Saint Augustine: Where to stay?
You might consider one of the wonderful B&B's and inns in the heart of the historic downtown. Some to consider include: the St. Francis Inn, recognized as the oldest inn in the oldest city, with a fabulous courtyard where you can have cocktail hour; Casa de Suenos... See More
Charlotte: Nice suburbs to stay just outside Charlotte
I would consider Davidson, a short distance north from the Center City on I-77 (but research back routes as 77 is something of a disaster currently as they put in toll lanes). Davidson is, of course, a famous college town with a fun downtown with... See More
Outer Banks: Harvey - impact on outer banks
Harvey didn't impact NC's Outer Banks, and neither did Irma. Jose, currently churning in the Atlantic, will bring big waves for surfers and great fishing as bigger fish are driven onshore. Conditions will be very bad for swimming in the surf however, with severe... See More
Charleston Historic District: Looking for suggestions on Charleston and Raleigh
Let me talk about Raleigh, since others haven't. The downtown is in a growth spurt, with several close in historic neighborhoods being refurbished by young singles and families. The Glenwood Avenue area is one to check out, very... See More
Other than Europe, where should I go backpacking that isn't so expensive?
My sister recently backpacked through Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas, starting from Cuscoand visiting ancient sites including Ollantaytombo and Machu Picchu She stayed in hostels and reported that food... See More
North Carolina: Is there anywhere near (8 hour drive) Charlotte for a weekend trip?
I would certainly recommend Asheville if they haven't been there yet. It's a great weekend destination with cutting edge restaurants, galleries down by the river. The Omni Grove Park Inn is my favorite spot to stay - awesome... See More
North Carolina: Best Beaches in North Carolina?
I totally agree about Ocracokeand the Outer Banks mentioned in the other comments. Ocracoke in particular is fabulous. The beach there was named "Best Beach" by Dr. Beach not too long ago. (And once it is named number one, it... See More
Wrightsville Beach: 2 Days in Wrightsville with Toddler - Where to stay and eat
Wrightsville is a great destination. I guess you know that it is an island, just across the bridge/causeway from Wilmington. Here are some thoughts on your questions: 1) Fun for toddlers: In Wilmington: The The Children's Museum of Wilmington is... See More
Raleigh: Easter Brunch in Raleigh Triangle - Easter Bunny Photo Op?
The Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club is a great option, but you might also consider the The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary. Not sure about its Easter plans but it has a great a la carte buffet menu every weekend (chocolate chip pancakes,... See More