Category: Travel

Novel Bakers: Christmas All Through The South Part 2

Christmas All Through the South

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Southern Living Christmas All Through The South: Joyful Memories, Timeless Moments, Enduring Traditions.  Combining all the elements for which Southern Living is known and revered – food, travel, and homes, this book is a journey of celebrations through the South, from the low country and the pan-handle to the Texas…

A Virtual Picnic, Acadia National Park & Cookbook Giveaway

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I’ve been feasting this week with the Novel Bakers, inspired by The Forest Feast Gatherings: Simple Vegetarian Menus for Hosting Friends & Family by Erin Gleeson. If you missed our review, you can find Part 1 with a Floral/Edible Table Runner, Butternut Hummus and Endive Bar; and Part 2 with Easy Tray Centerpieces, a Pear-Thyme Galette, and Salted Fudge…

Weekend Waterview: The Crystal Coast

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We visited the Crystal Coast of North Carolina for a long weekend with friends. Enjoying a little bird watching, fishing and scenery. We rented a house on Harkers Island for our stay. You find photos of a previous visit, here. I always enjoy looking at boat names. . . Sadie Lady and Boss are hard-working…

Weekend Waterview: Coastal Maine Getaway

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Happy Sunday! I’m taking you along on a trip to Maine to enjoy some beautiful coastal scenery, lobster and lighthouses! This was our first visit to Maine and it was more beautiful than we imagined. We spent 5 days there, just long enough for a taste and to whet our appetite for a return trip! We flew…

Beat the Heat and Escape to The High Country

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We took a trip to North Carolina’s High Country to escape the heat. . . Driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoying the scenic blue ridge mountain views. No humidity and a 15 degree drop in temperatures makes me want to pack my bags and head for the hills in July and stay until the end of September!…

Retail Therapy: Fresh Picked Vintage

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 Is it hot and humid where you are? It’s sweltering here with heat index in the triple digits. To escape the heat, you’re invited to join me for a little retail therapy and some “fresh picked vintage” at one of the largest antique malls in the Southeast. The Depot at Gibson Mill is in Concord, NC. This former…

Weekend Waterview: Portsmouth Island

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We spent a long weekend in November at Portsmouth Island, a small southern Outer Banks barrier island. Portsmouth Island is 13 miles long and only accessible by a small boat or privately run ferry. It’s one of the last wild frontiers of the Outer Banks with no businesses and only a small handful of National Park Service regulated and managed…

Weekend Mountain Views

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For those of you who need an escape from the heat and humidity of summer, I’m taking you with me on a quick trip to the North Carolina mountains where the temperature ranged last weekend from the 50s in the morning to the mid 70s in the afternoon~ perfect weather in my book and teaser of fall…

A Stroll Through Charleston

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We were invited to Charleston, SC for a weekend of food & fun with friends a couple of weekends ago. We park the car once we arrive, walking to our destinations and dinner. Charleston is a foodie’s paradise and we enjoy touring with our taste buds and attempt to walk off some of the calories we consume! No matter how…

Winter Escape to the British Virgin Islands

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For those of you who are winter weary and covered in snow, I’m inviting you along to the British Virgin Islands! You’re welcome to join me on a power boat cruise for some fun in the sun, enjoying the turquoise waters and white sand beaches of the Caribbean! This is a photo heavy post even after much editing, so…