interviews

How the Travel Industry Has Changed Since 9/11

Since the September 11th attacks, for most travelers, much has changed, including an increase in costs, inconveniences, and security measures. Laura Martone interviews travel industry veteran Bob Diener for more insights into fees and changes to expect in the future.

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On the Go with a Baby in Brazil, Part 1

Marissa Cortes, a New Yorker who authors the Travels With Lulu blog, decided to travel through Brazil for several months with her 10-month old daughter Lulu. Michael Sommers interviews Marissa about her experience as a young woman traveling solo with her baby.

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Moon author Jason Frye

Jason Frye (Moon Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

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.

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, Southern Living, Salt, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, and acts as a culinary critic for the Wilmington StarNews.

Keep up with Jason on Instagram @beardedwriter.