Category: Editors escape, US

Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

Editor's Escape True confession: I was born and raised in West Virginia and never went whitewater rafting. I love the outdoors, but I just never took advantage of the plethora of natural adventures the Mountain State offers.  Thankfully, I remedied that this summer when my daughter, Madden, and I ventured to the New River Gorge […]

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Upscale Eats in the Queen City

Editor's Escape Whether you’re looking for a dining spot for a special occasion or just want to kick your date night venues up a notch, there are several fantastic Charlotte restaurants to choose from. In addition, you can find most of these restaurants on this year’s Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week list.  This year, Queen’s […]

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Hot in the City: Raleigh, NC

Editor's Escape Although I’ve lived in the Carolinas for about twenty years, my firsthand experience in Raleigh was limited to the two times my plane landed there. I was anxious to remedy that and see for myself what everyone I’ve talked to raves about. Now that I know what I’ve been missing, I’m kicking myself […]

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Editor’s Escape: Making Memories on Hilton Head Island

You’d think that after visiting the same place a few times a year (every year), a vacation spot might become a little “ho hum” after a while. Even though our family has been visiting Hilton Head for over 26 years (my husband for even longer), and our daughters consider it their second home, we continue […]

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Wine and Rhine with AmaWaterways

A European river cruise has long been on my travel to-do list. So, when I had the opportunity to experience the AmaWaterways “Enchanting Rhine (Wine Cruise)”, I was all in. Bob and Lynette Morus, proprietors of Phelps Creek Vineyards in Oregon, traveled with us. They hosted wine tastings and lectures throughout our journey. I could […]

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Editor’s Escape: 6 Great Spots for Comfort Food in the Carolinas

Editor's Escape Autumn always seems to trigger my craving for those hearty, home-cooked dishes that are often synonymous with the South. With my family’s harried schedule these days, my dinner menus are largely quick, utilitarian affairs. So, when we need a good dose of slow-cooked comfort food, I let someone else make it. There’s certainly […]

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Editor’s Escape: Made in the Carolinas

Editor's Escape Shopping for holiday gifts is one of my most favorite things to do. I often ditch the mall and seek out unique items that reflect the personality of the person I’m shopping for.  I especially enjoy finding gifts made locally or regionally. Lucky for me, there’s no shortage of talented artisans in North […]

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Editor’s Escape: The Other Side of Kissimmee

Editor's Escape My daughters and I recently made a super fun trip to Orlando to check out Universal’s Volcano Bay™ (you can read about it here). Always wanting to make the most of every road trip, we decided to spend a few extra days exploring parts of Kissimmee we’d never experienced. I’m so glad we […]

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