Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher are award-winning travel writers and photographers who have visited every continent. Their home base is Raleigh, NC. When not traveling, they operate the personalized romance novel company they started 20 years ago, YourNovel.com, where any couple can star together in a novel, "wild" or "mild."
From hands-on touch tanks to diving with sharks, this aquarium is one of three across North Carolina, but this one is set on the Outer Banks, also known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. The area earned that moniker for the 1,000-plus shipwrecks here on its treacherous shoals since the 1500s. Today's exhibits and special programs embrace this unique setting with an emphasis on family fun for all ages.Read Full Story
Costumed interpreters recreate the past in Old Salem, home to the famous Moravian cookies and so much more. Watch a blacksmith, learn candle making and inhale the bakery smells of the Moravian sugar cake, all in a historic village in the shadows of modern-day Winston-Salem.Read Full Story
Tradition meets technology in these top picks of favorite parks, zoos and aquariums in the Tar Heel State. From a real train to a super-soaker water park to one of the premiere amusement parks in the Southeast, North Carolina encourages residents to get outside, get close to the animals and get your heart pumping.Read Full Story
North Carolina offers so much for families to do at no cost. From the extensive coast to the expansive mountains, a family can find endless hours of free — yes, free — activities for a day trip or a dream vacation.Read Full Story
Like families, family fun comes in all shapes and sizes. Besides popular local venues such as miniature golf courses, cinemas and bowling alleys for family date nights, here are some one-of-a-kind outings in North Carolina around which a family can plan a whole fun-filled evening.Read Full Story
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