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...]

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...]