¡Hurra por Cinco de Mayo!

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If you’ve followed my blog for very long, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m from Texas and that I take two food groups seriously: barbecue and tacos. There’s a holiday approaching that Texans go crazy for, and that’s Cinco de Mayo (5th of May). This day is really nothing more than an excuse for us to drink margaritas and eat Mexican food, but I’m just fine with that. For the last coup… [...]

Take the Hometown Hops Challenge!

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Remember how I told you April is the best month to visit the Fayetteville area? I’m giving you yet another big reason why: NC Beer Month. Now that Cumberland County can boast five breweries, we have even more reasons to celebrate big this month. To help our visitors discover all five destinations, the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau created a Hometown Hops Passport. You’ll want to… [...]

Soak Up the Arts in April!

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April is the month to visit the greater Fayetteville area. For starters, the natural beauty of the Sandhills’ region is on full display here. Then there's our blooming arts scene, specifically the performing arts. This month we’ll be enjoying the sounds of jazz in the park, relishing a Jane Austen classic on stage, celebrating National Poetry Month at a festival and watching dance teams show off the… [...]

Savoring Springtime in Hope Mills

Just one of several thriving communities in Cumberland County is the Town of Hope Mills. As this municipality has grown over the years, it’s somehow managed to keep that American small-town charm I love so much. Some exciting new attractions are popping up in that area this year, and I'm discovering more and more events to put on the calendar (not to mention good eats). We’re talking an Easter celebrat… [...]

21 Ideas for How to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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If you've never celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in the greater Fayetteville area, then you’ve been missing out! With the holiday falling on a Saturday, it’s no surprise we have even more events planned this year. We're getting into brewery mischief, good eats, outdoor adventures and much more. I'm sharing 21 ideas for how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the communities of Cumberland County. Get… [...]

25 Runs/Walks to Tackle This Spring

The greater Fayetteville area has rightfully earned the reputation of being a runner's destination. As it's home to thousands of military members, veterans and retirees from Fort Bragg, our locals naturally take fitness to a whole new level. Spring marks the season when you'll find a different run/walk every single weekend in the communities of Cumberland County. Visitors come from all over to tackle… [...]

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