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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Editors escape

Race to Daytona Beach!

Editor's Escape And by “race,” I mean driving the speed limit or traveling by air. Daytona Beach is perhaps best known as the birthplace of NASCAR racing and home of the Daytona 500. However, you don’t have to be a race...

What’s your travel Style?

  We all have a favorite way to vacation. Some travelers like to be pampered. Others thrive on outdoor exploration. Many enjoy expanding their knowledge when they travel. There are limitless travel options across the globe on land and sea....

Escape to Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

Editor's Escape My husband and I lived in Atlanta several years ago. We drove by AAA Four Diamond-rated Chateau Elan Winery & Resort  countless times during road trips home to visit family. Every single drive we’d comment on what a...

A Haunted Getaway in Historic Savannah

Editor's Escape If hunting ghosts is your idea of a great Halloween diversion, you’re in luck! Savannah is a convenient road trip destination from the Carolinas. It’s also Georgia’s oldest city, and has a reputation of being one of the...

Family Fun in Sevierville, Tennessee

Editor's Escape By Kristy Tolley This summer, my daughter’s national dance competition took place in Sevierville, Tennessee. We’d visited the area before, but didn’t get to explore as much as we would have liked. This time, we decided to roll into...

Ballantyne Girlfriend Getaway

My friends and I love to make a big deal about our birthdays — especially those milestones. This year marked my big “Five O,” so it was my turn to be spoiled. I couldn’t imagine a better way to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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How to Take Care of your Car When Not Driving for a Month

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Subaru Legacy Gets a Complete Makeover for 2020 – AAA Auto Buying Review

The venerable Subaru Legacy mid-size sedan begins its seventh generation with a complete 2020 makeover. It now offers an upgraded cabin, additional safety features,...

Explore the Outdoors…Online!

NEWS Explore Asheville has curated a virtual escape with restless, homebound souls in mind. From virtual hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains to a much-needed...

Take a Virtual Vacation!

by Kristen Griffie Covid-19 might have us homebound right now, but that doesn't mean we still can't "escape!" There’s no shortage of TV shows, movies, FaceTime...