Category: Travel

Where to stay, play, and dine while traveling.

Over the Mountain

Banner Elk offers visitors a locale where rustic meets upscale in the most charming way. The road to Banner Elk, N.C. is peppered with outdoor adventures like rafting, zip lining, and hiking the scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It ends at majestic ski slopes and a small Main Street anchored by historic Lees-McRae College. It is a place…

Glimpses of Grandeur

While traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway, make a scenic stop in Asheville. Asheville is a dynamic city—although it’s already a popular day trip for area residents, there’s always something else to explore. Brewery expansions, seasonal food offerings, antiquing, and new exhibits at the Biltmore make Asheville a worthwhile pit stop on your drive. Stay For your stay in this…

Carolina Cool

Hendersonville packs a vacation punch with outdoor splendor, top-drawer shopping, popular cideries, and sophisticated dining. If the only thing you know about Hendersonville is that it’s a drive-by town on your way from Charlotte to Asheville, you’re missing a top Carolina getaway destination in the cradle of the Blue Ridge. This mountain jewel has outsized amenities and attractions from local…

Color and Culture

Key West is the perfect playground for both adventure and leisure. Key West, Fla. takes living on the edge seriously. The two-mile by four-mile island is the southernmost point in the United States (and has the tourist attraction to prove it). When you’re in Key West, you’re closer to Cuba than a Wal-Mart. It’s easiest to disconnect in a community…

Caribbean Crush

Warm sand and sea breezes await guests on St. John. There are plenty of sleek, new resorts dotting the Caribbean’s white beaches. But if you’re looking for charming over trendy, and laid-back over in-vogue, Caneel Bay’s breathtaking and historic property on the island of St. John beckons. Do Many couples and families have been traveling to Caneel Bay resort for…

Old Town Charm

Bundle up and hit the streets of historic Alexandria for a stroll through winter wonderland. Walking through the tree-lined streets of Old Town Alexandria harkens to a quaint river town of the past. Though the charm is still fully intact, Alexandria, Va. has grown to offer visitors much more than your usual historic city. Row houses and walk-ups with varying…

Southern Sojourn

As the temperatures start to drop, the perfect Southern escape is only four hours away. Savannah has cemented a place as one of the most well known travel destinations in the South. The city has preserved its history in painstaking detail, and built up a culture of creativity and art that has endured. Most know Savannah as the filming location…