Beer, Wine, Shine Trail Returns to Roots

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE (October 8, 2019) Once again, the Beer, Wine, and Shine Trail in Johnston County expands to include two new tourism partners, and the new brochure design goes back to the root campaign developed by the Johnston County Visitors Bureau (JCVB) in 2013. What began with four wineries on a driving tour, has become […]

Read more

Come and Get It!

By Vanessa Infanzon Four of our favorite comfort foods and where to find them in the Carolinas Cooler weather begs for foods that warm our souls and fill our bellies. Comfort foods remind us of family dinners and reunions, and Sunday suppers at grandma’s house. Tradition and locale dictate the comfort food of choice — […]

Read more

6 Picks for Fall Fun

From musical celebrations to cultural events, these autumn festivals make ideal weekend road trips.     Mountaineer Folk Festival  (Spencer, Tennessee) Sept. 6-8, 2019 —- Held each year in Fall Creek Falls State Park, this festival showcases the cultural history of the Cumberland Plateau. You’ll find handmade crafts, traditional mountain music and demonstrations of pioneer […]

Read more

Member Spotlight: Dana Magliola

Although born and raised in the coastal city of Charleston, S.C., Dana Magliola’s passion for sailing didn’t emerge until college. Between semesters at the University of Virginia, he would return home to crew larger keelboats in regattas. When Magliola and his wife eventually moved to Raleigh, N.C., his love for sailing was rekindled, and he […]

Read more

Diamond Spotlight: Grandover Resort

Situated high above the North Carolina foothills, the Grandover Resort and Spa is an elegant AAA Four Diamond property that welcomes both leisure and business travelers, as well as conference groups and social events. The recently renovated resort provides 244 stylish guest rooms that feature expansive picture windows and upscale amenities like rainfall showerheads and […]

Read more

Shoulder Season Shores

by Jason Frye Summer isn’t the only time to enjoy a little sun and sand. A fall beach trip means fewer crowds, empty stretches of sand and often lower lodging rates. The sun’s still shining, the water’s still warm and the temperatures are ideal. We’ve rounded up four great spots for your shoulder season shore […]

Read more

Ballantyne Girlfriend Getaway

My friends and I love to make a big deal about our birthdays — especially those milestones. This year marked my big “Five O,” so it was my turn to be spoiled. I couldn’t imagine a better way to ring in my fiftieth than with a weekend getaway in the Queen City. In true girlfriend […]

Read more

Mint Museum Randolph: Behind the Exhibition

By Vanessa Infanzon Tony DiTerlizzi drew monsters and dragons as a kid. He still does. DiTerlizzi, 49, is a New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator. He’s known for his children’s books, Spiderwick Chronicles, Kenny & The Dragon and Wondla Trilogy. But it was designing for Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering that launched his […]

Read more
1 2 327 >