Category: North Carolina

Top 10 tastes of Banner Elk

Top 10 tastes of Banner Elk

Banner Elk is situated in North Carolina, through the Appalachian Mountains, serving not only as a picturesque getaway, but as a culinary hot spot. Local cuisine, chef created delicacies and a vast selection of flavors have been infused into the small, quaint town, paving way for a shockingly robust culinary scene. Banner Elk Cafe With multiple […]

5 fascinating wellness spots in Asheville, NC

5 fascinating wellness spots in Asheville, NC

Asheville, North Carolina; an artistic town rich in locally sourced dishes, diverse culture and wellness attractions. Browse Trip Advisor, and you’ll find an overwhelming list of spas to choose from. While most are pretty great, there are a few that are specifically fascinating because of their unique treatments, breathtaking architecture, or both. Asheville Salt Cave […]

The US National Parks centenary year

The US National Parks centenary year

2016 sees the centenary of the establishment of the National Park Service by President Woodrow Wilson on 25 August 1916.  What a far sighted man he was! There were already 35 parks in existence; Yellowstone, the first National Park, having been established in 1872. The National Park System of the United States now includes more […]

6 of America's most scenic food and wine festivals

6 of America’s most scenic food and wine festivals

If you’re looking for a mouthwatering food and wine festival but your mate happens to believe that “man does not live by bread alone” and would rather just relax at a fabulous resort with breathtaking views, then these six scenic food and wine festivals should help keep the marriage intact. They are all held in […]

5 experiences not to miss in North Carolina’s Asheville

5 experiences not to miss in North Carolina’s Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina. Could this be the perfect city to vacation in? Come on – iconic music venues, famous craft breweries, heavenly restaurants, a thriving art scene? There’s even a book exchange Champagne bar! And we didn’t even mention the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is most certainly a hip, musical city, with restaurants and art […]

8 family-friendly hotels for the holidays in the southeastern states

8 family-friendly hotels for the holidays in the southeastern states

Your daughter’s eyes beam with delight at the falling snow. Your nephew shrieks in glee at Santa waving from a Polar Express steam engine.  Christmas is a time for families, and children – with their belief in the magic of the holiday – are the shining stars of the season.  Treat the entire family to […]

Sliding Rock at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

The water is said to be icy cold and the rocks very slippery, but if you happen to be at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, this is an experience you might not want to miss! Close to Asheville, this natural slide has become something of a tourist attraction and offers a 60-foot long adrenaline rush. […]

Cooling off on a luxe Asheville getaway

Cooling off on a luxe Asheville getaway

No matter where you live in the northern hemisphere, it’s hard get away from summer’s annoying — and at times downright oppressive — heat and humidity. As a former resident of Charleston, South Carolina, I can attest to the crankiness that takes over in June and lasts until late September, when daily life becomes a […]

In the footsteps of Vanderbilts

Driving up the heavily wooded and romantically shaded road, it’s easy to squint your eyes and be transported back in time to an age when elegant carriages traveled this same route, ushering Presidents and Kings, movie moguls and robber barons through Asheville and the North Carolina mountains. Then, suddenly, there it is in all its […]

Multiple openings for aloft in October

Multiple openings for aloft in October

aloft is gaining momentum this month with plans to open one hotel each week in North America – double the pace of previous months. The surge in aloft openings is helping move Starwood Hotels & Resorts closer to its goal of opening its 1,000th hotel or resort worldwide. Offering high style at a steal, aloft […]

Re-launch of Envoy from US Airways

Re-launch of Envoy from US Airways

A re-launched transatlantic business class service is available to over 20 European destinations, from Philadelphia and Charlotte, courtesy of US Airways. Envoy  is offering new menus, available on demand, and brunch on all departures before mid-afternoon. Their Boeing 767s offer ‘nearly-lie-flat seats’ (170-degree recline)  in a peaceful, private environment, whilst seats on A330s and B757 […]

5th Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show, North Carolina

5th Annual Fearrington Folk Art Show, North Carolina

30 of America’s most renowned folk artists will convene at The Barn at Fearrington later this month. Held on the 17th and 18th February 2007, the 5th annual Fearrington Folk Art Show will feature some of the Southeast’s most noted folk artists, including Sam ‘The Dot Man’ McMillan, Danny Doughty, Mary Proctor, and Mr Imagination.

Frommer's Top Travel Destinations for 2007

Frommer’s Top Travel Destinations for 2007

The editors at Frommer’s Travel Guides and Frommers.com have come up with a list of 12 emerging destinations that they recommend we visit in 2007.   Making the shortlist of places not to be missed are: Krakow, Poland Tokyo, Japan Minneapolis, Minnesota Panama Asheville, North Carolina Ethiopia Portland, Oregon Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands Okanagan […]

Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington, North Carolina

Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington, North Carolina

Featuring dozens of elaborately carved pumpkins, the Pumpkin Fest at Fearrington consists of Spooky Storytime at McIntyre’s, a kids’ hay bale maze and great live music. It will be held from 6pm-8pm on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October.

Carbon fibre iPod cases

Carbon fibre iPod cases

Looking for something a little more durable than a leather case for your iPod?   Then these carbon fibre iPod cases from C6 Manufacturing could be just the thing. This North Carolina company designs quality products with style and elegance. The cases come with a stainless steel belt clip and a clear film screen protector.

Ballantyne Resort partners with Foreign Cars Italia

Ballantyne Resort partners with Foreign Cars Italia

Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, NC has forged an exclusive partnership with Foreign Cars Italia to offer  a Speed and Luxury Package. Within the package, guests will be chauffeured around throughout their stay in a Maserati Quattroporte, one of Italy’s most powerful exports. After cruising around town in a gorgeous car, guests will enjoy the elegant […]