Moon North Carolina
By Jason Frye
Fifth Edition, May 2014
Price: $19.99 USD
North Carolina resident and local writer Jason Frye provides an insider’s look at the Tar Heel State, from the Outer Banks to Charlotte to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Frye includes unique trip ideas like Garden Weekends and offers activities for all interests. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this guide also provides options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on finding the state’s best golf courses, kayaking around Bald Head Island, and browsing through antique shops and art galleries in New Bern, Moon North Carolina gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon North Carolina
Enjoy the very best of North Carolina with these itineraries:
- Best of North Carolina
- The Barbecue Trail
- Generations of Artistry
- Best Scenic Drives
- Historic Lighthouses
Explore what North Carolina has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- The Outer Banks including Nags Head and Vicinity, Roanoke Island, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and Across the Sounds
- Beaufort and the Crystal Coast including New Bern, Croatan National Forest and Vicinity, Beaufort and Vicinity, and Lower Outer Banks
- Wilmington and the Cape Fear Region including The Southern Coast and Inland from Wilmington
- Raleigh and the Triangle including Raleigh and Vicinity, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Sandy Lowlands
- Winston-Salem and Central Carolina including Greensboro and Vicinity, The Sandhills, Southern Pines and Pinehurst
- Charlotte and Racing Country including Vicinity of Charlotte
- Northern Blue Ridge and Foothills including Deep Mountains and In the Shadow of the Blue Ridge
- Ashville and the Southern Blue Ridge including Southern Blue Ridge and Foothills
- Great Smoky Mountains including Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Maggie Valley, Cherokee and the Qualla Boundary, Bryson City and the Nantahala Forest, Waynesville and Vicinity, Robbinsville and the Valley Towns
Raised deep in the mountains of West Virginia, Jason Frye first fell in love with North Carolina as a kid during family vacations to the Outer Banks. In 2002, he swapped his mountains for sand dunes and his river for an ocean when he moved to Wilmington to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing. There, his love for North Carolina deepened into a longing to stay, settle, explore, and be a part of the people, culture, and history of the state.
Along with his wife, Lauren, Jason has kayaked the marshes and waterways near his home; hang glided off the Outer Banks; explored the cityscapes of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem; and wandered the woods and wilds around Asheville.
Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, and the Wilmington Star News, where he’s a restaurant reviewer. He is also a food blogger for Our State Eats.