Category: Editors escape

Editor’s Escape: Orlando or Bust!

Editor's Escape With the new school year on the horizon (first day was Aug. 17), I felt like a last summer hurrah was in order. What better way to celebrate than to hit Orlando’s hottest new water theme park — Universal’s Volcano Bay™? So, a couple of weeks before school began, the girls and I […]

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Category: Editors escape

Editor’s Escape: Girlfriend Getaway in Abingdon, Virginia

Editor's Escape August 6 is National Sisters Day — the perfect time for me to share one of my favorite trips I took with my sister to celebrate her milestone birthday (I’m not telling which one!). We decided it called for a girls’ getaway, but we needed to find something in the center of our […]

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Category: Editors escape

Editor’s Escape: Summer Fun in the Holy City

Editor's Escape With a number of summer camps and crazy work schedules, it was impossible for us to take the obligatory week-long family vacation this year. At first we were bummed, but we quickly realized the huge upside to it. Since we aren’t beholden to one week in one place, we decided to take a […]

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Editor’s Escape: 8 Four Diamond Bed and Breakfasts Worth Visiting

Editor's Escape I was bitten by the bed and breakfast bug 24 years ago. My husband and I spent our first anniversary at a lovely B & B in Wilmington. I was smitten with the homey feel, the freshly made breakfasts, and the personalized service we received there. We actually still have photos somewhere of […]

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Sweet on Creameries

Favorite Llocal Spots for a Summer Treat On summer days in the Carolinas, long lines at local ice cream shops are the norm — and for good reason. Several creameries make their own, a few using milk from cows on the property. Customers don’t seem to mind the wait for creative flavors, extra-rich texture and […]

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Category: Carolinas, US

A View to a Thrill

Check out what's new in the world of roller coasters this summer. Just as roller coasters have lulls of wonderful quiet between the times they make you yell and think you’re heart’s going to pound itself out of your chest, theme parks add new attractions at various speeds. Although 2017 is a fairly quiet year […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Pirate Pursuits

Searching for Blackbeard and Calico Jack along the Carolina shores. During the Golden Age of Piracy from the 1650s to the 1730s, pirates were a menace on the high seas and around popular ports of call. Stories of their horrific crimes — ranging from looting to murdering — circulated the globe. Infamous pirates such as […]

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Category: US

A Manatee Finding Mission

Watching a large, lumbering manatee silently and slowly glide through the water is a rare thrill. They are among the most peaceful animals you can encounter in the wild. Once you’ve had a baby manatee gently nudge your arm to play, or seen a pack of manatees swim beside you in a kayak, you will […]

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