travel

After four months abroad, this Charlotte mom could finally come home

It was 7 a.m. in Charlotte but 8 p.m. in South Korea, when I spoke with Trina Diakabanzila two Fridays ago. Back then it was hard for her to get time alone,...

Here’s how a family of 6 visited 41 North Carolina State Parks in 10 months on a $246 budget

For the cost of two vacation days, several full tanks of gas, and $246 in spending money, Greg and Morgan Bartos took their four kids to all 41 North Carolina...

Planning a fancy fall weekend getaway? 11 best luxury hotels within driving distance of Charlotte

Looking for a fancy resort within driving distance from Charlotte for a relaxing weekend? We’ve got your back. Below is a list (in no specific order) of...

Former director of new store development for Habitat For Humanity International ReStores building 72-acre resort with tiny houses, vintage campers, deluxe yurts and treehouses

Tim Murphy, former director of new store development for Habitat For Humanity International ReStores, is building a 72-acre resort called Emberglow Outdoor...

Charlotte’s 5 best direct flights for late winter vacations starting at $130

As if January dragging on for what felt like six months weren’t enough, we’ve still got plenty of winter ahead. Here are some of the best nonstop...

The perfect luxury weekend getaway at Primland

Primland Can’t wait to hit the road? Check out the rest of our Driving Distance...

Charlotte’s Airbnb market has doubled in the past year

Charlotte’s Airbnb market is booming. The number of Airbnb guests staying in Charlotte has more than doubled over the past year — to nearly 12,000...

What to expect at the new Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel in Uptown

Charlotte’s newest luxury hotel opened with a bang last week — and not just for travelers. The property’s 19th-floor rooftop bar and lobby...

24 hours at the Ballantyne Hotel: 7 must-do activities on your staycation.

This article was originally published on October 17, 2016. I love hotels. I love hotel bars. I love hotel hot tubs. I love hotel wedding watching. Last...

Luxury hotel-on-wheels debuts in Charlotte to compete against air travel

Jitterbug, a Charlotte transportation startup founded by Carnegie Mellon MBA Jay Jovick, is now available for booking. The Jitterbug coach fits 11 people...

4 mountain towns that aren’t Asheville but are still worth a visit

This article was originally published on April 21, 2017. Asheville may be North Carolina’s most famous mountain destination, but there are plenty of other...

Grab the tent and pack the cooler: 10 places to camp within 100 miles of Charlotte

This article was originally published on May 16, 2017. Yes, Carowinds’ Camp Wilderness Resort is always a viable option, but it’s not your only...