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Asheville, NC, for LGBTQ travelers

Though the southeast, in general, has never been among the most gay-friendly regions in the United States, there are some pockets, namely urban areas, where the LGBTQ community is not only welcomed but also embraced. One such place is Asheville, North Carolina. The southern charm in Asheville is warm and sincere. Being downtown and among […]

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Best things to do Charlotte, NC

There is nothing more soulless than a banking town. The term alone conjures images of imposing glass towers full of boring people who care about nothing but money and how to make more of it. In America’s second-largest banking center, it’s an image that’s been tough to shake. It’s not a bad image, necessarily. Charlotte […]

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Best hikes in North Carolina

North Carolina is pure heaven in the summer. The breezes along the Outer Banks make the humid beach days feel like a tropical paradise. The cities are alive with summer festivals. And the mountains in the west are warm enough to hike — and usually dry enough to do it comfortably. Of course, in spots […]

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Reasons to visit Greensboro, NC

North Carolina has low-key climbed the tourism totem pole. Where North Carolina once straddled the deep South and the mid-Atlantic has deftly taken its combination of mild weather, serene beaches, and adventure-filled mountains and turned itself into the California of the East. Luring young families, snowbirds, college students, and retirees to its lush pine forests […]