North Carolina

5 Best Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Appalachian Trail Great Smoky Mountains

Nestled in the misty peaks of the Appalachian Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park includes enchanting landscapes and unrivaled natural beauty. Straddling the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, this protected land is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. It has an extensive trail system spanning over 850 miles with amazing … Read more

Best National Parks to Visit in Fall (+ Fall Foliage Map)

Fall along the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

Fall is one of the best times to visit some of the nation’s most incredible national parks. The appeal lies in the enchanting display of changing foliage, where leaves shift from greens to warm reds, oranges, and golds. This natural transformation blankets the surroundings in one of nature’s most beautiful displays.  The comfortable fall weather … Read more

Which National Parks are in the Outer Banks NC?

Bodie Island Lighthouse outer banks north carolina

Off the coast of North Carolina, the Outer Banks are a 200-mile chain of narrow barrier islands. As a famous vacation destination, the area is particularly known for sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, oceanfront homes, and luxury resorts. But there is another, and somewhat wilder, side to this unique region that often goes overlooked. The Outer … Read more