Category: Insurance Advice

Be Prepared During Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us. A hurricane can cause catastrophic damage along the coastlines and even several hundred miles inland.  Be prepared. Take these steps to ensure your family’s safety during hurricane season:   Have an evacuation plan. It’s the first step to staying safe. Decide where you’ll go and how you’ll get there. Learn […]

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Category: Editors escape

Editor’s Escape: Winery Tours for Autumn Diversions

Editor's Escape I love autumn and I love wine. When I can combine two of my favorite things with a fall winery tour, I’m 100 percent on board. Luckily for me, I don’t need to fly to Napa Valley to taste some fantastic wines. There are several great wineries in the Carolinas. Here are a […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains, US

All Aboard for Fall Foliage

Soak up autumn colors in a whole new way aboard a passenger railroad train. Train excursions provide a unique travel experience. It’s a return to the trailblazing and romantic mode of transportation that played a critical role in the United States’ growth and prosperity. While automobiles and planes eventually supplanted trains as the preferred way […]

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Category: US

Virginia is for Autumn Lovers

Coast along these Virginia roadways for some of the country’s most spectacular views. With more than 15 million acres of forestland, Virginia is a widely popular destination to view fall foliage. This multi-hued display is particularly spectacular around the Charlottesville area, which is situated in the central part of the state in the foothills of […]

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Category: Carolinas, Mountains

5 Ways to Taste Fall in Morganton

A rugged town perched on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Morganton and its townspeople charm visitors with easygoing conversation, elegant cuisine and grand scenery. It’s an ideal place to kick off a celebration of all things autumn. Here are five ways to taste fall in this quaint town:    Savor the Views A […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Escape to the Coast this Fall

A fall trek to the mountains is the traditional way to celebrate the colors of the season. This year, why not head eastward for a different kind of fall drive?    NORTH CAROLINA Outer Banks National Scenic Byway The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway (N.C. 12, which changes to U.S. 70 south of Cedar Island) […]

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Chasing Spirits: Ghost Hunting Opportunities Abound!

October is a magically spooky time — especially leading up to Halloween. The crisp cool air, an earlier nightfall and a crackling fire make for a particularly perfect backdrop for swapping ghostly tales. A visit to the haunted locations where unfortunate events may have transpired is the ultimate way to experience a ghost story, and […]

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Go Explore: Get Jazzy in Cheraw, S.C.

Though small, picturesque Cheraw, South Carolina had an oversized impact on the world of jazz. Jazz great John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was born here in 1917 and the town celebrates his legacy annually by hosting the South Carolina Jazz Festival.   This year the festival takes place Oct. 20-22 and celebrates what would have been […]

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