Hipmunk Hotels: Places to Stay in North Carolina — Durham, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville and Chapel Hill

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Image via Flickr by Yumian Deng

North Carolina has a diverse landscape ranging from beaches, mountains, and cool cities in between with lots of history. If you haven’t gotten to know this state yet, you will not regret a visit. If you don’t know where to start, the cities of Durham, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville, and Chapel Hill all have plenty of things to do. Each have their own charming personality. Continue reading “Hipmunk Hotels: Places to Stay in North Carolina — Durham, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville and Chapel Hill”

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One of My Favorite Experiences – Volunteering At The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

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Volunteering at the Full Frame Festival.

During our 3 years of living in Durham, North Carolina (2010-2013), my husband and I volunteered at the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and it was my favorite event of the year. I always looked forward to it, and I still miss it. I wish I could volunteer this year!  Continue reading “One of My Favorite Experiences – Volunteering At The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival”

A Free Symphony Orchestra Performance in the Middle of the Street

One summer’s day in Durham, North Carolina, we were driving around when we suddenly heard some classical music and it sounded like it was live. As we got closer we realized it was the Durham Symphony playing in the the middle of the street giving a free performance!

Families were sitting on the adjacent park/grass with lawn chairs listening to this wonderful music. We had to join them. Continue reading “A Free Symphony Orchestra Performance in the Middle of the Street”

Strawberry Picking and Tomato Tasting in Durham, North Carolina

From 2010 to 2013 we lived in Durham, North Carolina and we got to know this amazing town. Did you know it won the title from Southern Living for “Tastiest Town in the South“?

There is a lot of amazing local food and chefs and craft beer and craft ice cream and craft donuts. My favorite restaurant, Guglhupf, is in Durham too.

So we partook in some down to its roots food related activities during the summer including strawberry picking and tomato tasting at the farmer’s market. I enjoyed both activities tremendously.  Continue reading “Strawberry Picking and Tomato Tasting in Durham, North Carolina”

Texture Around The World

Art on a brick wall in Durham, NC
Art on a brick wall in Durham, NC

Texture is something we take for granted those of us who are not blind. Those of us who can see are usually distracted first by what we see instead of what we feel. All kinds of different textures can be found no matter where you are. We can almost see texture before feeling it as our brain makes the connection from past experiences.

Below are several textures I have found around the world. Continue reading “Texture Around The World”

Zigzag Around The World

Zigzag light during the Fullframe Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC
Zigzag light during the Fullframe Documentary Film Festival in Durham, NC

There is a lot of twisting and winding lines that create a zigzag effect around the world, if you look closely you’ll find it in the most unexpected places.

See all the zigzagging action I found around the Americas from North Carolina, to Mexico and the Pacific Northwest.  Continue reading “Zigzag Around The World”

Surrounded By Greenery During A Hike In Eno River State Park

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Eno River State Park is a 4,200-acre state park in Durham, North Carolina. Together with the adjoining West Point on the Eno city park, the two parks preserve over 9 miles of the Eno River and surrounding lands. Continue reading “Surrounded By Greenery During A Hike In Eno River State Park”