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10 Things families love about Fontana Village Resort

In our modern era of social media, video games, cell phones and 24-7 television, finding a way to take a break from it all and relax is getting difficult.  Family vacations should be a time to unplug and reconnect with the people we love.  Finding the right location to make our escape isn't always easy or affordable, but I've found a mountain resort designed with families in mind. Fontana Village Resort in Western North Carolina is situated in the Nantahala National Forest at the gateway of the Smoky Mountains. With its breath taking views and unspoiled beauty, it's no wonder [...]

Seven favorite B&Bs along the I-95 Corridor in Virginia

Seven favorite B&Bs along Virginia's I-95 Corridor The I-95 Corridor running through Virginia is busy, that goes without saying. However, this heavily- traveled stretch of American highway is usually a mid-way point for travelers heading to destinations north and south along the east coast. It's with this thought in mind, I ventured out to explore an often overlooked form of lodging along I-95 - the Bed and Breakfast. Why choose a B&B over a hotel? There's an abundance of reasons to stay in a B&B; comfort, more personalized, B&Bs can often accommodate special requests such as vegan or gluten free [...]

The Mast Farm Inn; upscale dining and lodging in the North Carolina Mountains

Historic Mast Farm Inn Is it a romantic hide-away? Is it a place to escape day-to-day life? Is it a historic mountain retreat suitable for enjoying adventure, scenery, gourmet dining and Southern hospitality? The answer is a resounding yes to all of the above  at the  The Mast Farm Inn  in Valle Crucis near Banner Elk in the North Carolina Mountains. The Mast Farm Inn sits perched high in the Blue Ridge Mountains over-looking incredible vistas that are beautiful year-round.  The main house features 7 elegant, en suite guest rooms and there are 8 cottages on the surrounding 10-acre property. [...]

How to avoid the biggest pet-travel mistakes this holiday season

November 26, 2013 @ 9:00 am
With the holiday travel season revving up many of us will be looking down at furry, brown-eyed loved ones and considering bringing them along for the ride.   As you're busy making plans for your four-legged friends holiday excursions the best advice to keep in mind is, “think kids” says Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinarian Officer with Trupanion.com To many of us our pets are our kids. That same outlook is important to have when traveling. Just like advance planning is necessary when traveling with children, the same holds true for Fido and Fluffy. Photo - Trupanion.com According to Dr. [...]

24 Hours in Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington is a historic port city along the Cape Fear River in North Carolina. Steeped in history ranging from pirate visitors, the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War II up to today's hip culture - the charming coastal city with colonial beginnings is packed with plenty to see and do. 24 hours is enough time to enjoy the vibrant city and leave one wanting more of Wilmington.  The Front Street Inn   Check-In Time We arrive at our bed & breakfast at 2:30 on Saturday afternoon. The Front Street Inn is a pleasing guest house in the heart of [...]