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Moon Charlotte

First Edition, June 2010
Pages: 256

Price: $16.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598803662

Price: $9.99 USD
ISBN: 9781612380704

Freelance writer and green living advocate Jodi Helmer offers her firsthand experience as a Charlotte local, covering the best of the city—including artsy NoDa, the industrial South End, and the vibrant center of nightlife in Uptown. She also spotlights neighboring NASCAR Country—particularly Mooresville, Concord, and Kannapolis—the cities NASCAR fans flock to for race shop tours and a chance to glimpse their favorite drivers. Helmer provides a variety of unique travel strategies, including The Best of Charlotte, Fun and Free: Charlotte on a Budget, and Family-Friendly Charlotte. Complete with expert tips on the best bars, museums, and shopping areas, Moon Charlotte gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

What’s inside Moon Charlotte

Enjoy the very best of Charlotte with these itineraries:
    • The Best of Charlotte
    • Top 10 Sights for Kids
    • Best Ways to Beat the Heat
Discover the ins and outs of Charlotte’s neighborhoods.

Recommendations for the top restaurants, nightlife, shops, sights, and hotels in:

    • Uptown
    • South End and Dilworth
    • Plaza Midwood and NoDa
    • Elizabeth
    • Myers Park
    • South Park
    • Greater Charlotte
Take a trip outside the city with these excursions:
    • Winston-Salem
    • Blowing Rock and the Blue Ridge Parkway
    • Wilmington

It’s taken Jodi Helmer a long time to find a place to call home. She grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada, but packed up her hockey bag and headed west after graduating from Trent University. She lived in Alberta, California, and Oregon before packing up once again and moving to North Carolina. Once the culture shock wore off, Jodi fell in love with life in the South. She has explored all corners of the state—from Blowing Rock to Ocracoke—and developed a taste for sweet tea and barbecue.

Jodi writes for various magazines, including Backpacker, Women’s Health, Shape, American Way, Woman’s Day, and Charlotte Magazine. She also is the author of The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference.

When she isn’t working in her pajamas from her Charlotte home, Jodi volunteers with a local dog rescue and goes hiking with her dogs, Molly, Milo, and Roxie.