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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
Playing with Clay
Area autumn pottery festivals you don’t want to miss! Makers and admirers have long had a great love affair with clay. It can be shaped into incredible works of art as well as functional items for everyday use. Plus, the sky’s the limit when it comes to eye-catching glazes, different techniques and unusual designs. The […]Read more
Diamond Spotlight: The Umstead Hotel and Spa
Conveniently located just one exit off I-40 and a quick five minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary, N.C., combines art and nature in an extremely stylish and tranquil setting. The AAA Five Diamond rated property impresses its guests with luxurious amenities and indulgences. Situated within a 12-acre wooded […]Read more
Sweet on Creameries
Favorite Llocal Spots for a Summer Treat On summer days in the Carolinas, long lines at local ice cream shops are the norm — and for good reason. Several creameries make their own, a few using milk from cows on the property. Customers don’t seem to mind the wait for creative flavors, extra-rich texture and […]Read more
Go Explore: Pinehurst, N.C.
Showcasing Exceptional Equines Horse lovers visiting Pinehurst Harness Track never know if they might be witnessing the workout of a future big-money winner. A winter training center for Standardbred horses since 1915; it’s the oldest continuously operating equine sports facility in North Carolina. To hear Paula Wellwood, part owner and trainer of Marion Marauder, a […]Read more
Diamond Spotlight: The Siena Hotel
Located in the heart of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, The Siena Hotel combines rich inspirations of Italy with all the luxuries of an upscale boutique. Visiting the elegant AAA rated Four Diamond property is like taking a step through the doors of a gorgeous Tuscan villa. Italian marble floors, magnificent columns and luxurious European furniture […]Read more
301 Endless Yard Sale
Miles of flea market finds for all kinds of pickers If you believe one person’s trash is another’s treasure, find your gem at the 301 Endless Yard Sale. The sale begins about ten miles south of the Virginia-North Carolina state line and extends for 100 miles. The yard sale spreads through Johnston, Halifax, Wilson, Harnett […]Read more