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Top Places to Retire: Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas

Waterfront marina and boats at Rivermist in Southport, North Carolina

  Every great story needs a great setting. Don’t just start a new chapter in your life, start a whole new book. Palmetto Creek is the perfect place for that dream home on the coast or a rewarding retirement. Imagine owning a low maintenance home in a gated village ideally located between the Wilmington, NC, riverfront and the entertainment and ... Read More »

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Fabulous Festivals

Read this article and more on By Nancy Gross Annual festivals offer a wide variety of unique entertainment and activities. From smooth jazz and exquisite wine to spectacular gardens and thrilling regattas, festivals awaken our adventurous spirit and bring beauty to our world. Here are just some of the outstanding festivals taking place this year.   The St. Thomas ... Read More »

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It’s Fire on the Dock

Click here to read this and other articles on our digital publication. or on the Rock or in the City “Got to Be NC” Dining Competition Series by Vanessa E. Harris White linen, fine china and delicate floral arrangements set the scene. The low murmur of conversation and the tinny laughs of happy and lively guests spread a tinge of ... Read More »

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Ideal Destinations – Naples, FL

Naples Florida Retirement | Walking on the Beach | Retire to Florida

Naples will sweep you off your feet with its unparalleled sunsets, this stunning location teams with nationally renowned art, restaurants, and pristine natural beauty. Read More »

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Small Town Charm

Last summer my family vacationed in Bryson City, North Carolina, a little town nestled quietly in the mountains of NC. We rented a cozy little cabin located off a mountain road and surrounded by trees, and explored the town for a week. It was a very peaceful vacation, with cool nights and mornings, and beautiful warm days. The town itself ... Read More »

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On the Road Again: Roadside Attractions

Even though school has started back in most places, summer is not quite over yet! There might be time for just one more vacation, one last road trip.  As mentioned before, the road trip is the destination before the destination. In fact, you might want to take a road trip just to find all the smaller destinations. No matter where ... Read More »

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The Ultimate Bucket List

Bucket List Great Wall of China

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson At Ideal Living magazine, we believe that every person should live their lives to the fullest each and every day. Sometimes that means going outside of your comfort zone and trying something that you’ve always wanted to do. We’ve compiled our ultimate bucket list to ... Read More »

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Battleships of the South

Imagine having to build a ship, one that could withstand the tricks of the sea and accommodate passengers. Imagine having to build a ship that could do that, and protect against enemy attack. A real life game of Battleship, where there is no such thing as red and white pegs to indicate the “hit” or “miss” of a missile. Scattered ... Read More »

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50 Must See Travel Destinations

The editor’s of Ideal Living magazine have chosen 50 fabulous destinations for travel. Following are five of them, click here to read the entire article.  Harbor Island Light House in Hilton Head Fantastic views as well as an interesting history lesson on everything from early inhabitants of the island to plantation life, the Civil War and beyond can be found ... Read More »

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St. Augustine: Being Young in the Oldest City


Florida has a lot to offer those who find themselves in the Sunshine State. From their juicy oranges and Disney World, to the beautiful beaches and tropical climate, Florida has it all. It even has the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine. The city was founded in September of 1565, and now sits in between North East Florida ... Read More »

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