Living the Good Life

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. [...]

2023-07-26T13:44:29-04:00July 25th, 2023|Travel|

Family Dream Destinations

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

2023-06-12T15:11:26-04:00June 9th, 2023|Travel|

On the Road Again

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. [...]

2022-08-24T11:25:26-04:00August 19th, 2022|Travel|

7 Great Trips (Even During Covid)

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. [...]

2021-01-22T19:57:34-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Travel|

High Country Geared for Winter

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 [...]

2019-12-12T16:26:27-05:00December 12th, 2019|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

Southern Pines – Retirement Mecca

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. [...]

2019-06-18T15:02:49-04:00June 18th, 2019|Travel|
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