NC Explorer: Fun Things to Do in Chapel Hill

Today on American Nomad we’re exploring the southern part of heaven – Chapel Hill, NC. Home to The University of North Carolina and center of The Tar Heel Nation, Chapel Hill offers a plethora of culutre, good eats, sports and more. Located roughly thirty minutes west of Raleigh, Chapel Hill is a crossroads of academics, […]

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Fun Things to Do in Raleigh NC

In today’s edition of American Nomad, I’m sharing a few of my favorite things to do in my hometown of Raleigh North Carolina. Quick Facts: Location: Raleigh is in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina…NC has a diverse terrain from Mountains to Piedmont (hilly region) and the Coastal Plain (and gorgeous coast). Why visit Raleigh? […]

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Must See in Asheville NC

Tucked in the beauty and mystery of the smoky Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville North Carolina is a hub for culture, arts and moutaineers seeking adventure. I’m blessed to live only a few hours from this mountain jewel and try to visit Asheville several times a year. No matter how often I visit I never tire […]

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Looking Glass Falls Byway

Not ready to return to the hubbub of Raleigh quite yet, my mom and I decided to take a scenic detour before heading back to I-40. Upon leaving Sapphire, just after 10 a.m., we drove east on Highway 64 towards the quaint mountain hamlet of Brevard NC. I considered attending Brevard College for music, but […]

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Blue Ridge Explorer: Lake Toxaway, NC

One of my favorite spots in the North Carolina mountains is Lake Toxaway.   Hidden in the Sapphire Valley, roughly sixty miles southwest of Asheville, near Cashiers, NC,  Situated at 3100 feet, Lake Toxaway has long enchanted travelers to its peaceful and serene waters.  Its pure waters and meandering shoreline, nestled against rugged peaks and […]

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