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Plan an Epic Trip to Mayberry This Year

Aunt Bee, Opie, Andy, and Barney – they’re all there. The Andy Griffith Show is classic television and the fictional town of Mayberry it’s set in is as infamous as the show’s beloved characters. Mayberry isn’t just a place in television lore, Mayberry comes to life in Andy Griffith’s real hometown of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. The quaint town that served as the inspiration for Mayberry located at the gateway to the Yadkin Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains rolls out the welcome mat to fans of the popular television show year-round. Mt. Airy is Mayberry It’s not a coincidence […]

Outdoor Dining, Shopping, and Coffee – How to Day-Trip in Wilmington, NC

The great thing about a quick visit to Wilmington, North Carolina is you don’t need a lot of time to see and do a lot of things. I’m not recommending rushing your visit, but I am saying it’s a great place to do a lot if your time is limited. Make your way to historic downtown Wilmington and the River Walk and you’ll be able to enjoy outdoor dining, shopping and great coffee all in one afternoon. Outdoor Dining Whether you’re strolling the River Walk or touring downtown, there’s time and place to stop along the way and enjoy a […]

Try Pop’s Diner for a taste of nostalgia at Carolina Beach

I go to the beach in the off-season because it’s the perfect time and place for a writer to write. However, I still like to explore and enjoy being a tourist as well. While spending a winter weekend working on my book at Carolina Beach, North Carolina,  I was directed to Pop’s Diner by a local. Pop’s is a delightful, old-time diner and proved to be the perfect spot for lunch. Fabulous, Fun Atmosphere Before I even walked inside, I could tell this is a fun place. The kitschy 1950’s/1960’s style décor is bright and cheerful. Old-time shiny red booths […]

Tupelo Honey Café adds Southern flavor to Asheville’s dining scene

Asheville, North Carolina has a lot going for it. The city is home to the Biltmore Estate, oodles of craft breweries, breath taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a thriving artistic community. It’s also got an exciting restaurant scene serving an array of cuisines to satisfy virtually any appetite. While in Asheville for the holidays, we were looking for a good, downhome Southern dinner. We found just that at Tupelo Honey Café. Sweet Tea is often called the Southern House Wine, but you can get it without sugar too. Located on College Street in the heart of Asheville’s […]

Triangle Food Tour is a tasty way to discover Durham’s historic past and culinary present

I’m a big fan of food tours. A walking food tour is a terrific way to learn about a city while enjoying some of its best culinary offerings. Triangle Food Tour travels through downtown Durham, North Carolina introducing tour-goers to some of the delicious highlights of Durham’s culinary scene while imparting historic facts and fascinating details of the Bull City. Durham’s Bright Leaf Square Durham’s Culinary Scene Durham’s tobacco and textile heritage is making way for the redefinition of this charming southern city. Old tobacco warehouses and textile mills are being repurposed as offices, condos, shops and restaurants. Today, Durham’s […]