A Tale of Two Cities: North Augusta and Augusta

By Vanessa Infanzon Although the Savannah River separates North Augusta, South Carolina, and Augusta, Georgia, they work in tandem for a great day adventure or weekend getaway. North Augusta, South Carolina The charming town of North Augusta is just across the Savannah River from Augusta by way of 13th Street. The street changes names to […]

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Go Explore: Pilot Mountain, N.C.

By Kristy Tolley If you’re familiar with The Andy Griffith Show, you’ll likely recall the mention of nearby city, Mount Pilot. Many speculate that the name was inspired by Pilot Mountain, which is located near Andy Griffith’s real-life hometown of Mount Airy. A visit to Pilot Mountain will reveal a charming blend of outdoor adventure, […]

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Diamond Spotlight: Rosemary Inn, North Augusta, S.C.

Rich in history, the Rosemary Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast set inside a gorgeous mansion in North Augusta, South Carolina. Built in 1902 by the city’s founding father James U. Jackson, the inn is named for the stunning rosemary pine paneling you’ll see throughout the ceilings and walls of the property. Overlooking the […]

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Mills to Meals

By Kimberly Button Across the Carolinas, mills were the backbone of the economy for many communities for generations. When industries left to relocate overseas, entire cities and towns suffered, as did supporting businesses. Today, these former mills are gaining new life. A new generation is rescuing the historic structures and revitalizing neighborhoods, while also providing […]

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Go Explore McBee, S.C.

By Nan Bauroth Nothing says summer like biting into a fresh peach sweetened to ripe perfection by the Southern sun. For many travelers in the Carolinas on their way to Myrtle Beach, the ideal spot to indulge that pleasure is McBee, South Carolina. This rural hamlet at the junction of S.C. Highway 151 and U.S. […]

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Diamond Spotlight: O. Henry Hotel, Greensboro, N.C.

The O. Henry Hotel is named after American writer and Greensboro native William Sydney Porter, whose pen name was O. Henry. His short stories are known for their surprise endings and this luxury property that bears his name is full of surprises.     Each of the elegant 130 guestrooms and eight suites is spacious […]

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Greenville Getaway

Editor's Escape One of the advantages to living in the Carolinas is having so many great spots to explore on a quick weekend road trip. If Greenville, South Carolina, isn’t already on your “to go” list, you should definitely add it. Consistently earning those this-city-is-all-that-and-more accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic […]

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Charlotte Staycation

Editor's Escape Everyone needs a break every now and then, but it’s not always easy to make time for an out-of-town adventure. That’s why a getaway at home is such a great idea.  Recently, we enjoyed a mini vacation in the Queen City. Our home base for the weekend was the AAA Four Diamond Kimpton […]

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