Category Archives: North Carolina

Animals Across the Globe

Earth day is fast approaching and during each trip we see many animals. The little critters we come across can be someone’s pet, a poor stray one, or an exotic creature that requires a second or third glance. The first photo is one of my favorites from our trip to Costa Rica. The bulging eyes just make me laugh. We

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Festival Season in the South

Spring has sprung and festivals planning is in full swing here in Coastal North Carolina. The largest and one my favorite festivals that is fast approaching this season of festivals is the NC Azalea Festival happening here in Wilmington, NC.  This years festival occurs the first weekend of April; April 3 through 7. Book your stay now. Expect a lively festival

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Celebrate our Flying Friends

Happy National Bird Day! January 5th marks the Avian Welfare Coalition’s campaign to celebrate  the flying creatures that share the world with us. I am adding some images of the birds seen throughout my travels to mark today’s celebration of birds in the wild. Hope you enjoyed….  

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Season Greetings from Biltmore

The Biltmore Estate  This 8,000 acre estate officially opened in 1895. A vision of George Vanderbilt, he took his inheritance from his father’s railroad and steamboat monopoly and invested in 125,000 acres of land in Asheville, NC.  The Vanderbilts enjoyed this view designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead from one of their balconies. You can learn more about the history of

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Covered Bridges in NC

Traveling through the backroads of North Carolina with its cotton, corn, and soy yields can take one back in time. I came across one of the last two covered bridges still standing in North Carolina known as Bunker Hill Covered Bridge. The name intrigued me from my time living in Boston, but this bridge is named for a local farmer

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Wilmington, North Carolina after Flo…

It has been a few days since posting to the blog for good reason. We had to prepare for the pending arrival of Hurricane Florence and then, the aftermath of this Category 1 hurricane once it made landfall at Wrightsville Beach, NC. We moved to working off the grid via our whole house generator (highly recommended) after most of the

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Happy Labor Day!

The unofficial end of summer is here. Wishes you a pleasant day with family and friends during this holiday.  Perhaps a day at the beach is part of your plans? Footprints on Wrightsville Beach, NC Kure Beach, NC Today, could also be a perfect day for planning that next travel adventure.  Considering today marks unofficial end of summer season. Also, the

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Is the Beach Calling?

Walking along the beach to enjoy the warm salty air, enjoying some fresh local seafood, or just relaxing on the sugary sandy beach here in Coastal NC. Are just some of the many activities here along the beaches near Wilmington, NC. April is here and make for us to hit the beach before the crowds of summer begin. Check out

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Azaleas in Full Bloom

Spring has sprung and festivals are soon to be in full swing here in the Coastal NC. One of my favorite is the NC Azalea Festival happening here in Wilmington, NC.  “A scene to be seen”–love this theme for this year’s festival occurring from April 11-15. Book your hotel now.   Expect a lively festival with a parade, street fair,

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Wilmington-The Port City

Living in the charming southern city. I thought is was time to give a little credit to the eighth largest city of the Tar Heel State, Wilmington….   Also, known as the Port City.  Checking out the downtown and its newly finished Riverwalk. (a view of the Wilmington’s Riverwalk along the Cape Fear) You can enjoy a walk or head

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