Have you ever paused to marvel at the surprises experienced through our digitally connected world? My guess is that all of you answered a resounding YES to that question. Perhaps you reconnected with a friend through Facebook or have seen your friends’ travel pictures or grandchildren via another social media site. We are all impacted daily by this amazing phenomenon which has become part of the fabric of today’s society.

An interesting thing happened in my social media world when the first edition of the visit NC concierge newsletter arrived in your mailboxes in January. I received an email from a childhood friend, currently living in Florida, that included a Buzzfeed article entitled 15 Stunning North Carolina Towns You Absolutely Need to Visit that another childhood friend and classmate had posted on her Facebook page.

FOUR of visit NC concierge’s 2016 tours are to towns listed in this post! Wow! It’s fabulous that North Carolina is receiving so many accolades from near and far. BuzzFeed has a global audience of 200 million! The wonderful thing about living in our state is that we don’t have to travel great distances to visit and enjoy these stunning places.

Preview of Our Spring Trips

When it’s cold outside do you dream about warm weather and springtime flowers? Plan to come with us to Edenton for Easels in the Gardens on April 15, showcasing 14 gardens that will be filled with visual and performing artists.The deadline for registration is March 15. Email or call to register. You can learn more by clicking here

Another spring day trip takes us to Washington to visit the Estuarium, an environmental education center that tells the story of the thriving ecosystems of the Inner Banks. You won’t want to miss this unique educational experience. Click here for all the details. 

visit NC concierge’s spring extravaganza continues in Asheville May 17-19. This 3-day, 2-night trip to scenic western North Carolina is truly an immersion experience into the arts and culture of the mountains. We’ll explore Biltmore, the area’s crown jewel, and learn more about North Carolina State Parks and the National Park Service as we celebrate the centennial anniversary of both. Click here for Asheville tour details. (Just a little tidbit of cultural news in the Triangle -- the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is partnering with the North Carolina Symphony in March to present a multimedia experience that combines the stirring music of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with breathtaking imagery of nature across our state, celebrating the North Carolina State Parks' 100th anniversary. Catch it if you can! Learn more here.)

I appreciated your feedback from the inaugural issue of this newsletter. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas. I love hearing from you and hope to see you on one or more of our upcoming trips!
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2016 Spring Tours
Edenton|April 15
(Day trip) Our tour of this beautiful riverside town will feature “Easels in the Gardens," the biannual event benefiting The Cupola House. The Cupola House was built in 1758 and has been called the finest Jacobean house south of Connecticut, as well as “North Carolina’s most significant early dwelling.” Tour highlights will include: private gardens; plein air artists; garden party and art sale; strolling musicians; and workshops in floral design, gardening and outdoor entertaining. Click here for all the details! 
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Washington|May 4

(Day trip) Situated on the Pamlico River, this charming Inner Banks community is home to one of North Carolina’s most innovative environmental centers and the world’s first Estuarium. After touring the Estuarium we’ll cruise by charming waterfront homes. For details about this tour, click here
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Asheville|May 17-19

(3 days, 2 nights) Our tour will include “Fashionable Romance: Wedding Gowns in Film,” a costume exhibition at Biltmore House; a tour of the Western Governor’s Mansion Residence; and celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with a drive along “America’s Favorite Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway," including a visit to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Coinciding with the National Park Service centennial celebration, Winston-Salem's Reynolda House is showcasing an Ansel Adams exhibit which we will visit on our return to Raleigh. 
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Contact us to book your tour! 
visit NC concierge is a premier hospitality company dedicated to providing the discriminating traveler unique experiences savoring North Carolina’s history, geography, and culture at a leisurely travel pace while enjoying the state’s finest sites, cuisine, and lodgings. Itineraries are subject to change at the discretion of the company. Group size: minimum 10; maximum 30. Registration for each tour closes 30 days prior to tour start date. For more information, visit us at
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