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Best Bets: Botanical Gardens Across the Triangle

What's the difference between a botanical garden and an arboretum? It depends on who is asked. Some experts say that an arboretum is a specialized botanical garden while others say the words are simply synonyms. This got us thinking about…

Preview: Fest in the West in Cary Arrives Nov. 6

Howdy partners! Shuffle on down to Cary for Fest in the West. The annual festival is returning to the USA Baseball Training Complex on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10am-4pm. Expect food trucks, live music, contests, and of course kid activities.…

THE MOM’S SPACE: The grieving mom’s island

Please be gentle with me. It’s a phrase that encompasses what many of us grieving moms want from others and need from ourselves. Yet too much gets in the way, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, paralyzed, and alone. Perhaps this is you, or maybe a friend or someone you know who has experienced the loss of a child. When a mother…

WEEKENDER: Elizabeth City

  Elizabeth City is a popular stop on the way to the Outer Banks in the summer months, but the waterfront town is also a great place for a family-friendly weekend trip in the fall. You’ll find cozy accommodations, a range of food and drink options, and lots of seasonal activities for kids. You can also see colorful foliage across…

Is Now the Right Time for a Baby?

When deciding the right time to have a baby, considerations like maternal age, finances, and ages of other children come into play. For more than a year, the pandemic has given couples even more reason to wonder, “Is now the right time?”   “Many people decided to put their desire to expand their families on hold due to the fear…

Guide: Ghost Tours Across the Triangle

History, legends, walking, and goosebumps. What do these four things have in common? Ghost tours! Travel with us as we explore 8 ghost tours that will be sure to have you asking, "What was that?!" All tours listed below are…

From the Mountains to the Beach: 3 Fall Kid-Less Getaways for Charlotteans

Photo courtesy of Asheville’s Applewood ManorEarlier this summer, my husband and I hiked through the woods near Linville Falls, leaving our three boys at home. I felt the stress of the last 18 months melt away. School, jobs, extended family, health, and safety had been our primary concerns. The focus on our partnership had stalled since the pandemic, and we’d…

Spirit Halloween Locations Across the Triangle

"H-A-double L-O-W-double E-N spells Halloween!" It's that time of year. Pumpkins, decorations, and spooky music consume front porches this fall. Soon trick-or-treaters will be embarking onto these scenes, which means costumes will be an essential piece. Head to one of…

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