HOW ELKIN BECAME A TRAIL TOWN

When it comes to trail towns along the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, Elkin stands out. So how did a quiet place in the North Carolina foothills...

NEIGHBORHOOD: DOWNTOWN SALUDA

Sara and Tim Bell photograph by Tim Robison The Green River might have drawn whitewater kayaking enthusiast Sara Bell to Saluda, but...

 
 
 

A WEEKEND IN WEST JEFFERSON

When they're longing to trade city bustle for mountain serenity, North Carolina's in-the-know travelers drive west to a hidden gem...

PARADISE AT 4,500 FEET

The Stewards Robert and Betty Balentine each fell in love with the outdoors at an early age: He hiked the North Carolina mountains...

 
 
 

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS IN WARREN COUNTY

In the 1800s, tobacco and cotton farming made Warren County one of the wealthiest areas in the state. Today, a wealth of recreational...

HOW TO FIND 16 OF NORTH CAROLINA'S BEST WATERFALLS

Download a printable checklist of all 16 waterfalls here. Catawba Falls The trail to this series of cascades runs about three miles...

 
 
 

GREENSBORO'S GREAT OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Ever since Elizabeth Jernigan hiked all 2,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2004, she's worked to build her career around what...

5 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES IN HICKORY

At his home on the southern shore of Lake Hickory, Chad Burel knows he's found a treasure. “I've lived on Lake Hickory for 25 years,...

 
 
 

A GREENSBORO GARDEN PARTY

A self-described “plant geek,” Matt Hicks is excited about Greensboro Arboretum's new ornamental grass and pollinator meadow that features...

FIREFLIES, BONFIRES, AND STAR GAZING: 12 WAYS TO CELEBRATE NIGHTLIFE IN GRAHAM COUNTY

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ISOLATED TOGETHER ON THE MOUNTAINS-TO-SEA TRAIL

What's it like to be with the one you love 24 hours a day, 7 days a week? In this episode, host Jeremy Markovich meets Aaron and Lexi...

TAKE A BITE OUT OF AIKEN

South Carolina might be known for its peaches, but there is so much more fresh, flavorful food grown and produced in the Palmetto State....

 
 
 

NORTH CAROLINA'S NEW COASTAL CLASSICS

Celtic Creamery - Carolina Beach In a seaside town in Ireland, some 3,500 miles from Carolina Beach, Jeff Hogan tasted the best ice...

TOPSAIL ISLAND: THE BEACH YOU REMEMBER

For a long time, the 26-mile barrier island was a secret. For the families who knew about it, Topsail Island was their summer place,...

 
 
 

A DAY ON THE FARM NEAR GREENSBORO

Out in the country of North Carolina, deep breaths come a little easier. Perspective is close at hand. And when spring comes around,...

7 COASTAL GETAWAYS WE LOVE

For a downloadable checklist of this guide that you can print, save, or screenshot to take with you,

 
 
 

18 PIERS TO VISIT FOR FUN, SUN, AND SEASIDE SNACKS

Our comprehensive guide to North Carolina's beloved piers, from Kure Beach to Kitty Hawk.

FROM THE BATTLEFIELD TO THE TRAIL

On the first day of her trip across North Carolina on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, veteran Erin Brennan is making sense of new gear,...

 
 
 

8 GREAT PLACES TO UNWIND AFTER A HIKE

This local outfitter has been gearing up hikers since 1984, and the addition of a bar, Conspiracy, has made it a popular hangout, too....

DOWNTOWN: MANTEO

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Star-Spangled Tire Shredding $350 BMW Is Here To Out-'Murica Us All With...

Star-Spangled Tire Shredding $350 BMW Is Here To Out-'Murica Us All With Fireworks

Independence Day is not a holiday known for its subtlety. Anything less than the loudest, craziest celebration you can muster is simply un-American! Thus, there is no better... Read more ...

From luxury yurts in Big Sur to a remote, $2,000-a-night resort in British...

From luxury yurts in Big Sur to a remote, $2,000-a-night resort in British Columbia, take a look inside 4 resorts that put an upscale spin on the outdoors

Jeremy Koreski The coronavirus has brought travel to a near-total halt, but some luxury outdoor getaways have a head start in providing travelers with socially distant... Read more ...

Mainland China reports three new coronavirus cases

Mainland China reports three new coronavirus cases

China on Saturday reported three new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 3, compared with five cases a day earlier, the health authority said. Two of the new infections... Read more ...

How to be as safe as possible this Fourth of July, according to a leading...

How to be as safe as possible this Fourth of July, according to a leading infectious disease expert

Franckreporter / Getty Images This Fourth of July is going to look a little different for everyone this year. Dr. William Schaffner, a leading infectious disease expert and a... Read more ...

UK grants asylum to ex-staffer at its Hong Kong consulate

UK grants asylum to ex-staffer at its Hong Kong consulate

A former employee at the British consulate in Hong Kong has been granted political asylum in what he believes is the first successful U.K. asylum case from the former British... Read more ...

There are only 2 weekends left to file your taxes before they're due July 15

There are only 2 weekends left to file your taxes before they're due July 15

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Americans were given an extra three months to file and pay income taxes this year when the deadline was moved to July 15. Filing taxes can be time... Read more ...

The full list of countries English people can now travel to without a...

The full list of countries English people can now travel to without a coronavirus quarantine

Getty The UK government has lifted the coronavirus travel quarantine for people returning to England from almost 60 countries around the world. Previously all people arriving... Read more ...

American Airlines' decision to sell middle seats shows that the pandemic...

American Airlines' decision to sell middle seats shows that the pandemic won't lead to more comfortable flights

Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic , people thought the new world of social distancing meant that the cramped middle airplane seat would... Read more ...

The new Ford F-150's coolest feature turns it into a true a work truck in...

The new Ford F-150's coolest feature turns it into a true a work truck in every sense with a folding desk

Ford The new Ford F-150 has many cool features, but the best one is the Interior Work Surface option. The shifter folds down with a push of a button and you can unfold the... Read more ...

This custom camper van was created out of a Ram ProMaster for less than...

This custom camper van was created out of a Ram ProMaster for less than $20,000. See inside the design from one of the newest camper converters

Dirtbag Conversions Oregon has a new camper van conversion company: Dirtbag Conversions, which was officially registered in May. The company was founded by Kevin Marquardt, who... Read more ...