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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: Chinese Lantern Festival

Always one to explore local festivals and exhibits, when I heard that Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden would be hosting a Chinese Lantern Festival I, of course, had to check it out.  Located just outside of Charlotte, NC in nearby Belmont Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a quick trip down 85. I had actually never visited […]

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Craft Beer Breweries: Hops Paradise in Asheville, NC

My dear friends (and future friends),  you all know that we love to travel, and that we love to sample craft beer, so needless to say, we felt as if we landed in hops paradise when we visited Asheville, NC. I mean, it’s a shame that we hadn’t been there before! Asheville is just a […]

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Wise Acres Organic Farm

This Mothers Day my mom requested we visit a local, organic farm to pick some strawberries, have a lazy lunch, and explore the grounds. She had heard about this place from a friend, and at only 15 minutes from her house, we had to check it out.  Owned and operated by Chicago implants, this organic farm […]

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Snow Tubing Fun!- Hawksnest, Seven Devils, NC

When you are not a very sporty person, the idea of spending your weekend participating in what your mind is perceiving as a extreme sport, is not very appealing. It gets even harder to admit that you are crying inside when your six year old is over the moon excited and fearless.   Living in […]

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Christmas lights! from NASCAR’s Charlotte Speedway to Christmas Town USA.

One of our (many) holiday traditions is to visit Christmas shows, tree lightings, and of course Christmas light shows around our area. Fortunately for us, we don’t have to travel far to experience the best Christmas light shows in the Carolinas. The two places we visited this year were, not only breathtaking, but full of […]

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Childress Vineyards

My beautiful cousin, Shelby recently turned 21 and decided to celebrate with a family girls trip to a local vineyard for some lunch, wine tasting, and a tour. We settled on Childress Vineyards as it was the halfway point between the Charlotte, NC crew and the Kernersville, NC crew.  Now let me make one thing […]

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WANT TO EXPERIENCE A GOOD BEER? Try Good Hops Brewing

Since it opened its doors in 2014, Good Hops Brewing has been one of my favorite places to visit in Carolina Beach, NC.  I mean, this place is so cool and family friendly, I have no problem bringing in the whole family, (and the family dog…gotta love a pet friendly place!).   RELATED: CAROLINA BEACH […]

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Carolina Beach, NC. Family Weekend. What to do, where to go.

We are about a 3 1/2 hour drive from Wilmington, NC. and we try to visit this beautiful place often.  Wilmington is the “commercialized” part of this amazing area.  It’s full of great restaurants, bars, museums, tours, and it’s home to the USS North Carolina, a real life battleship open to tours all year round. […]

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