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The Cherry Bounce Moonshine Trail – Updated

Amos Owens, aka Uncle Amos, aka the Cherry Bounce King, moonshiner and honorable man, called Rutherford County, NC home. He and his Cherry Bounce...
Chef Jordi Cruz

My trip to a Michelin Starred Chef Dinner

Next week I'll be heading to the Grand Hotel Bavaro in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, as the guest of IBEROSTAR Hotels and Resorts, to attend an incredible dinner by multi-Michelin-starred Chef Jordi Cruz. Chef...
The St George's Tavern

The St. George’s Tavern

How dangerous is it to have a pub on the same block as your B&B? Very! A pint or cocktail at the end of...
Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Lake Lure’s Flowering Bridge

Rather than demolish a decommissioned bridge in 2013, folks in Lake Lure got creative and re-purposed it as a walkable garden spanning the Broad River....

Planning a Winter Sun, Sand, and Great Food Getaway?

Consider IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro in the Dominican Republic. A short three and a half hour flight from Atlanta, you'll feel like you've traveled a world...

Looking for a 5-Star, Adults Only, All-Inclusive Caribbean Resort with Culinary Focus?

What the DR ordered As I traveled to the Dominican Republic from Asheville, NC last month, I pondered what lay ahead. Did I pack everything...
Kerbey Lane Cafe

Kerbey Lane Cafe (Allandale)

This is the original Kirbey Lane Cafe, now one of five Austin locations. Although they serve 24 hours a day – that’s right –...

Graylyn for You, Your Wedding or Conference

Thanks to some special folks in Winston-Salem, I was given the opportunity to tour Graylyn. I like to call it by the name its original...

Casual Luxury at The Firehouse Inn

Rutherfordton - What to do with a cool building that once housed the firehouse, city water, and police departments when it's no longer needed? Turn it into a gorgeous Bed...
Chimney Rock State Park

Get High on your next Family Vacation

When you live near an attraction it's easy to take it for granted. That's why I thought it was a great idea to go...


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