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Vidrio; Mediterranean Dining in Raleigh's Glenwood South PullOverandLetMeOut

Vidrio; Mediterranean Dining in Raleigh’s Glenwood South

A guest post by Pamela Brown. A Feast For All The Senses Marcus Apicius, perhaps the world’s first foodie, is credited with the saying that a person eats with their eyes. In few places is this truer than at Vidrio in Raleigh’s Glenwood South. With a combination of simply and beautifully prepared Mediterranean inspired food and architecture that can best be described as stunning, dining at Vidrio is a feast for all the senses. Since opening its doors in January of 2017, I’ve been waiting for the right moment to dine at Vidrio. A recent girl’s night out gave that […]
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Every Day is Historic at Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s Final Home

I got to spend Independence Day 2017 at Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s final home. Though July 4th is a historic date, every day of the year is historic at this gem in southern Virginia. The home and burial place of one of America’s most notorious founding fathers is situated adjacent to the Staunton River near Brookneal in rural Charlotte County. Guests are welcomed year-round to enjoy this property imbued with American history and to learn about the life and times of the man who famously proclaimed, “Give me liberty or give me death!” Travel Back in Time Readers of PullOverandLetMeOut […]
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A Guide to Poplar Forest – Jefferson’s Other Home

Did you know Thomas Jefferson had a summer home? I didn’t, so when I discovered I was only a short distance from his summer retreat, Poplar Forest, it was a no-brainer. I was going! Situated in Bedford County, Virginia, about a 15-minute drive from Lynchburg, is what I call, Jefferson’s mini-Monticello. The secluded home considered by many to be Jefferson’s, “most perfect and perfectly executed architectural work,” is a wonderful attraction and opportunity to spend a few hours with our third president. Back Story The property known as Poplar Forest originally belonged to Thomas Jefferson’s father-in-law, John Wayles, and passed […]
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The Connection Between Beautiful Belmont, NC and Happiness

Is there a connection between Belmont, NC, and happiness? There’s something about discovering a picturesque town that makes me happy so when I visited Belmont, I couldn’t help noticing a joyful disposition overtaking me. Located approximately 15-miles west of Charlotte in Gaston County, this charming suburb bordered by the South Fork and Catawba Rivers is a veritable slice of Americana. The city dates back to the 1750s and is just the sort of location that beckons guests to stop, shop, and enjoy the charms of this quaint setting in the Southern Piedmont. Happiness Is a Charming Main Street Spending a […]
7 Things You'll Love about Lynchburg, Virginia PullOverandLetMeOut

7 Things You’ll Love About Lynchburg, Virginia

of the They say, “Virginia is for Lovers.”    They must have had Lynchburg in mind when the expression was coined. I spent a fun 24-hours in Lynchburg and found a multitude of reasons to love this vibrant historic city in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here are seven things you’ll love about Lynchburg, Virginia. 1. Riverwalk Trail The Riverwalk is the perfect mix of nature and urban scenery. The trail winds along the banks of the James River through the historic downtown district and extends to Amherst County. The multi-purpose trail offers a unique outdoor experience with loads […]