The Greenbrier: Southern Elegance in the Alleghanies

The Greenbrier has been a favorite destination for more than 200 years. Set among the Alleghany Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., The Greenbrier is a luxury resort synonymous with Southern hospitality. With a history dating back 240 years, The Greenbrier has been host to presidents, celebrities, and generations of families on its 11,000 acres featuring golf courses, dining, a [...]

2019-01-03T19:10:43-05:00April 2nd, 2018|Travel|

Sanderling Resort: The Perfect Escape

The decorations are put away and the guest have gone home... you made it through the holidays! Now you need to rejuvenate yourself for the new year. Whether it’s just you or with a special someone (Valentine’s is around the corner), Sanderling Resort is the perfect escape. Most know of the Outer Banks and how crossing the bridge transports you [...]

2017-12-14T15:31:52-05:00December 14th, 2017|Travel|

The Best of Europe in the Fall

September in Italy, October in Spain, November in Portugal... a new report from International Living editors explores some of the best places to visit in Europe in the fall for good value, good weather, and fewer crowds. Italy in September has an astounding offering for travelers: romantic cities, timeless hill towns, snowy mountains, idyllic islands, vineyard-covered countryside, and a beautful [...]

2017-11-07T19:27:57-05:00November 7th, 2017|Travel|

Fall and Winter Getaway: Blowing Rock, NC

By Amanda Lugenbell Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, snug against Pisgah National Forest, Blowing Rock is a Norman Rockwell-esque town with untouched nature in its backyard. Long cherished as a summer escape from the heat of the lowlands, the town has been welcoming visitors since its incorporation and growing to feature distinctive shops, galleries, restaurants, and inns. Now, year-round [...]

2017-09-11T17:28:35-04:00September 11th, 2017|Travel|

Biltmore: A Mansion in the Sky

More than a million visitors descend on Asheville annually, most of them with a single destination: the Biltmore Estate, a Châteauesque-style mansion in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was built more than a century ago by George Washington Vanderbilt III. He had traveled the world but had a special fondness for the North Carolina mountains, his "little [...]

2017-09-11T16:21:28-04:00September 11th, 2017|Travel|

Project 543: From Murphy to Manteo

On U.S. 64 in Manteo, less than a mile from America’s oldest cultivated grapevine*, a sign reads “543”. It’s a Project as well as the mileage between Manteo and Murphy, the alliterative ends of North Carolina’s longest highway. Those neatly descending digits have inspired, a postcard-style website, created by Visit North Carolina, to highlight unique stories on a journey [...]

2019-01-03T16:34:47-05:00June 15th, 2017|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

The Umstead – The Sine Qua Non of Hotels

The start of Summer stokes in all of us a feeling of “vacation time”. Whether it’s the coast or the mountains, we feel the need to get away, to be rejuvenated. Unfortunately, it’s much easier said than done, but it is possible to relax, renew, and have a staycation right here in the Triangle where The Umstead in Cary should [...]

2019-01-03T17:07:57-05:00June 15th, 2017|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

Pinehurst… More than a Mecca for Golf

About 90 minutes from Raleigh, you’ll find the “home of American golf”...Pinehurst. Abounding with more than 41 golf courses, Pinehurst has surprisingly retained its special small-town atmosphere, which it does and does well. Now the secret is getting out as Pinehurst has been growing although not at the rate of cities like Raleigh or Charlotte. This has enabled the [...]

2019-03-29T15:52:26-04:00April 21st, 2017|Recreation & Leisure, Travel|

Travel & Leisure Offers Affordable Resorts

All-inclusive is the key for savvy travelers who have discovered a group of service-oriented hoteliers who have introduced more amenities in the all-inclusive resort model hotel at a price that many budgets can afford. Like the Ocean Coral and Turquesa on Mexico’s Riviera May which offers all the perks and conveniences at a great price ($471 per night. Air/resort packages [...]

2017-04-20T18:06:14-04:00April 20th, 2017|Travel|

Hugh Morton In Retrospect

Raleigh photographer Jack Morton will share stories about his grandfather, Hugh Morton on Thursday, November 10, at the North Carolina Museum of History in conjunction with the free exhibit, “Photographs by Hugh Morton, An Uncommon Perspective.” The exhibit provides a tour of North Carolina’s past as recorded by Hugh Morton, probably the best promoter North Carolina ever had. He died [...]

2019-01-03T15:50:24-05:00October 21st, 2016|Arts & Culture, Recreation & Leisure, Travel|
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