“Your pass has expired.” My jaw dropped. I couldn’t believe it. My America the Beautiful National Park Pass had expired. It feels like just yesterday that I bought the pass and now it is expired. I got over my shock and reached into my wallet and handed my credit card over. Time to pay $80.00 for another park pass.
Tag Archives: North Carolina
Hipmunk Hotels: Places to Stay in North Carolina — Durham, Charlotte, Wilmington, Asheville and Chapel Hill
The post below was originally written by Mani of A New Life Wandering and published on A New Life Wandering on April 11, 2016.
Image via Flickr by Yumian Deng
15 Traveler Regrets About Hometown Attractions
There is a world of things, attractions, and places to visit. During college, I started to notice a trend. Many people have traveled far and wide and yet haven’t done the traditional activities that are their hometown attractions. I attended college in Florida and many of my classmates hadn’t been to Disney or Kennedy Space Center. I couldn’t believe that they grew up a couple of hours from the site and had never been. Although it’s not like, I am innocent in this either.
Hipmunk Hotels: Deep South Delights in Lafayette, Louisville, Durham, and More
This post was originally published on Travel Tweaks on March 15, 2016.
Hipmunk Hotel ~ Blown Away with Inns at Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is a small town called Blowing Rock. The town’s name comes from a rocky outcropping near the town. When a heavy wind blows through the Johns River Gorge below, the outcropping’s steep vertical walls force the wind up vertically. The town sits near the Blue Ridge Parkway and Moses Cone Memorial Park. The town is also home to the only functioning steam engine in North Carolina.