Posts by Karen Dawkins

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Lafayette Village: The French Connection in Raleigh

Old world charm surrounds you as you walk along stone pathways between stucco buildings draped in hanging floral baskets and wrought iron. You peer into shop windows, admiring floral arrangements and delectable chocolates. The smell of wood-fired pizza mingles with other inviting aromas nudging you to grab a bite, to be enjoyed al fresco, under Edison lights and whimsical flags. Nearby, a fountain bubbles, a soft undertone to the casual conversations of passersby.

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The 5 Best Places for Adrenaline Junkies in North Carolina

When I moved to North Carolina 18 years ago, I came for the gorgeous weather. I wasn’t the adventurous type. After moving here, I discovered that North Carolina is an adventure lover’s dream destination, and being here brought out the adventurer in me. If you’re an adrenaline junkie in North Carolina—or an adventurer wannabe—check out these five attractions that will get your heart pumping!

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