Category Archives: Shopping

NC: DeWayne’s- From Pumpkin Patch to Shopping Destination

Selma, NC Exit 97: DeWayne’s – Would you believe this amazing gift, clothes and garden decor shop started out as a pumpkin stand? DeWayne persevered with his produce stand after having to move it 3 times. What began as DeWayne’s … Continue reading

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CT: Welcome Spring at New Haven’s Cherry Blossom Festival

New Haven, CT Exit 47: The 44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is a celebration of spring commemorating the planting of 72 Yoshino Japanese Cherry Blossom trees in 1973.  Hanami (cherry blossom) viewing, has been a Japanese custom since the 7th … Continue reading

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VA: Good Earth Peanuts are Virginia Peanuts at their Best

Skippers, VA Exit 4: Virginia grows the largest variety of peanuts in the world. The Good Earth Peanut Company ships Virginia peanuts fresh in a variety of forms: raw and cooked, in and out of the shell. Sitting right on … Continue reading

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MD: Binge on Chocoholic Sushi with Chocolate Martinis at Annapolis Festival

Annapolis, MD Exit   : Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy a day to celebrate everybody’s favorite sweet, the art of chocolate. The first block of West St. (Annapolis’ Arts District) will be closed to traffic, while chocolate lovers unite and … Continue reading

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CT: Old Lyme Showcases its Artistic Heritage with a Midsummer Festival

Old Lyme, CT Exit 70: Celebrate Old Lyme’s artistic heritage at the 30th annual Old Lyme Midsummer Festival. This two-day event, a quintessential New England bash for all ages, takes place in the heart of Old Lyme’s historic district. Browse … Continue reading

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SC: Buy One-of-a-Kind Art at the South Carolina Artisans Center

Walterboro, SC Exit 53N or 57S: The South Carolina Artisans Center is the state‘s official folk art and craft center, showcasing hand-made creations (blown glass, sweet-grass baskets, whimsical garden sculptures, carvings, pottery, jewelry, shawls, quilts, tatting, wooden objects) by over … Continue reading

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NC: 100,000 sq. ft. of Antiques in Selma’s Antique District

Selma, NC Exit 98: Selma Uptown Antique & Collectibles District – Antique Alert! If you’re a forager, you might as well take a nearby motel, because there’s 100,000 sq. ft. of antiques within walking distance of each other. It is … Continue reading

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SC: Recycled Golf Balls, and Fireworks Too

Hardeeville, SC Exit 8: So this is where all your balls (Titleist, Maxfli, Precept, Nike, Bridestone, Calloway, Srixen, Pinnacle) wind up after they’ve disappeared into the woods. The Golf Ball Outlet and Fireworks Mega Store has been in the business … Continue reading

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FL: Friendly, Fashionable Shop for Window Treatments in Boynton Beach

Boynton Beach, FL Exit 59 west : Montrealers who live in southern Florida will be happy to know that they can shop for window treatments by one of our own. Shoppers Drapes & Blinds, right off an exit of Interstate … Continue reading

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VA: 10 Free Historic Sites in Downtown Richmond

Richmond, VA Exit 74: Looking for a fun holiday event for the whole family? How about the 29th Annual Court End Christmas. An annual holiday tradition, ten historic sites in downtown Richmond open their doors for a day of free … Continue reading

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