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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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AAA Member Appreciation Weekends at Carowinds

As a thank you for being a AAA Member, Carowinds is offering AAA Member Appreciation Weekends in July and August! Members can enjoy a special ticket price of only $38 on July 13, 14, 20 or 21, 2019. You’ll also receive early entry into the park to ride the newest attraction Copperhead Strike, the Carolinas’ […]

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Charlotte’s Queen Feast Savings

Experience ten delicious days of fine dining as more than 130 restaurants offer three-course, prix fixe dinners during Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week®! AAA Members can purchase a $50 gift certificate for a return visit for $25 at participating restaurants, July 19-28, 2019. Visit AAA.com/QueensFeast for details! (Go Magazine July/August 2019)

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3 Reasons to Love Charlotte SHOUT!

Coming in under the wire on the last day of Charlotte SHOUT!, my family and I spent a Saturday exploring a few of the festival’s events. As a result, I will definitely file this one under “One day is not enough!” Charlotte SHOUT! is produced by Charlotte Center City Partners (and in partnership with Blumenthal […]

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