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Best Destinations to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
6 months ago

Best Destinations to Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

If you’ve never experienced riding in a hot air balloon, you’re really missing out! There’s really no better way to experience the beauty of the world than being up close in person on a hot air balloon. To some, it may seem a little scary. We don’t blame you for feeling that way – it can be frightening to be in one, but once you’re there you won’t regret it. If you’re thinking about taking a hot air balloon ride, why not do it in some of the best destinations in America? Read on to see just where that is…

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5 Sites You Thought Were Part of NPS
6 months ago

5 Sites You Thought Were Part of NPS

The National Park Service has been celebrating the best in our nation’s historical and natural preservation with sites that are as magnificent as they are educational. However, some historical sites are little narrower in the frame of reference, either celebrating a famed scientist or a work of fiction that many people have loved for decades. Although they are not a part of the NPS, the certainly could be, and are still worth checking out on your next road trip.

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Best National Parks for Wildlife Viewing
6 months ago

Best National Parks for Wildlife Viewing

When it comes to our national parks, it’s not all about trees and plants — there are lots of spots where you can catch a glimpse of all sorts of animals at any time of the year. Here are our top picks for places to see fauna along with the flora.

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North Carolina State Fair

North Carolina State Fair

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Raleigh, North Carolina | This 11-day agricultural event is the largest in the nation, with well over 1 million visitors each year. This fair is much more than a livestock …
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Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie
7 months ago

Where to Eat the Best Lemon Meringue Pie

For many of us, a history of Lemon Meringue Pie is necessarily brief, that is, as long as it takes to slice and eat it.  However, in the interest of how delicious things came into being, I am going to offer you what seems to be the most likely story of the origins of lemon meringue pie, and then a few tasty suggestions as to where you should drive, to find the best of the best. Read More

Where to See the Milky Way
7 months ago

Where to See the Milky Way

Now that autumn is upon us, it’s time for chilly nights and gazing up at the stars! The crisp, cooler air makes for some unforgettable sights. You’ll love being able to see Sagittarius, Saturn, Mars, and more from the comfort of a blanket on the ground.

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Top Places to Pan for Gold
8 months ago

Top Places to Pan for Gold

Go for gold! No, we are not even referencing the Olympic games this time. Did you know that everyday Americans have the opportunity to strike gold right in their own back yards? In fact, historians have dubbed it “gold fever” and it has induced dozens of dashed dreams for every life-changing strike. Yet, the fever continues to burn. Check out our Top Places to Pan for Gold:

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Father’s Day Destinations
11 months ago

Father’s Day Destinations

June 19th is the big day for the big guy in your life, and it’s not too late to plan a weekend getaway to celebrate all he’s done for you. Try one of these towns for an easy and fun vacation you’ll both enjoy. Read More

Top North Carolina Beaches to Visit
1 year ago

Top North Carolina Beaches to Visit

With its 301 miles of coastline, just about any spot that meets the Atlantic Ocean is a contender among the top North Carolina beaches to visit. Famous or hidden away, here are our picks:

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Favorite National Parks of the East
1 year ago

Favorite National Parks of the East

When you first think of our nation’s glorious national parks, you may picture the great national parks of the west with their grand vistas and towering sequoias. However, the eastern region of the U.S. boasts many wonderful national parks to enjoy. Take a look at our favorite well-known parks and hidden gems of the eastern U.S.  Read More