Moon North Carolina Coast

North Carolina resident and local writer Jason Frye offers his unique perspective on the North Carolina Coast, from beach-combing and bird-watching on the Outer Banks to exploring the culture closer to the mainland. Filled with exciting outdoor excursions—like golfing in Nags Head and hiking in the Croatan National Forest—as well as information on choosing the […]

Discover North Carolina: A Captivating State

North Carolina has a way of getting to you, and it happens in an instant. This quick overview will inspire you to visit the state, encouraging you to explore everything from the coastline to the gentle peaks of the Smoky Mountains.

Five Meals You Can’t Miss in North Carolina

In the 12 years since author Jason Frye moved to North Carolina, he’s eaten in just about every county and corner of the state. Whether he’s ordering Spanish tapas with a Southern twist, traditional barbecue with vegetarian options, or inventive dishes that play with local flavors, here are five spots where Frye’s had meals that kept him coming back for more.

Moon North Carolina

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 […]

Best Ways to Beat the Heat in Charlotte

It’s no secret that temperatures can rise to sizzling in the South. Need proof? The current heat wave has temps topping 100 degrees in Charlotte! However, there’s no need to sit in front of a fan until fall. Here are a few creative ways to beat the heat.

Moon Charlotte

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 […]

Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains

Virginia native Deborah Huso offers her firsthand experience and advice on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains—including North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Huso includes travel strategies, such as More Than a Drive: Top Hikes Off the BRP and The 3-Day Best of the Smokies. Complete with […]

Moon Coastal Carolinas

Moon South Carolina author Jim Morekis covers the best of the North and South Carolina coasts, including Beaufort, Wilmington, the Cape Fear Region, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and the Lowcountry. Morekis offers his inside knowledge on the best beaches, golfing, historic parks, and seaside dining from the Down East to the Grand Strand. Whether you’re looking […]