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. 

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The Best Sunflower Fields in NC to Visit

The Best Sunflower Fields in NC to Visit

Nothing says summer like seeing fields of beautiful sunflowers! They make me smile. My Instagram and Facebook feeds light up every July with glorious photos of these golden beauties. I see people stage their baby photos, engagement, wedding shoots (how do they time...

Top 10 Best Donuts in North Carolina

Top 10 Best Donuts in North Carolina

Whether you spell them donuts or doughnuts, there is no denying that Americans love this sweet breakfast treat. Our passion for this sweet treat has inspired tv shows, from Superior Donuts on CBS to Donut Showdown on the Cooking Channel. We just can't get enough! It...

Top 5 Drive-In Movie Theaters in NC

Top 5 Drive-In Movie Theaters in NC

The drive-in movie theater is making a come back. Especially as the days of social distancing become the new normal, a new audience will be discovering the appeal of these pieces of Americana. With more than 200 theaters, North Carolina was once one of the top 10...

The 10 Best North Carolina Wine Trails to Visit

The 10 Best North Carolina Wine Trails to Visit

North Carolina’s wine scene has been gaining momentum. Read all about the 10 Best North Carolina Wine Trails to Visit and start planning now for how you’ll be able to spend your weekends exploring these great trails. Most of the wineries have curbside service available at this time so help them out!

The Top 6 Lavender Farms in NC You Should Visit

The Top 6 Lavender Farms in NC You Should Visit

The sweet smell of lavender - you don't need to travel to France to enjoy it! You can enjoy the beautiful fragrance by visiting these lavender farms in North Carolina. Whether you're looking to get some fabulous photographs, enjoy the fragrant air, or cutting your own...

COASTAL PLAINS (EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA)

Top 12 Things to do in Goldsboro: a Weekend Getaway

Top 12 Things to do in Goldsboro: a Weekend Getaway

If weekend getaways are your favorite way to explore new towns, then add Goldsboro to your list. This list of best things to do in Goldsboro provides a variety to both newcomers and long-time visitors. As the home of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the town already...

Top Things to do in Goldsboro at Night

Top Things to do in Goldsboro at Night

In Goldsboro for the weekend? Or perhaps visiting someone stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base? No matter what brought you to Goldsboro, North Carolina, you may be wondering, what are the top things to do in Goldsboro at night? Plenty! The downtown area houses...

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.

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)

A Weekend in Shelby NC: a Complete Travel Guide

A Weekend in Shelby NC: a Complete Travel Guide

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!

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.

About Me

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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