Teresa A. McLamb

Cats, the Atlantic Ocean, sunrise at Carolina Beach and sunset over San Francisco, the word y’all, my beautiful son and daughter (and amazing daughter-in-law and granddaughter), and travel to anywhere new are among my favorite things in life. My family found its way to North Carolina from Scotland and Ireland, France and England in the late 1600's and early 1700's. I feel a strong connection to all those places that are in my DNA and to all those individuals who gave me a chance to be who I am. I’m grateful for my Southern upbringing, my education at two fine Southern universities (UNCCH and UNCW), and my luck in having ancestors smart enough to settle on the coast of North and South Carolina. I’m also grateful to have the opportunity to travel and write about this spectacular planet. Last spectacular trip: photo safari in Africa. Did that April 2016. Phenomenal. Life is good.

Flower Power Down South: The North Carolina Azalea Festival

Wilmington, North Carolina

For nearly 70 years now, Wilmington has been ringing in every new spring with one of the biggest and best festivals in the South, complete with beautiful belles, spectacular entertainment, and, of course, the most amazing azaleas

Britt’s Donuts

Carolina Beach, North Carolina

With seventy-seven years under their belt at one of the best boardwalks in the nation—you are not gonna beat Britt’s for something sweet in the morning

Rose O’Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy

Montgomery County, Maryland

Despite the James Bond stereotype, some of history’s most effective spies have been women