Category: Travel

A Charleston Stroll: Gates, Gardens and More

Happy Sunday! I’m taking you back to Charleston, South Carolina today and sharing some photos of beautiful wrought iron gates, glimpses into courtyard gardens and some of the church steeples that can be seen rising above the otherwise low-rise skyline making Charleston known as The Holy City. You can take a peek at the beautiful and blooming window boxes…

Springing Forward and The Beautiful Butchart Gardens

We’re springing forward with the arrival of Daylight Saving Time, but falling back to winter with snow falling and freezing temperatures here in North Carolina. . . a rude awakening after a record warm February and weeks of balmy 70 degree days! If you’re like me and prefer a dose of spring when springing forward, I’m taking you with me to see…

Novel Bakers: Christmas All Through The South Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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…