Head to western North Carolina any time of year to experience the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Soak in the relaxing vibes with a stay at a mountain inn or bed & breakfast as a destination itself, or as a jumping off spot to explore the area. More
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When I moved to North Carolina 18 years ago, I came for the gorgeous weather. I wasn’t the adventurous type. After moving here, I discovered that North Carolina is an adventure lover’s dream destination, and being here brought out the adventurer in me.
If you’re an adrenaline junkie in North Carolina—or an adventurer wannabe—check out these five attractions that will get your heart pumping!
From molasses to glasses” is more than just a slogan for Outer Banks Distilling in Manteo, North Carolina. It is a belief and homage to the rum and nautical histories of the Outer Banks. Now is an exciting time for the craft distillery as it produces legendary, premium spirits known as Kill Devil Rum.
Lake Lure, located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, is a great destination any time of year, but it’s especially fun to visit during the Annual Dirty Dancing Festival which will be held August 24th—25th of this year. I attended last year’s 8th Annual Dirty Dancing Festival which marked the 30th anniversary of the movie and definitely “had the time of my life”! More
Carrboro is a lovely free-spirited town only five to ten minutes from Chapel Hill, home of the University of North Carolina (UNC). Visiting Carrboro offers iconic shopping, stately cathedrals, and to me, represents a quintessential Southern small town. After visiting Carrboro, here are things that I loved about the cute, friendly destination. More
With the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop, the town of Asheville, NC has morphed into more than just a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. This small mountain town, known as the “Paris of the South,” is a hotspot for farm-to-table restaurants, lively music, arts and crafts, upscale shopping and a wide variety of seasonal festivals. More
From the mountains to the coast, North Carolina has everything vacations are made of and there’s an endless list of awesome places to visit. Having lived here for seven years now, I thought I’d choose one special place I visited during each of my seven years, and I hope this list inspires you to visit the Old North State soon. More