Stories tagged: "travel"

Uptown Charlotte has one of the busiest fireworks shows, but towns and cities across North Carolina are planning festive fireworks shows this year. (Photo by Patrick Schneider for Charlotte Center City Partners via Uptown Charlotte)
12 Best New Year’s Eve Fireworks Displays in North Carolina

From Raleigh’s Acorn Drop to High Country's ski resort soirees, these are the best places across North Carolina to watch fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

This Asheville coffee shop, opened in 1999, took a double-decker bus from England and made it one of the area's more original coffee shop vibes. (Image via Double D's Coffee and Desserts)
9 Local Coffee Shops in North Carolina That We Love

Just about every North Carolina town or city has a coffee shop that’s worth a visit. We’ve picked some of our favorites below.

Armed with a chainsaw, Mountain Mike will carve you animals, superheroes, just about anything.
Elk, Chainsaw Carving, and Building a Good Drum: Our Guide to NC’s Blue Ridge Craft Trails

A tour of western NC’s craft secrets, from Cherokee to the High Country.

The holidays are a feast for the eyes at Biltmore Estate in Asheville. (Shutterstock)
5 Things to Know About the Holiday Lights at Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned home in America. And this time of year, it’s a feast for the eyes.

Sky Ridge Yurts in Bryson City features an upscale take on yurts, portable tents historically used by nomadic groups in Central Asia. (Image via Sky Ridge Yurts)
Sleep in a Yurt, and 4 Other Ideas for a One-of-a-Kind Stay in North Carolina

Mountain glamping, art hotels, and cottagecore dreams: A short list of one-of-a-kind North Carolina lodging destinations. 

Darlene Gabbard, a member of North Carolina's Lumbee Tribe, started making wine as a hobby, using apples and wild blackberries on her family farm. Now she's the owner of Native Vine Winery in Lexington. (Courtesy of Native Vine Winery)
Meet the People Behind North Carolina’s Emerging Wine Scene

NC winemakers talk about their favorite wines and why they get so many visitors to the vineyard.

Shelby's inimitable Cozy School Bus rental.
11 Funky Places to Stay in North Carolina This Holiday Season

From a hobbit house to a hippie bus to a shipping container on the beach, NC’s hosts get creative with overnight accommodations.