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Romantic Things To Do In Washington, North Carolina

Often referred to as Little Washington or Original Washington, Washington, North Carolina was founded in 1776 as the first city in America named after the country's first president. The quaint town is imbued with history, scenery, and a tranquil location on the Pamlico River. I took a brief excursion to Washington and discovered the idyllic community is a splendid spot for a romantic getaway weekend. Here are a…
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Washington Duke Inn and JB Duke Hotel; Two Hidden Gems at Duke University

The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and JB Duke Hotels are two incredible hidden gems at Duke University. I’ve lived in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) since the early 90s and had no idea Duke University, famous for academics, medicine, and sports, also offers stellar accommodations. Not just one, but two first-class uniquely-styled hotels sit tucked in the Duke Forest on the edge of this picturesque…
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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…
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Arrowhead Inn B&B – a charming inn in the heart of Durham, NC

Majestic magnolia’s and cheerful flowers welcome me as I arrive at Arrowhead Inn Bed & Breakfast in Durham, North Carolina. Sure, it’s a historic inn, a Select Registry inn as well as a Four Diamond AAA inn, so I was expecting to be impressed. Nevertheless, I had no idea how impressed I’d be. A total of nine guest rooms. Built in the 18th-Century, the home and land belonged…
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Balsam Mountain; a cabin rental beyond all others

One of my favorite vacations was when the family spent a week in a cabin we rented in the mountains.  The scenery, fresh air, and outdoor activities; it was the perfect getaway.  That’s why I had to learn more when I found out about this unique way of renting a mountain cabin. Tucked in the Balsam Mountains of North Carolina's Blue Ridge, is an out-of-the-ordinary community of rental…
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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…
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