North Carolina – Historical Travel

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Experience The Blowing Rock, North Carolina’s Oldest Attraction Since 1933

The stone building with the brilliant red door evokes a storybook quality and is a fitting entrance to an attraction made famous by a legend. The Blowing Rock in the Blue Ridge Mountains is almost mythical and once I set foot through the crimson door, I joined the thousands of visitors who've made the journey to admire North Carolina's oldest attraction since 1933.     History of The…
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Romantic Things To Do In Washington, North Carolina

Often referred to as Little Washington or Original Washington, Washington, North Carolina was founded in 1776 as the first city in America named after the country's first president. The quaint town is imbued with history, scenery, and a tranquil location on the Pamlico River. I took a brief excursion to Washington and discovered the idyllic community is a splendid spot for a romantic getaway weekend. Here are a…
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Plan Your Visit to Seagrove, North Carolina – The Pottery Capital of the U.S.A.

You'll find Seagrove in the countryside of North Carolina. A short distance off of I-74 is State Highway 705 or as it's better known, Potters Highway. The scenic byway in this rural section of the state has a rich pottery heritage dating back to the 18th-century and is renowned for having the largest concentration of working potters in the United States. If you love pottery, shopping, and the…
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Triangle Glides – Raleigh’s Top 3-Wheel Sightseeing Tour

It's not unusual to see Triangle Glides tours wheeling through the heart of downtown Raleigh. The helmeted tourists zipping about on three wheels intrigued me but I never thought about taking the tour myself. I live here, after all, why would I need to take a tour?  That all changed recently when I decided to investigate Triangle Glides and become a tourist in my own hometown. Here's what…
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WWI and The Tar Heel Connection at The NC Museum of History

The NC Museum of History is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States' entry into World War I.  The special exhibition which runs until January 2019 features 6,500 square feet of history with a special focus on the Tar Heel connection. "Step into the boots of a Tar Heel soldier" The WWI Exhibition at the NC Museum of History gives a great overview of the events leading…
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The Connection Between Beautiful Belmont, NC and Happiness

Is there a connection between Belmont, NC, and happiness? There's something about discovering a picturesque town that makes me happy so when I visited Belmont, I couldn't help noticing a joyful disposition overtaking me. Located approximately 15-miles west of Charlotte in Gaston County, this charming suburb bordered by the South Fork and Catawba Rivers is a veritable slice of Americana. The city dates back to the 1750s and…
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