival. Yummy! The Peach Festival, held in … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Freshness & Fun at the Wilkes Open Air Market

Blueberry Colors

For today's Color Ways post, we're staying right here in Wilkesboro, the home of Dreamwalls. While I don't live in Wilkes (I'm from neighboring Alexander County), it's one of my favorite places to be. It's probably most well-known for being home to Merlefest, one of the biggest bluegrass festivals … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: NC Conservators’ Center

tiger color

The North Carolina Conservators' Center is located in rural Caswell County, which is in the northern part of the state's piedmont region. The center is a safe haven to nearly 100 exotic animals, some of which were removed from bad or unsafe environments and nurtured back to health by the center's … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Airlie Gardens

azalea color

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: Mountains-to-Sea Trail

trail color

Friday is finally here and it looks like it's shaping up to be a fantastic weekend weather-wise, which is perfect since tomorrow, June 14th, is National Get Outdoors Day. It's a day set aside to encourage people of all ages to get up, get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. One fun way to do that … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: A Merry Time at the NC Maritime Musuems


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: All Aboard at Tweetsie Railroad

Engine #12 at Tweetsie Railroad

Today we're going full-steam ahead to Tweetsie Railroad in the mountains of  North Carolina. 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 … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Cherokee, North Carolina

Native American

There are many places in North Carolina that are rich in history and culture, and one of those places is Cherokee. Cherokee is located in Western North Carolina and it's the headquarters for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The Eastern Band was formed in the early 19th century by a group of … [Read more...]

Getaway Color Ways: Rockin’ at Rocky Face Mountain

Photo Credit:
Copyright 2012 Chuck Adams

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: It’s Strawberry Time!

Strawberries Color

May has rolled around again and that means it's time to pick some delicious strawberries! May is National Strawberry month and the fields here in NC are filled with plump, juicy & ripe strawberries. The annual North Carolina Strawberry Festival was just last weekend, but there's still plenty … [Read more...]