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December 2017/January 2018

Blue Ridge Beauty

Dec 22, 2017 Jane Porter
Blowing Rock is a tiny town of around 1,000 people, sprawled across the two western counties of Watauga and Caldwell on North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway. Named for an unusual rock formation that juts 3,000 […]
Jamestown Settlement

A Revolutionary Experience

Nov 27, 2017 Jane Porter
Getaway to Williamsburg Williamsburg, Va. is many things: a city steeped in colonial history (and one of the nation’s oldest), a quiet college town, a destination for relaxation, or one for family fun. Most would […]
Raffaldini Vineyards & Winery

Vineyards in the Valley

Oct 16, 2017 Jane Porter
Tucked away in the furthest northwestern corner of North Carolina’s Piedmont region is the gently rolling Yadkin Valley, more than a million acres comprised of land from seven counties, nestled in the foothills of the […]

Sahara of the South?

May 22, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Massive sand dunes—the tallest on the East coast—roll majestically across the landscape. No, you have not been transported to Africa. This natural phenomenon that covers 426-acres of Jockey’s Ridge State Park is located in Nags […]
April 2017

Charleston: Culinary Kingdom

Apr 10, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Charleston is packed with Southern charm, the kind that inspires one to watch Gone With the Wind again. However, the Holy City doesn’t live in the past. It’s vibrant culinary scene and nightlife offers contemporary […]
Richmond skyline

Richmond: River City Bound

Feb 20, 2017 Alexandra Drosu
Virginia’s state capital was founded in 1737 making it one of the country’s oldest cities, and it’s this juxtaposition of historic beauty and vibrant modernity that makes it such a draw to visitors. Only a […]
December 2016 / January 2017

Winter Retreat to Boone

Dec 19, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
Home to Appalachian State University, Boone is far more than a college town; it’s a perfect getaway to enjoy winter weather and activities with the whole family. Named for pioneer Daniel Boone, who once encamped […]

Epic Escape: Asheville

Oct 31, 2016 Alexandra Drosu
Asheville is enjoying its Renaissance, gaining National attention as a gorgeous and hip destination for travelers across America. But though the rest of the country is waking up to its allure, the mountain town has […]