Out and About in North Carolina: Did I take a wrong turn and end up in London?

The #IGTRAVELThursday founders are back with our Travel Thursday posts via Instagram photos. We took a hiatus over the summer. I think we all needed the break. We've made one big change to our #IGTravelThursday link-up though. It will happen just once a month now, and it will always be the first Thursday of each month. This is a great way for you to learn about other travel destinations here.

As an original founder, I've decided to keep my posts centered around resorts and hotels with some destination travel mixed-in. Sometimes, I will feature other Instagram accounts. Often times, I will use my own Instagram photos with my own spin.

To kick off the series again, I'm sharing a few photos that I took on a recent trip to Greensboro, N.C. to cover a fantastic food event called, "Savor the South".

Greensboro is about an hour or so west of Raleigh, my hometown. When I pulled up to the valet area of the O.Henry Hotel, a a Four-Diamond boutique hotel in Greensboro, this is what greeted me?

London Taxi in Greensboro, Luxury in Greensboro.

I love it. This English classic takes guests around town.

The hotel has an entire fleet of English taxis. At dinner, the owner of the hotel told me that he has a mechanic in Greensboro that he keeps quite happy.

tea in Greensboro, afternoon tea in N.C., teacups

Teatime at the O.Henry hotel also made me quite happy.

It's about the only hotel that I have found so far in N.C. that offers cream tea, a light afternoon tea, and a high tea. I adore having these choices. Most luxury hotels I've visited just offer the full tea menu.

afternoon tea in Greensboro at O'Henry HOtel

Since I had eaten for two solid hours at the #SavortheSouth tasting event, I had to choose cream tea because I will never ever pass up a scone, but I was too full to eat anything else.

Tea service at the O.Henry was a complete delight. The next day I found myself sitting in the courtyard for coffee. Can you say charming?

courtyard at O'Henry HOtel, Luxury in Greensboro, N.C

I loved my time at the O.Henry. So much so that I ended up matching the bathroom for an event. That was so unplanned, but quite funny. My Mom said I made her dizzy.

Grab a cup of tea. Sit back and read some of the great IGTravelThursday posts that are linked up this week.

Be sure to check out the #IGTRAVELThursday hashtag on Instagram and post your photo as well.

To learn more about Greensboro, N.C., visit http://www.visitgreensboronc.com/ 

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