California Wine Country Getaway

Editor’s Escape I love wine. Although I strive to learn more about wine traits, styles and etiquette, I’m certainly no expert. A few years ago, friends of mine and I began a quarterly wine club. We thought it was a great way to increase our wine knowledge and have fun at the same time. After […]

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6 Great Places in the Carolinas for a Magnificent Martini

National Martini Day is June 16, so we thought we’d share some of our favorite spots in the Carolinas to celebrate. Remember, no matter where you enjoy a cocktail, always make sure to designate a driver if you plan to drink! North Carolina Bittersweet, Raleigh At Bittersweet you can have your cake and drink it, […]

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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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5 Reasons for a Highlands, N.C., Getaway

Editor’s Escape Situated in the mountains of western North Carolina and in the Nantahala National Forest, Highlands is an ideal respite from a harried schedule. I experienced Highlands, North Carolina, a couple of winters ago when my husband surprised me with a weekend getaway for our anniversary. Our visit coincided with a fantastic snowstorm, which […]

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Your Weekend Guide to Charleston, S.C.

Editor’s Escape A quick getaway to Charleston, S.C., is always an easy decision for our family. It’s one of my favorite places, so I’ll never pass up an opportunity to get down there. Boasting everything from historic tours and sundrenched beaches to eclectic dining options and varied accommodations, it’s not surprising that Charleston was recently […]

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Fun in Fort Lauderdale

Editor’s Escape Recently my husband and I participated in one of the Celebrity Edge inaugural sailings, detailed in “Top 5 Reasons to Sail the Celebrity Edge.” The cruise left from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Neither of us has spent much time in the area, so we just had to add a couple of […]

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A Weekend in Beech Mountain

Editor’s Escape Winter activities are plentiful in the mountains of North Carolina, and if you seek a snow-filled weekend, Beech Mountain is a good bet. Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating — there’s lots to keep you busy here. Situated in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Beech Mountain has a peak elevation of 5,506 feet, […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Sail the Celebrity Edge

Editor’s Escape Everyone’s talking about the latest and most innovative ship from Celebrity Cruises — Celebrity Edge. If a cruise is on your list of New Year’s travel resolutions for 2019, here are five reasons to make it happen! 1.    Magic Carpet This distinct orange, glass-enclosed, moving platform is situated off the side of the […]

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