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. [...]
Chef Hamm's delicious sampling at Cafe 121 in Cary, North Carolina Come hungry, wear comfortable shoes, pace yourself and be prepared to enjoy some amazing food. That's my advice for diners embarking on the Triangle Food Tour's Downtown Cary Tour. Each weekend Triangle Food Tours takes visitors through Cary's historic district on a guided walking tour that highlights local restaurants and provides a unique dining journey. With Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina close by, Cary is sometimes overlooked. However, the historic railroad town founded in the 19th-century has a charming downtown and an emerging culinary scene that's beginning [...]
There's a lot happening in Raleigh, North Carolina these days. The city is one of the fastest growing in the country and is repeatedly recognized as a great place to work and live. The state capital is home to museums, festivals, conventions, theaters, craft breweries, concerts and other cultural events. But there's something else drawing delicious accolades to the Oak City - its culinary scene. While Raleigh has its share of outstanding BBQ restaurants and sweet tea is still the "house wine" in most locales, the city has seen an epicurean transformation over the past decade. In fact, Southern [...]
Porsche Type 901 Prototype, 1963 Courtesy of Don and Diane Meluzio “Porsche. There is no substitute.” Up until a couple weeks ago that famous line from “Risky Business” combined with my love for Jake Ryan and his red Porsche in “Sixteen Candles” was the extent of my Porsche knowledge. That was before I became intrigued with an exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed. The NCMA's first-ever design exhibition is the culmination of several years of planning. The exhibition features 22 automobiles highlighting the elements of design, engineering, function and history [...]
Living and traveling in the American South provides abundant scenery for amazing pictures. I'm always delighted when others enjoy the images I capture along my travels. This week I'm honored to have my pictures featured at the Huffington Post and for one of the snaps to be named their "Moment of Zen Travel" for the week. Check out the post and as always, Happy Travels! Anna Marie "Your Weekly Travel Zen: The American South"