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Craggy Gardens is one of the most stunning places to visit on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and there are three ways to explore it.

The 41-mile Cherohala Skyway National Scenic Byway twists and curves around mountain peaks and scenic overlooks over a mile above sea level for breathtaking views and recreation.

The King's Highway, today known as U.S. Highway 17, is a gorgeous, fun route to explore on a road trip from Charleston, SC to Wilmington, NC.

10 Places You Must Visit on the Blue Ridge Parkway

The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway features dozens of scenic overlooks and hiking trails, but if you had a limited time where should you go? This list might help you figure that out.

5 Best Scenic Overlooks on the Cherohala Skyway

The Cherohala Skyway is a beautiful and hidden drive through the mountains with lots of scenic overlooks, but which are the best for the mountain views and sunsets?

Three Days on the Cherohala Skyway

With three days on the Cherohala Skyway I discovered just why it's called the "Skyway", hiked a few trails, saw a stunning sunset, and spent some cozy nights camping by a lake.

The problem with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park being the most-visited in the country is that people tend to do the same thing year after year. How about something different?

Along the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway are hundreds of scenic overlooks, hiking trails, and hidden destinations. But which of these have the best view for stunning sunsets?

Fort Macon State Park features one of the most impressive Civil War-era forts to fully explore while also enjoying access to the beach, a museum, and a nice gift shop.

I almost didn’t pull into the parking lot. I almost didn’t walk up those stairs. I almost didn’t see one of the most stunning overlooks on the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. But fortunately I did pull into the parking lot, walk up the short flight of stairs, and spent two hours one morning just admiring […]

If you happen to be driving through Cherokee into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park just before sunset chances are good you’ll spot an elk. Or several elk. Sometimes as many as two dozen will leave the dense forest behind in favor of feeding in the large field at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center. But before […]

cleThe resilient USS North Carolina catches your attention across the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington. You can’t help but notice this mighty battleship dominating the skyline along the waterway. A hop, skip, and a drive across the iconic Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and I was standing at the entrance to the Battleship North Carolina […]