4 Wineries to Visit in North Carolina

1. Grassy Creek Vineyard & Winery Located in the Yadkin Valley, Grassy Creek Vineyard is probably my favorite winery in NC. And it is not just for the wine. Grassy Creek, which can be found just outside of Elkin (another town you must visit), sits on a historic site known as Klondike Farm. More than... Continue Reading →

Visiting America’s Largest Home

We've all heard of the Biltmore Estate. I mean it is America's largest home. With a total of 250 rooms, including 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, and a total of 4 acres of floor space, it was built as a summer home for the Vanderbilts. Yes, you read that right. A summer home. The... Continue Reading →

6 Places To Visit This Summer

Summer. Doesn't that word just send you spiraling into a blissful day dream of laying in a lounge chair, sipping lemonade by the beach. Phones off, sunglasses on, secretly feeding the seagulls flying above while the sweet smell of salt fills the air. Or maybe horseback riding in the mountains on a trail alongside the... Continue Reading →

5 Places to Spend Valentine’s Day

In our busy lives, sometimes we need an excuse to get away with our significant other for a few days and what's a better time than Valentine's Day?! These destinations are sure to bring out the love and romance on your Valentine's Day getaway. 1. Charleston, SC Any city with history and charm is the... Continue Reading →

3 Great Lunch Spots in Charlotte

1. 7th Street Public Market The 7th Street Public Market’s mission is to celebrate the food culture of the Carolinas and promote local and regional farmers, food artisans and entrepreneurs. The public market provides high-quality, fresh and affordable food from local farms and regional purveyors. From fresh beef and seafood to locally made fresh pizza,... Continue Reading →

3 Destinations Your Dog Will Love

The worst part of taking a trip is leaving behind your best friend. Luckily, more and more destinations are focusing on becoming more pet friendly. Here are some of the best trips to take with your dog. 1. Asheville, NC Asheville makes a great pet-friendly destination thanks to all the hotels, shopping centers, restaurants, and activities... Continue Reading →

5 Things to Do in Asheville

1. Tour the Biltmore Estate No list of things to do in Asheville would be complete without the Biltmore Estate. It is America's largest private residence and it is open for tours. The estate is complete with gardens, a winery, a tavern, a creamery, live entertainment, outdoor activities, shopping, and even places to stay. Right... Continue Reading →

The Road to Nowhere…A Broken Promise

Have you ever heard of Fontana  lake? Located deep within Bryson City, NC, the locals know it all to well. Many of  their homes and the homes of their ancestors have been  demolished, and Old Highway 288, the road leading to those homes, as well as their old family cemeteries, is buried deep beneath the... Continue Reading →

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