Visiting Hickory Ridge Living History Museum with Kids

Photo Credit: Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division For families, educators, and anyone passionate about experiencing history, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum and Horn in the West Outdoor Drama in Boone, North Carolina, offer a treasure trove of educational experiences. This guide helps…

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Local’s Choice: Top 5 Best Hiking Trails in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Grandfather Mountain

The Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina’s High Country is a premier hiking and outdoor exploration destination. The region caters to adventurers of all skill levels, offering diverse trails, from serene walks along the Blue Ridge Parkway to challenging hikes up rugged mountains. The area is renowned for its stunning vistas, rich biodiversity, and unique…

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Affordable Spring Break Day Trips for Families Near Charlotte, NC

Spring break Trips for Families - Family smiling in car

Every year as spring break approaches, families in and around Charlotte, NC, gear up for a week filled with fun, adventure, and learning. With the promise of warmer weather and the kids out of school, it’s the perfect time to explore the bounty of activities that lie just a short drive from the city. Here…

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Scenic Road Trip From Charlotte to Boone

Charlotte to Boone, NC - Close up photo of a road

Are you planning a trip from Charlotte to Boone, North Carolina? Buckle up as we take you on a picturesque adventure full of awe-inspiring sights and some of our favorite stops that will make your road trip to the North Carolina High Country an unforgettable experience. Recommended Stops at a Glance: 1.   Crowder’s Mountain…

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