A Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg, VA

by Nikki Terpilowski   I've always enjoyed visiting wineries, but when I decided to try the keto diet earlier this year, wine was off limits... but whiskey with its zero carbs was in like flynn. As such, whenever I travel, instead of looking for the best wineries in the area to visit, I've been looking … Continue reading A Smith Bowman Distillery in Fredericksburg, VA

Getting Spooky With The Ghosts of Charleston Tour in Charleston, SC

by Stephanie Edwards   Visitors to Charleston, South Carolina would be hard pressed to find a more perfect setting to listen to a ghost story than the Unitarian Universalist Church graveyard, where the Spanish moss sways in the wind, beckoning them to wander through the maze of lush overgrowth and headstones dating back to 1772. … Continue reading Getting Spooky With The Ghosts of Charleston Tour in Charleston, SC

Autumn Is Amazing At Biltmore Estate In Asheville, NC

by Stephanie Edwards   Whether it’s your first or tenth time visiting Biltmore Estate, it’s easy to see why George Vanderbilt chose the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains to build his summer home in 1888. During our most recent visit, my husband and I hiked to the Vista overlook, where we paused to soak in … Continue reading Autumn Is Amazing At Biltmore Estate In Asheville, NC

The Inn At Celebrity Dairy In Siler City, NC

by Chika Gujarathi   If you're are anything like me, then chances are that you are looking for your next vacation getaway - even the short but restful weekend kind. Thankfully, living in North Carolina means that the beaches and the mountains are never too far for a few days of rest and relaxation. But … Continue reading The Inn At Celebrity Dairy In Siler City, NC

How To Go Device-Free on Family Trips

by Chika Gujarathi I thought I’d be cooler than this, but sure enough, these days I’ll often catch myself lecturing my children on how when I was little, we just played outside all the time. This proves that there are two inescapable parenting truths in this world: 1) We only remember what we want to, … Continue reading How To Go Device-Free on Family Trips

Weekend at The Azalea Festival In Wilmington, NC

by Dianna Dames The Azalea Festival first came about in 1948 after Dr. Houston Moore, MD spent several years cultivating the Greenfield Lake area of Wilmington, NC. Inspired by the Rhododendron, or Azalea flower, he successfully rallied the support of community leaders to create a festival in its honor. Over the years, the festival has … Continue reading Weekend at The Azalea Festival In Wilmington, NC

A Family Day Out In Raleigh, NC

by Chika Gujarathi When it comes to family fun, Raleigh has a lot to offer. So much so, that sometimes it’s precisely the abundance of options that makes it tricky to plan for a fun and relaxing day out. Well, today, I have an itinerary that is slightly off the beaten path, but it still … Continue reading A Family Day Out In Raleigh, NC

What Does Hiking And NASCAR Have In Common? The Occoneechee Speedway Trail

by Debbie Burdick Pristine nature is a relative rarity. Just ask any seasoned hiker how many times she or he has been enjoying a “natural” view and then stumbled upon an old cellar pit or a stone wall that once marked the edge of a farm. Nature taking back its own has its charms though, … Continue reading What Does Hiking And NASCAR Have In Common? The Occoneechee Speedway Trail

Three Best Places To Hike In Hillsborough

There are two things we like to do in Hillsborough, NC. One is touring historical sites and the other, hiking. While there is much to learn from this area's historic houses and museums, today we're focusing on hiking with three unique trails.   Riverwalk The Riverwalk is just like it sounds, a beautiful paved greenway … Continue reading Three Best Places To Hike In Hillsborough

Where To Go: Smithfield, NC

Every now and again, we like to put together a fun day trip agenda for our more adventurous readers. Bored? Not sure what to do? Leave it to us and we'll help you explore the small towns around you and the communities within larger cities. Today, we're talking Smithfield, North Carolina. Yes, as in Smithfield's … Continue reading Where To Go: Smithfield, NC

Have You Visited Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC?

Whether you're interested in the Revolutionary War, a fan of Outlander (if you've read the book or seen the television series, you know what I mean) or just interested in learning more about North Carolina history, the Tryon Palace is a great destination for your day or weekend trip. Completed in 1770 for Royal Governor William … Continue reading Have You Visited Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC?