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Beautiful Belmont, NC PullOverandLetMeOut

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…
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Morro Bay and the delights of the Pacific Highway

A guest post by Michael Hepworth Morro Bay in California is a quiet sleepy fishing town north of Santa Barbara that Is famous for the massive pyramid style volcanic rock that juts out of the Pacific Ocean and dominates this rather charming town. My first ever visit there in October was combined with a trip to Cambria about 15 miles to the north and close to the Hearst…
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Finding the Italian Renaissance in Raleigh

The NCMA West Building houses an extensive collection of Italian Renaissance Art works Marco Polo did not bring pasta to Italy from China. I know- I was shocked too. Nonetheless, the myth was debunked and I discovered the truth at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. The NCMA in conjunction with the Robert L. Humber Endowment presented a two-day seminar on the Italian Renaissance. I had…
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Fort Bragg-a remote retreat on the Mendocino Coast

A guest post by Michael Hepworth Fort Bragg is a quiet Northern California coastal town off the Mendocino coast, and part of the fun is getting there since this is quite a remote destination. We flew in to San Francisco and then drove north on Highway 101 to Highway 128 West all the way to the coast before heading up Highway 1 to Mendocino Village and then Fort…
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Tips for choosing the right beach house

A guest post by Lori Aitkenhead.   If you are interested in an Outer Banks vacation this summer, now is the time to start making plans.  If you have already begun, you have probably discovered the large number of beach home options from which you can choose. You’ll find everything from large, modern multi-family homes to small, quaint beach cottages that have an authentic old-style Outer Banks feel.…
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United States Botanic Garden – D.C.’s hidden treasure in pictures

United States Botanic Garden in pictures is a guest post by contributor Katrina Morrocco of Cary, North Carolina. Washington, D.C. is such a popular tourist destination with many things to do and see - it's easy to overlook some of the lesser-known attractions. Guest contributor Katrina Morrocco discovered one of these hidden gems in DC.   The United States Botanic Garden. The United States Botanic Garden located in…
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