Llamas and vino, wine not?

Venture just about an hour and a half north of the Queen City into a town called East Bend and you’ll find llamas and miniature horses at Divine Llama Vineyards–did somebody just say spend an afternoon hanging out with llamas and drinking vinos? Sure, wine not?!?

Part of the Yadkin Valley Appellation, DLV has sprawling vineyards and pastures were you can enjoy tasting wine and then roam around the property to see llamas, miniature horses, and a variety of chicken in their coop.

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The Family Beach

Longer days are here and while it’s not officially summer yet, I know the hotter weather has got you thinking about that next beach trip!Β  Luckily for us Charlotteans, we do have a few beach choices within at least a three and a half hour drive (or you can book a non-stop three to four-hour flight to the Caribbean…but that’s another post!)Β  Everyone’s heard of Myrtle Beach, also known as “The Grand Strand” or by its less favorable nicknames of “Dirty Myrtle” and “Redneck Riviera.”Β  Spring breakers, bikers, golfers, and families have been visiting the 60 miles of beaches for lounging, shows, shopping, and dining.Β  But if you’d like to avoid the touristy spots and the crowds this summer and go for some classic, family-friendly beach time, venture just twenty to thirty minutes south towards Surfside Beach, also known as “The Family Beach.”

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