Looking for Mayberry

Riding back roads through rural North Carolina, we happened across a bit of our childhoods, wrapped up inside the Andy Griffith Museum in Mount Airy, his hometown.

Stalking the Wild Venus Flytrap

Where do you find a Venus fly-trap in its native habitat? Within a 75 mile radius of Wilmington, North Carolina. Hikers, of course, have the upper hand in finding this tiny carnivore in the wild.

Wilmington’s Gardens

From azaleas to pitcher plants, Wilmington, NC, offers the most diverse spectrum of gardens we’ve seen in the South. Thank the thousands of gardeners who live in the area and spend their time cultivating these sensory riches.

The Wilmington Riverwalk

Stretching the length of downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, the Wilmington Riverwalk ties together interests as diverse as the city itself, from dining to boatbuilding

The High Light: Cape Hatteras

Built in 1870, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is THE sentinel of the East Coast, the tallest lighthouse in America and second tallest in the world on the most dangerous cape on our continent.

The Outer Banks

With wind, water, and vast swaths of public land protecting the oceanfront and Pamlico Sound, the Outer Banks immerse visitors in a natural seashore experience unparalleled on the East Coast

Taking Flight

At Wright Brothers National Memorial in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, walk in the footsteps of Orville and Wilbur at Kill Devil Hill to learn how the brothers from Dayton, Ohio, discovered how to fly

Spirit of Standing Bear

A joyful spirit peering out of an antique washing machine cheered me up as we reached Standing Bear Farm after days of soaking rain on the Appalachian Trail.