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From majestic peaks to hip and historic small towns, Lake Lure and the Blue Ridge Foothills offer everything you need for a getaway that will help you renew your senses. With great food, fun things to do, and amazing things to see, the lake may lure you – but the spectacular scenery and abundant activities will make you want to stay awhile.

Now, you can win a family trip for four to the area that Frommer’s Budget Travel called ‘a lake not to miss’. The winner will receive:

  • Two rooms for four nights and breakfast for four at the historic Lake Lure Inn and Spa
  • Admission for four to Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park and a picnic lunch provided by the park’s Old Rock Café
  • A one-hour Lake Lure Boat Cruise for four.
  • A 90-minute eco-kayak tour for four and a ½ day pontoon boat rental from the Lake Lure Adventure Company.
  • A half-day guided fishing trip for two from Granddaddy Fly Fishing.
  • A two-hour guided scenic horseback tour for four from Cedar Creek Riding Stables.
  • $100 gift certificate for MSquared Restaurant
  • $100 gift certificate for the Anna Rose Restaurant
  • $100 shopping voucher
  • $500 travel voucher

Enter today! The sweepstakes ends August 31, 2009.

Courtesy of www.visitnc.com


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It comes as no surprise that people from the north move to Florida every year in droves. For decades the migration to Florida was as obvious as the ripe colors of the oranges on the Florida trees. Now, as hundreds of thousands of Floridians start to miss the comforts of the north, a new movement is rising, one that has Florida residents becoming Halfbacks.

A Florida Halfback is a nickname given to Floridians that originally migrated to Florida from the north, but now prefer to live halfway back, in the scenic mountain and lake areas of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The official website for those aspiring to be part of the Halfback movement is FloridaHalfbacks.com.
FloridaHalfbacks.com offers visitors a comprehensive guide to spending time in these beautiful mountain and lake regions with just a few clicks of a button. The website provides detailed information on real estate agents, cabin rentals, hotels, bed and breakfast inns, developments, campgrounds, attractions, and more for those considering a temporary or perpetual stay in the mountain and lake regions.

Advertisers sweeten the pot for those visiting FloridaHalfbacks.com by offering incentives geared towards Florida residents to spend time in the mountain and lake regions of the Southeast. The website is easy to navigate, offering visitor’s subject related pages on all of the Halfback regions. One can visit the website for twenty minutes and have an abundance of information that will facilitate their ability to enjoy the area.

Several factors fueling the Florida Halfback trend include cooler milder weather, less traffic, lower real estate prices, and significantly lower property tax and insurance for home owners. All of the above factors have made becoming a Florida Halfback an enticing option.

With the growth of interest in the mountain and lakes regions, it is no surprise that FloridaHalfbacks.com is growing rapidly as well. The just-launched website is already seeing an increase in daily traffic. Combine the traffic increase with a user friendly online forum community, and it is safe to assume this site will be a major resource for those looking to relocate to this special region of the country in the near future.
For more information on the website or about Florida Halfbacks visit www.FloridaHalfbacks.com

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