The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst Resort
Located on the sprawling historic greens of Pinehurst, The Carolina Hotel has been welcoming guests for more than a century. Nicknamed the “Queen of the South,” the AAA Four Diamond property was the largest frame hotel in North Carolina when it opened its doors on New Year’s Day in 1901. Today, guests can still feel […]Read more
Discover a Wintry Wonderland in the Heart of Carolina
Holidays to shine and shimmer from Belmont, N.C., to McAdenville’s Christmas Town, USA In the heart of the south, amid a beautifully warm end-of-year climate, discover a twinkling winter wonderland that will inspire joy and holiday spirit in visitors of all ages. The city of Belmont, N.C., dazzles with small-town charm, sparkling lights and family-friendly […]Read more
Home for the Holidays
Here’s something Democrats and Republicans can agree on — the time-honored elegance of holiday events at the governors’ homes in Raleigh and Columbia. North Carolina Set amid acres of lawns and gardens in Raleigh, North Carolina’s Executive Mansion was completed in 1891 and, at about 30,000 square feet, is the third-largest governor’s mansion in the […]Read more
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