Festival Fun

Explore a new town, try different foods & enjoy summer with these Carolina celebrations. Cities & towns in the Carolinas celebrate history & honor traditions with varied and unique festivals. These local  tributes are community-driven and mark the importance of the area’s industry, foods and people. Summer is the perfect time to take in a few […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Retro Coastal Carolinas Destinations

Relive the simple pleasures of bygone vacations with these classic diversions. As the world speeds up with ever-changing technology and longer to-do lists, wouldn’t it be great to slow things down and get back to basics? Unplug and enjoy the charms of a vintage vacation.  Go Fly a Kite When is the last time you […]

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Movie Night Out

The Nostalgia of Drive-Ins Thrives In the Carolinas At the bottom of a hill, a monster movie screen rises 50-feet high along South Battleground Avenue, a well-intentioned sore thumb in a clearing among a perimeter of tall oaks. Kings Mountain, off in the distance, creates an idyllic panorama for a film set in its own […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Cruising the Carolinas

Boatloads of cruises from the coast to the mountains Thanks to an abundance of bodies of water and coastline from the Atlantic Ocean to mountain lakes and many other options in between, enjoying a boat tour or cruise in the Carolinas is easy. Whether it’s simply hopping on a regularly scheduled cruise or booking an […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Ahoy There, Charleston!

South Carolina’s cradle of culture, history, and shrimp & grits exceptionalism is a beautiful spot to begin your voyage at sea.  Vacation Extenders Ever wonder why there are so many native South Carolinians on the PGA Tour? Chalk it up to the amicable climate coupled with ages of short game practice. Along with the first […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Christmas on the Coast

Festive flotillas, impressive lights and a chowder crawl all add to the sweet Southern charm of the holidays along the coast.   Crystal Coast, N.C. Play  The southern stretch of the Outer Banks, known as the Crystal Coast, loves celebrating the holidays. In Morehead City, catch breakfast with Santa at Floyd’s 1921, a historic home-turned-restaurant […]

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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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