Lake County is home to over 1,000 lakes and it’s the geographical center of the state. It’s often called “Real Florida” or “Old Florida” – beauty and allure that pre-date Disney or Universal by decades. To me, Mount Dora really … Read More
You know Biltmore as America’s largest private residence located in beautiful Asheville, NC. The Estate and manicured gardens are not necessarily the first place you might think of when I say North Carolina Family Vacation…but you should! Biltmore is a relaxing, family-friendly resort. Read on for dozens of reasons why we highly recommend escaping here for your next family getaway.
The best way to get to know a new location, the culture, and the history behind it, is to spend some quality time with the locals. And one of the best ways to do this is to take part in a local tour. With a little poking around you’ll see that these tours are everywhere. Food tours, city tours, beer or wine tours, history tours, ghost tours – the options are legion.
For Southerners, it’s an easy drive to ski resorts in NC vs. flying out west. Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock, NC is perfect for families who are learning to ski. It’s compact and easy to keep an eye on kids, … Read More
About a mile off the shores of Hilton Head Island, across the Calibogue Sound, sits Daufuskie Island. This small South Carolina sea island isn’t accessible by bridge- only by boat; and it is rich with history, culture and cuisine. Visiting … Read More
If you’re looking for the ultimate outdoor family-fun destination, then head to Sevierville in the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s a family-friendly small town that is a little more relaxed than other cities in the Great Smokies, and for that we … Read More
There is no shortage of top-rated Blue Ridge restaurants for your weekend getaway experience. Which one is best for date night? Lunch after a hike? A treat for the kids? And where do you find the locals for the most authentic experience? Have no fear – we’ve been around the block a time or two (or ten..or twenty…) and have picked JUST the right spot, especially for your dining needs!