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Pittsboro Is a Charming Weekend Pit-Stop in the Heart of Carolina

In what is almost exactly the geographic center of North Carolina you'll find the town of Pittsboro. Established in 1787, Pittsboro is the county seat of Chatham County, named for William Pitt the Younger, the son of the first Earl of Chatham. Situated 17-miles south of Chapel Hill and 34-miles west of Raleigh, Pittsboro is the type of southern town that looks like it popped out of a movie set. With its tree-lined main thoroughfare replete with shops, historic architecture and dining options, this quaint town in the Heart of Carolina offers visitors an idyllic setting for a weekend pit-stop. [...]

How Best to Enjoy Tea and Scones in Ireland

Tea, scone, jam, and clotted cream. One of the most difficult aspects of planning a family vacation to Ireland is establishing a travel budget. Allocating funds for accommodations, airfare, and ground transportation are relatively straight forward but the uncertain and varying cost of food is the most challenging to project. Making allowances for "nice" dinners and splurges or simply estimating moderately priced meals necessitates calculation on a sliding scale with room for error. Having spent time traveling through Ireland, I've come up with a fairly reliable method of keeping meal expenses rather budget-friendly. I lovingly refer to it as, "tea [...]

Discover North Carolina’s First Salt Therapy Spa

March 2, 2017 @ 9:47 am
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A few minutes away from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, you'll discover Blisstime. What's Blisstime? It's found inside a Himalayan Salt Cave where the therapeutic nature of salt and a tranquil healing space join forming a unique rejuvenating experience. I'd just finished a three-and-a-half hour car ride when I picked up a brochure for the Salt Spa of Asheville and thought this might be just the thing to help me unwind after my drive. Here's what I discovered. What's Halotherapy? "Halo" is the Greek word for salt. For centuries, humans have known of the health benefits of salt [...]

Five Things That Make Boone Hall Plantation a ‘Must-See’ When Visiting Charleston

February 23, 2017 @ 9:24 am
Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens is one of America's oldest working plantations. It's also one of the most photographed and a favorite tourist destination situated just outside of Charleston, South Carolina in Mount Pleasant. With its rich heritage dating back to 1681, an engaging story, and a storybook low-country setting, Boone Hall Plantation brings forth to the public its history spanning 330-years each day. Here are five reasons this famous southern plantation is a must-see. The Scenery From the moment the car tires meet the gravel road leading to the tree-lined drive, the scene is set for an experience unlike [...]

The Williamsburg Winery; A Tour and Tasting of Fine Wine

February 2, 2017 @ 11:51 pm
Thomas Jefferson had a vision that one day, Virginia would grow grapes and produce wines to compete with the great wines of Europe. Today, mere minutes from his alma mater, The College of William and Mary, the Williamsburg Winery brings Mr Jefferson's dream to fruition. The Williamsburg Winery at Wessex Hundred is a thriving vineyard and member of the Williamsburg Tasting Trail in the heart of Coastal Virginia's historic region. "Everything you need to eat, drink, and feel at home." The Williamsburg Winery features a winery, tasting room, vineyards, restaurants as well as overnight accommodations. As their website boasts, "Everything [...]