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Moon North Carolina Coast

Join writer and North Carolina transplant Jason Frye for an unforgettable experience. With his unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon North Carolina Coast has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Moon North Carolina Coast tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip […]

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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 […]

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Moon Spotlight Asheville and Great Smoky Mountains

Moon Spotlight Asheville & the Great Smoky Mountains offers focused travel information and the unique perspectives of travel writer Jason Frye. In this easy-to-carry guide, you’ll find sightseeing highlights, handy maps, and shopping, restaurant, and hotel recommendations. Packed with great ideas and advice from sampling the “Best Craft Beer in America” to climbing to the […]

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Moon Coastal Carolinas

Travel writer Jim Morekis shares the must-see sights and local secrets of the Coastal Carolinas, from the grand houses of Charleston to the breezy beaches of the Outer Banks. Morekis provides unique travel ideas for visitors such as “Coastal Carolinas for Couples” and “Carolina Lighthouses.” Including expert advice on how best to revel in the […]

Tracing the ridges and hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year.

2-Week Itinerary for a Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

The Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year. In just two weeks, you can drive the 716 miles from Washington DC to Knoxville via one of the greatest scenic roads in the nation. You can also easily reverse this route by beginning in Knoxville and ending in DC.

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Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip: 5-Day Knoxville Loop

With just five days, you can explore Knoxville, traipse into Dollywood, log some quality trail time, explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park, catch an amazing firefly display, ride a steam train…and drive a short, but beautiful, section of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Driving Tips for the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive

If you plan on driving Blue Ridge Parkway or Skyline Drive, the trip is made a lot easier—and simpler!—if you know ahead of time about the mile-marker system, when and where you can fuel up, speed limits, and how to effectively pull-off a one-way trip in either your own vehicle or a rental.

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Discover the Blue Ridge Parkway

Known as “America’s favorite scenic drive,” Blue Ridge Parkway is more than just a drive. It’s nature, serene and awesome by turns, it’s cultured cities, hiking trails, quiet moments, and realizing that the road that led you here will take you home… but you’ll be different for having driven its miles.

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Moon Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip

This full-color guide to road tripping along the Blue Ridge Parkway includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. The Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and North Carolina draws visitors from all over the world, taking them from the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina to the splendor of Shenandoah National Park in […]