For many people, priorities shifted in 2020 – as a result, lifestyle choices like where to live was a major consideration. For those close to retirement, it opened new doors and beckoned those with wanderlust to live anywhere. For this adventure-seeking crowd, it means taking retirement to a new level with a second "home sweet home" at the mountains and the coast. [...]
From the mountains to the coast, North Carolina is a vacation dreamland. Whether the choice is mountain peaks or sandy shores, destination vacations are becoming more popular as people strive to reconnect, recharge, and relax with extended families. [...] Including: Tips for Planning a Family Vacation
On a crisp, fall morning in October, art lovers, including myself, drifted throughout Greensboro to see artists in various locations as part of the 24th annual Artstock Studio tour. I took my time at The 205 Collaborative, where visitors could see the collection of works by local artists that call the space home. [...]
Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, Americans have looked for new ways to relax and enjoy life. Getting outdoors and camping have shot to the top of the leader board for the over 50 group who got out of the house and on the road. According to the RV Industry Association, more than 600,000 RVs were shipped in 2021, breaking previous records. [...]
National Parks are open for business and offer an out-of-doors, socially distanced, alternative that is really fun. You’ll get some exercise and it’s a destination you can enjoy with relative safety. There are a number of National Parks along the eastern seaboard that can be accessed within a days-plus drive. [...]
Many restaurants in the Triangle offer a wonderful meal and ambiance for a Valentine's Day Dinner.
Weekend Getaways in North Carolina perfect for Valentine's Day include Charlotte, Boone & Blowing Rock, Asheville, and The Outer Banks.
For the 2019/20 ski season, Beech Mountain has placed into service major upgrades to their snowmaking system. “Snowmaking is the backbone of our business and we’re always focused on ways to increase output,” said resort general manager Ryan Costin. Additionally, for night skiers and snowboarders, they have added 17 light towers with 34 LED slope lights. This year Sugar [...]
Lets face it…we are spoiled. Living in central North Carolina we have access to mountains and beaches just a short drive away. And each destination has many different personalities from an arts-centric trip to Asheville to a fishing trip to Ocracoke. Yes, we are spoiled and it’s difficult to justify leaving the Carolinas to vacation [...]
Just about one hour’s drive to the south of the Triangle is a gem known as the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area. It’s known for its great golf courses, but its reputation as a retirement destination continues to grow. While the central region of North Carolina known as the Sandhills had been settled by Highland Scots since the early 1700s, the area was at first slow to develop. [...]