7 Secrets to Traveling on a Dime

Itching to hit the road (or the skies), but worried your bank account won’t make the trip? Traveling on a dime is easy with these 7 tips. You’ll be packing your bags in no time! 1. Visit Caribbean islands in the off-season. From around mid-April to...

My Top 10 Favorite Travel Blogs

I could spend hours exploring my favorite travel blogs. They often inspire me as a traveler and challenge me as a writer. Here are ten blogs I’ve been crushing on for awhile (in no particular order). This list reflects my passion for visiting new places, eating...

10 Travel Clichés Stealing Business From Your Tourism Website

Whether you own a five-star beachfront resort or a small mountain inn, you’re losing business with travel clichés on your tourism website. Snooze-able, bland, and overused phrases don’t incite desire or create a compelling call to action. In the spirit of full...

FEAST Food Tours: Experience the Tasty Side of Charlotte

For many travelers, sampling local cuisine is as much a part of their travel experience as the destination itself. Thanks to our voraciousness for a deeper travel experience, food tours have exploded in recent years. That’s certainly the case in Charlotte. Food tours...

Five Caribbean Islands, Five Family-Friendly Ways to Explore Them

A few days on a Caribbean island is easily my favorite way to spend family vacation. Whether your brood is the laid back type or you’re an adventure craving lot, excursions to suit your family are numerous and varied. To get you started on planning your next...

High Country Skiing: Why Have I Neglected You?

I’m ashamed to admit it has taken me almost 18 years of living in the Carolinas before experiencing the banquet of skiing options in North Carolina’s High Country. After a few days of soaking up the area’s varied lures, I can safely say it certainly won’t...