Christmas in the Carolinas

The holiday season offers so much joy and tradition – and here in the Carolinas, we share quite a few unique celebrations to highlight Christmas. Most of my favorite occur just after Thanksgiving. Some last all season long. From the mountains to the coastline,...

The Hunt for a Christmas Tree

Every year, we spend our Thanksgiving holiday with family in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. And every year…we walk Dotson’s Nursery to find the very best Christmas tree for our home. For years, I’ve envisioned celebrating this special occasion with...

Fall in North Carolina

Photo Credit: ExploreBoone.com  Fall in North Carolina brings vibrant shades of red and orange to the North Carolina mountains and crisp blues along the Carolina shore. The colors of fall inspire artists nationwide and draw tourists from around the world to experience...

Mountains in Springtime

Few things thrill me more than the colorful flowers and blue skies of the North Carolina mountains during spring. Sure, we see some rainfall every now and then. But even that brings a cool breeze and seemingly magical mist to the wondrous treetops of the Carolinas....

A Parading Family!

It’s no secret: we are a mountain loving family! Earlier this week, I shared a few favorite spots to visit in Asheville, NC. It’s the ideal getaway for family and friends and offers beautiful scenery at every turn (without the blazing summer heat!) So...