NC Travel Chat

NC Travel Chat

NC Travel Chat is our North Carolina travel podcast that’s an interview series, offering a more behind-the-scenes look at the people and the places that we feature in our posts.

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May 7, 2021 5 min

To get ready for one of the busiest times of the year, Christina and I have made a bucket list for ourselves! Here are 5 things that we're looking forward to this summer. You can read more of our NC Bucket List at nctripping.com/things-to-do-in-north-carolina-bucket-list/

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Mark Bastin from Yonder Luxury Vacation Rentals joins us to talk about his company and what people should expect when staying with them. We were NOT paid to say the following: Every time we’ve stayed at a Yonder property, we’ve been blown away at the quality and the service they offer.

I’ve been wanting to chat with Mark for a while and here we are for this episode of NC Travel Chat.

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For this episode, we’re going to focus on 7 of our favorite places to stay, including a bonus rental company at the end. We’ll share a few hotels from west to east, a campground in Western NC, and an inn on the coast. You can read our full guide to these and more favorites at NCTripping.com/hotels-in-north-carolina.

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April 9, 2021 8 min

Following up on our guide to Spring Break destinations (check it out if you haven’t yet), I want to focus on our current favorite spring hikes in this 34th episode of NC Travel Chat. We've covered them and many more at nctripping.com/hiking-trails-in-north-carolina.

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[SPOILER ALERT]Fingers crossed but we think things might be picking up with spring travel in North Carolina. You might be eyeing some more popular places like Asheville, the Outer Banks, and Wilmington, but we want to share some lesser-known places you should visit during these times. For a full roundup, visit nctripping.com/spring-break-destinations-in-north-carolina.

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I’m probably making a mistake here but in this episode of NC Travel Chat, I’m going to share our 10 favorite waterfalls in North Carolina. This list will probably change tomorrow but I’m trying my best to stay in the present and own it.

Read about them and more here: nctripping.com/waterfalls-in-north-carolina

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Kevin Adams is one of the foremost writers and photographers of waterfalls in North Carolina. After many years of visiting, photographing, and sharing waterfalls with us, he founded Waterfall Keepers of North Carolina, a non-profit volunteer-led organization dedicated to the wellbeing of waterfalls and "waterfallers."

For more about them, visit waterfallkeepersofnc.org and for more of Kevin's work, visit kadamsphoto.com...

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 This episode is a follow-up on famous NC food brands. We chat with Justin Raymond from Carolina Packers, the company that produces Bright Leaf Hot Dogs and more. You can learn more about them at carolinapackers.com. Follow us @NCTripping on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!  

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March 5, 2021 12 min

This episode is dedicated to famous food brands from North Carolina. That includes snacks, soft drinks, hot dogs, and more! For more famous NC food, visit nctripping.com/famous-north-carolina-foods.

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To say Leesa Payton Jones is a big contributor to Washington and its Eastern NC surroundings is an understatement. She is a crucial part of that community and serves as executive director of The Washington Waterfront Underground Railroad Museum. For more info, visit facebook.com/washingtonundergroundrailroad.

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February 19, 2021 5 min

For the last of this four-part series on Black History Sites in North Carolina, we mention 6 more places to visit. This NC Travel Chat episode begins with the Oliver Nestus Freeman Roundhouse Museum in Wilson and closes with the Young Men's Institute in Asheville. For a full list and breakdown, visit nctripping.com/black-history-in-north-carolina.

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February 12, 2021 4 min

In part 3 of our Black History Sites series, we uncover 5 more places to visit. NC Travel Chat starts with Hood Huggers International Tours in Asheville and finishes up with the NC Museum of History in Raleigh. Highlights include the International Civil Rights Center in Greensboro. For a full list and breakdown, visit nctripping.com/black-history-in-north-carolina.

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February 5, 2021 5 min

For part 2 of our series, we'll share 5 more places to visit, starting with the Charlotte Hawkins Brown Historic Site in Sedalia and ending with Charlotte's Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. For a full list and breakdown, visit nctripping.com/black-history-in-north-carolina.

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January 28, 2021 4 min

February is Black History Month and we are getting a head start on it here at NC Travel Chat. In Part 1, We’re going to share 6 places to visit, starting with the African-American Heritage Tour in New Bern and Finishing with Bull City Laughs in Durham. A full list and breakdown can be found at nctripping.com/black-history-in-north-carolina.

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Tonya Council is an entrepreneur and one of the biggest supporters of local makers in North Carolina. We learn about her, discuss Mama Dips tidbits, talk about National Southern Food Day, and more! Follow us @NCTripping on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Take a break from doom-scrolling and just listen to these 5 things that I’m looking forward to in North Carolina in 2021. Follow us @NCTripping on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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2020 has been a tough year for so many people. That's why I think it's important for those of us who can to be grateful for what we have and where we live, especially if it's North Carolina! Follow us @NCTripping on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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Ron Pringle is the President and CEO of Inter-Faith Food Shuttle based in Raleigh. His organization is one of North Carolina's hard-working food banks. Also, follow us @NCTripping on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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November 25, 2020 20 min

Brian Lampkin is an owner of Scuppernong Books on Elm St in Downtown Greensboro. For more about how to support businesses like his, visit nctripping.com/support-local-businesses. Also, follow us @NCTripping on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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November 6, 2020 34 min

Ben Owen is a descendant of the original Seagrove Potters that came to Randolph County as farmers and eventually emerged as world-renowned artists. For more about Seagrove and elsewhere in and around Asheboro nearby, visit nctripping.com/things-to-do-in-asheboro-weekend/. Also, follow us @NCTripping on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

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