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Bluffton

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] Once you’ve spent time in this fetching South Carolina coastal town situated on the May River and just a half an hour’s drive from Savannah, we predict it will rise in the ranks as your go-to getaway. A relaxed air pervades the place like Spanish moss, but this is no scruffy enclave. Bluffton…

Black Mountain

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] Just twenty minutes outside Asheville, Black Mountain has a gravitational pull all its own. Cocooned in the belly of the Blue Ridge, this amiable mountain town makes slowing your roll the only reasonable thing to do. They don’t call it the Front Porch of Western North Carolina’s Blue Ridge for nothing. The highly…

Leiper’s Fork

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] If you’ve not heard of Leiper’s Fork, we couldn’t really blame you. This unincorporated village along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee flies mostly under the radar. That is unless you’ve been there. In that case, returning to Leiper’s Fork is nearly all that’s on your mind. Leiper’s casts a spell all its own.…

Lewisburg

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] We didn’t stop just because they’ve been crowned “The Coolest Small Town in America,” but we’ll admit the roadside sign did pique our curiosity.  I mean, how cool could they be, right?  Well, let’s put it this way– it has become a running joke around here that we never fail to stop in Lewisburg when…

Lexington

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] Tucked quietly behind VMI’s warm ochre barracks, the historic district of Lexington, Virginia blends just the right amount of Main Street Americana with a certain citified allure.  The beautiful wrought iron balconies and pebbled walk leading to Stonewall Jackson’s kitchen garden and carriage are alongside gilded truffles, coffee shops, and sweet boutiques. Craftsmen…

Oberlin, Ohio

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] The allure of Oberlin, Ohio is akin to being caught in the gravitational pull of a planet. It is its own world beckoning you home. Oberlin is both earthy and cerebral, edgy and refined. Juxtaposing Oberlin College’s picturesque historical architecture is an unwavering commitment to engaging the complex issues of the day. This…

Pittsboro

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] It is the soul of a town that shapes its persona, and Pittsboro reminds us that a good friend with an infectious belly laugh can charm us every time. Its plain talk and easy smiles make us feel as if we’ve been pals for life. With a happy mix of artists and farmers,…

Saxapahaw

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] There is a certain generosity of spirit that spreads easily in a community which knows it’s got something good going. Such is the case in the magical little hamlet of Saxapahaw, tucked sweetly in Alamance County, North Carolina. Warmth and openness are de rigueur here. While the town’s hub consists of a narrow…

Yellow Springs

[icegram campaigns=”7103″] Not far outside Dayton to the east, Yellow Springs, Ohio has long held a bohemian rep. Hordes descend upon the village each summer and fall for a taste of its unabashed individuality and zest for life during the epic semi-annual Street Fair. The hold-overs from an attempt at utopia, Yellow Springs residents are…