We love our adopted home state of North Carolina. From the beauty of the coast, through the plains, to the majestic mountains, North Carolina has something to offer everyone.
COASTAL PLAINS (EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA)
Wondering whether Wilson, NC’s whirligigs are worth seeing? Here are 10 things to do in Wilson to convince you to spend a day, from filling your belly with world renowned steak to learning NC’s history.
You can visit North Carolina’s lighthouses in a few days. Find an itinerary, costs and links to plan your own epic trip to see the 7 lighthouses.
Your complete guide to all the breweries in and around Wilmington, NC.
So many reasons to visit Carolina Beach in North Carolina! Find out the top 12 things to do and see during your weekend getaway.
Looking for a weekend getaway on the East Coast in the Carolinas? Kinston, NC, is the perfect getaway for foodies, art lovers, and beer aficionados. It is both a romantic and family friendly destination.
Did you know that Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, NC, offers guided tours of the base? Find out what to expect and how to reserve a spot.
Fans of Vivian Howard flock to this restaurant featured on PBS’ “A Chef’s Life.” Here is a little taste of what to expect during your visit.
A luxury hotel in Kinston, NC? See how this historical bank building has been transformed into a boutique hotel that must be experienced if you’re in the area!
Mother Earth Brewing has become a destination onto itself in Kinston, NC.
Vivian Howard expands her dining options with Boiler Room Oyster Bar in Kinston, NC. Here is a less fussy option to enjoy her delicious food. Don’t miss the banana pudding!
piedmont (central north carolina)
Best known for hosting an annual Hot Sauce Festival, Oxford, NC has lots to offer within an easily walkable radius, making it a perfect getaway destination. #oxfordnc #hotsaucefestival
Looking for a self-guided walking tour of downtown Durham’s murals? Look no further! Full walking directions and map included.
Your ultimate list of Durham’s alcohol production facilities including all breweries, distilleries, cidery and meadery. Handy tour chart included!
This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read our Disclosure Policy. For the last decade, Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) has been my home base airport. While at times I’ve been frustrated over the fact that flights frequently take me to a...
This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read our Disclosure Policy. On February 1, 1960, four young black college students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, guided by the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King,...
Looking for tigers in North Carolina? Come visit the Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro! You’ll learn all about saving these beautiful animals in captivity and in the wild.
This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read our Disclosure Policy. Moving to the Bull City ten years ago, I've seen this city transform from a place that was in parts abandoned, to the vibrant community that it is today. Durham became...
Visiting the Chapel Hill, NC area? The Rizzo Center is a refuge where you can relax while being in the middle of the action. Check out all the great features of this hotel property.
Tips on how to get around Durham, NC if you’re visiting our fair city. So many options!
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC, has been at the forefront of the NC craft beer movement. Read all about the reasons why you should visit Fullsteam.
MOUNTAINS (WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA)
Spend a leisurely day exploring one distillery, two wineries, and three breweries in this area not far from Charlotte, NC.
Shelby, North Carolina, has been a weekend getaway destination for over a hundred years. Find out what to do, see, and where to eat in Shelby, North Carolina! Definitely book your trip!
This things to do in Concord NC post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read our Disclosure Policy. With the motto “where racing lives,” you’ll be surprised at how much there is to do in Concord, North Carolina. While racing permeates...
This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read our Disclosure Policy. Having recently changed our motto to "expanding our horizons locally" we've taken it to heart. To us it means not only exploring more locally, but also trying new...
This post may contain affiliate links. For more information, please read our Disclosure Policy. Long recognized as a racing destination (to anyone familiar with NASCAR at least!), Cabarrus lives in the shadow of North Carolina’s biggest city, Charlotte, But...
Charlotte is North Carolina’s largest city. It makes the top lists of several magazines. Learn what I liked about Charlotte that make it unique.