North Carolina

North Carolina

Visit the state that gave us the Wright Brothers' 1903 flight, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and Pepsi. From the heights of the Great Smoky Mountains to sea level at the Atlantic coast, discover North Carolina.

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A “Grand” YOLO (You Only Live Once!) Adventure at Carowinds

By: Holly Wooldridge

A “Grand” YOLO (You Only Live Once!) Adventure at Carowinds

By: Holly Wooldridge

“C’mon, Grandma!” she urged. “YOLO!” “What’s YOLO?” “You Only Live Once!” she said with a grin.

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The Weird and the Wonderful: The South

By: Brenda Kissko

The Weird and the Wonderful: The South

By: Brenda Kissko

No matter if you’re from the South, or just passing through, here are 11 Southern myths for you to explore on an epic road trip.

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Taste Buds

Taste Buds

Beaufort, North Carolina: I knew this trip would not disappoint—this 85-mile stretch of pristine coastline has a great reputation for its local fare.

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Outdoor Adventure from Land to Sky

Outdoor Adventure from Land to Sky

From land to sky, there's plenty of outdoor adventure to be had in the Great Smoky Mountains just outside of Sevierville, Tennessee.

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Post-Grad Thrills

By: Sam Boykin

Post-Grad Thrills

By: Sam Boykin

Goofing off and getting active outdoors in North Carolina's Crystal Coast. Bonding over kayaking, kiteboarding, beer, and fried dill pickles.

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Appealing to All Appetites

Appealing to All Appetites

Some of life’s best moments can happen over food and drink, and when it comes to dining experiences, the Outer Banks of North Carolina offer the most memorable.

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Friends with a Travel Pact

By: Rebekah Olsen

Friends with a Travel Pact

By: Rebekah Olsen

Our pact was simple: visit all 50 states over the course of the next 50 years together, one state a year. This year, we wanted to travel to North Carolina.

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Sweet Sips

Sweet Sips

This year’s trip, our tenth, brought us to Duplin County, North Carolina, where we were excited to slow down from our busy lives and relax with a little bit of small-town charm and Southern hospitality.

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9 Great Reasons to Visit the Outer Banks

9 Great Reasons to Visit the Outer Banks

When people ask me what they should see while visiting the OBX, I make sure they don’t miss these.

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Dear Diary

Dear Diary

I can’t believe it! My parents bought season passes to Carowinds! My little brothers and I have been begging for this since before Christmas.

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How Dad Does a Day at the Park

How Dad Does a Day at the Park

Taking the kids to Carowinds in North Carolina is a long-standing family tradition that one dad couldn't wait to continue.

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Outdoors in the Outer Banks

Outdoors in the Outer Banks

The beaches are what attract most visitors to the Outer Banks, and with good reason.

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