North Carolina

Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine,
The summer land where the sun doth shine,
Where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great
Here’s to “Down Home,” the Old North State!

Weekend getaway in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
Blue Ridge Mountains (Blowing Rock)

I grew up in North Carolina. It’s one of my favorite places in the world: beautiful and green.How many other places in the United States can claim mountains, pine forests, and beaches within a few hours’ drive? Many of the state’s cities have amazing art, culture and restaurants without many of the negatives we associate with major metropolitan areas. Here are some of my favorite parts of North Carolina!

Blue Ridge Mountains

Exploring America's largest castle! | Teaspoon of Nose

Biltmore Estate, Asheville

Nothing beats a day trip to the beach on a warm February day! Wrightsville Beach, NC | Teaspoon of Nose

Wrightsville Beach in winter

Carowinds is the and NC-SC amusement park and it's not to be missed!

Carowinds, Charlotte

Corolla is a cute beach town in North Carolina's Outer Banks, and is totally worth a visit! | Teaspoon of Nose

Things to do in Corolla

Having a great family day at the NC Zoo! | Teaspoon of Nose

NC Zoo: Asheboro

Chapel Hill & Carrboro fun and tips

My Top Five Durham Restaurants

The Triangle - Durham, Chapel Hill & Raleigh - has so much to offer!

Triangle Bucket List

Durham fun and tips


Chapel Hill & Carrboro fun and tips

Chapel Hill & Carrboro

Raleigh fun and tips


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