Moon North Carolina
By Sarah Bryan
Fourth Edition, October 2010
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Folklorist and oral historian Sarah Bryan offers her unique perspective on North Carolina, from beach-combing and bird-watching on the Outer Banks to exploring Appalachian culture along scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Sarah is the perfect tour guide to the Tar Heel State—using her background in regional folklore, she provides unique trip itineraries, including Folklife in North Carolina and North Carolina Oddities. From hiking to the “balds”—wildflower-dotted, ridge-top areas in the Smoky Mountains—to sampling delicious southern cooking from Mama Dip’s kitchen in Chapel Hill, 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
- Festivals for Foodies
- Best Scenic Drives
- Generations of Artistry
- Green Mansions: Garden Weekends
- North Carolina Wildlife
- Historic Lighthouses
- Maritime Life and Lore
Explore what North Carolina has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Asheville and the Southern Blue Ridge
- The Outer Banks including Nags Head and Vicinity, Roanoke Island, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and Across the Sounds
- Beaufort and the Central 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 Points 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
- 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
Sarah Bryan was born in North Carolina to a family whose roots reach back through 300 years of Carolina history. Her North Carolina forebears include Moravian pilgrims and Confederate veterans, tugboat pilots and tobacco farmers, preachers and moonshiners.
A third-generation University of North Carolina alum, Sarah grew up in a family filled with Tar Heel pride. There was only one conceivable scenario in which the TV would be turned off during a Tar Heel basketball game: when the score was so close and suspense so high that family elders with weak hearts were in medical danger. There are few things that Sarah loves as much as Tar Heel basketball, but fortunately, many of the close runners-up—including alligators, boiled peanuts, and The Andy Griffith Show—are abundantly accessible in North Carolina.
Sarah and her husband Peter Honig live in Durham and are both old-time fiddlers. She works as a folklorist and oral historian at the North Carolina Folklife Institute and is the editor of the Old-Time Herald, a long-established magazine about traditional Southern music. Work, music, and hunting for old records carry her to the farthest reaches and remotest crossroads of this huge state. Whether she’s at home or on the road, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.