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 — […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Wilmington Bounces Back!

By Carol Timblin After sending most of the staff home on Sept. 13, 2018, Baggett family members remained at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort waiting for Hurricane Florence to pass over Wrightsville Beach. Labeled a Category 4 storm, Florence was expected to deliver high winds and water to the area, but not the ensuing flood […]

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Our Caribbean Link

By Kristy Tolley The historic thread that binds Charleston and Barbados The pastel-hued historic homes of Rainbow Row, cobbled streets and the crape myrtle trees that line them — they’re quintessential Charleston, South Carolina. Whether you’ve visited the Holy City once or a hundred times, you may not realize the Caribbean link to these charming […]

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Diamond Spotlight: North Beach Plantation

Situated on a 7.5-acre island between the Atlantic Ocean and Whitepoint Swash, North Beach Plantation treats vacationers to a fantastic oceanfront experience in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. With impressive ocean views and an array of first class amenities on offer, it may be difficult to even leave the resort. The sweeping towers offer luxurious accommodations […]

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Green with Envy

By Jason Frye These LEED certified, AAA Four Diamond accommodations are proof you don’t have to sacrifice luxury for an environmentally-friendly getaway. There was a time when travelers with a taste for luxury and the desire to go green had only a handful of options. Today a quartet of hotels and resorts in the Carolinas, […]

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Your Weekend Guide to Charleston, S.C.

Editor’s Escape A quick getaway to Charleston, S.C., is always an easy decision for our family. It’s one of my favorite places, so I’ll never pass up an opportunity to get down there. Boasting everything from historic tours and sundrenched beaches to eclectic dining options and varied accommodations, it’s not surprising that Charleston was recently […]

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