Outer Banks Travel

Harley Adventures through North Carolina’s Gorgeous Outer Banks

Are you ready for another amazing boomer road trip adventure? Well, get your Harley helmet ready because Diane White is back with the latest addition to our ongoing boomers-on-bikes series. This time, Diane is taking us to one of the country’s most beautiful, yet relatively under-the-radar locations: North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The drive travels from […]

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Baker at Mrs Hanes Moravian Cookies

Feeling the Cookie Love With Mrs. Hanes

Many of you probably don’t know that I am a cookie baker. During my mothering years, I baked and baked and baked. Now, as an active boomer traveler who tries to live a healthy lifestyle—and has to constantly watch her weight—I rarely bake. But my love for cookies hasn’t diminished, which is why I immediately […]

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North Biltmore Facade

Exploring Asheville’s Amazing Biltmore House

USA travel is filled with all types of beautiful, historic, and quirky landmarks, from the vibrant city of Boston to the world’s largest ball of twine in Cawker City, Kansas. However, there are few sites that truly breathe history like Asheville, North Carolina’s extraordinary Biltmore House. Guest writer, Vera Marie Badertscher from Ancestors in Aprons, takes […]

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Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina

Learning to Blend Wine at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery

How are wines made? Would you like to learn how they are blended to create the perfect mix of acidity, tannin, sweetness, fruit and body? You can do that at Raffaldini Vineyards and Winery in Ronda, North Carolina. When Visit Winston-Salem introduced me to the culture, history and fine dining of the area, a wine […]

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The garden at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem

Spend a Day With Art and History on Reynolda Road

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, bills itself as a city of art and innovation. I’d also add history to that description. And you’ll find all three—art, innovation and history—on a walking tour along Reynolda Road. As I drive along Winston-Salem’s Reynolda Road, the trees and landscaping that border the sidewalks, remind me of the beauties of a […]

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Graylyn Estate

If Walls Could Talk: Staying at Graylyn Estate

Arriving at Graylyn Estate is like stepping back in time to the days when tobacco reigned in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A butler greets me on the steps of the stone manor house that was once the home of J.R. Reynolds Tobacco Company Chairman, Bowman Gray, Sr. and his wife, Nathalie Lyons Gray. Stepping inside, I […]

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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina

Hiking Pilot Mountain State Park

If you’re looking for a fun day hike in a North Carolina State Park, I recommend hiking Pilot Mountain State Park. The easy trails lead to pretty overlooks on a beautiful short hike in the woods.   Driving north on Highway 52, Pilot Mountain is the stony punctuation in the rolling hills of the North […]

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