NORTH CAROLINA

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)

Ten Things To Do in Wilson, NC

Ten Things To Do in Wilson, NC

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.

Things to do in Kinston, NC – A Weekend Plan

Things to do in Kinston, NC – A Weekend Plan

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.

Visit Seymour Johnson Air Force Base!

Visit Seymour Johnson Air Force Base!

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.

How To Enjoy Chef and The Farmer

How To Enjoy Chef and The Farmer

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.

Boiler Room Oyster Bar – A must!

Boiler Room Oyster Bar – A must!

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)

12 Fun Things to do in Oxford, NC

12 Fun Things to do in Oxford, NC

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

Raleigh-Durham’s Airport

Raleigh-Durham’s Airport

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...

International Civil Rights Center & Museum – Greensboro, NC

International Civil Rights Center & Museum – Greensboro, NC

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,...

Tigers in North Carolina!

Tigers in North Carolina!

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.

Durham, NC – A Great Small City!

Durham, NC – A Great Small City!

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...

MOUNTAINS (WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA)

Weekend Getaway: the Best Things to Do in Concord NC

Weekend Getaway: the Best Things to Do in Concord NC

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...

World of Outlaws World Finals – A Visitor’s Guide

World of Outlaws World Finals – A Visitor’s Guide

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...

Race to Taste – A Tasting Tour of Cabarrus County, NC

Race to Taste – A Tasting Tour of Cabarrus County, NC

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...

The Ultimate Weekend in Charlotte NC

The Ultimate Weekend in Charlotte NC

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.

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Raised as a third culture kid living in South America and Europe, Annick caught the travel bug early.  Now that the children are gone, but still saving for retirement, she enjoys traveling in an affordable way and wants to share those ideas.

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