Local Activities · north carolina · travel guide

The Best Things To See And Do In North Carolina

Though I'll be sharing a huge variety of activities for you to enjoy in my beautiful state, I am an outdoor lover, so I'll start with one of the best budget-friendly and family-friendly activities you can enjoy anywhere in North Carolina - our state parks!  This year, NC State Parks has continued its NC 100 mile… Continue reading The Best Things To See And Do In North Carolina

52 Weeks Challenge · Fitness · Local Activities · Small Businesses

Bungee Fitness In North Carolina – PHphysique Studio

Not sure where the time has gone, but we are already at week 27 of my trying new things challenge!   As you know, I'm always searching for new types of enjoyable movement to keep things interesting, so when I saw there was a bungee fitness studio less than 2 hours from me in Cornelius, North… Continue reading Bungee Fitness In North Carolina – PHphysique Studio

Budgeting · Local Activities

Budget Options For Personal Care – Are Student Hair Salons Like Kenneth Shuler Worth The Savings?

If you've followed me for a while, you'll know that I actively seek out ways to save money for travel and stretch my budget, whether it be by thrift store shopping, cash-back sites, or utilizing a high-yield savings account.  I like to call that multiple streams of frugality.  I have found ways to stretch my… Continue reading Budget Options For Personal Care – Are Student Hair Salons Like Kenneth Shuler Worth The Savings?

Community · Local Activities

How To Write Quality Reviews On Yelp And Enjoy The Benefits Of Elite Status

Are you wondering about this Yelp Elite program you keep hearing about?  Does it mean you get to be a snobby foodie?  I find that a lot of people are familiar with Yelp as an app or website where they can search for places to eat, but most people don't seem to write reviews.  All… Continue reading How To Write Quality Reviews On Yelp And Enjoy The Benefits Of Elite Status

Local Activities · travel guide · United States

The Top Must-See Hidden Gems In Wilmington, North Carolina

Wilmington has a special place in my heart as it was the first city my husband and I  lived in together after getting married.  Recently we went back for a weekend getaway to visit a few of our old favorites and also discovered several new spots that we loved.  As you may know, there is… Continue reading The Top Must-See Hidden Gems In Wilmington, North Carolina

Local Activities · Lodging Reviews · north carolina · travel guide

Spending The Night In A Shipping Container – Our Weekend Adventure In Wilmington, North Carolina

If you love staying in unique accommodations, I have THE place for you in Carolina Beach (which is basically considered part of Wilmington, NC).  For Week 19 of our Trying New Things Challenge, Gabe and I took a road trip here for the weekend and got to stay in this beautifully converted shipping container that… Continue reading Spending The Night In A Shipping Container – Our Weekend Adventure In Wilmington, North Carolina

Local Activities · north carolina · Travel · travel guide

A Travel Guide For Hanging Rock State Park & Hillbilly Hideaway In North Carolina

One of the many things I love about North Carolina is the natural beauty we're surrounded by in every corner of our state.  With 14 National Parks and 41 State Parks, you could probably spend years just exploring them all.   My husband and I have enjoyed hiking several parts of the Mountains to Sea Trail,… Continue reading A Travel Guide For Hanging Rock State Park & Hillbilly Hideaway In North Carolina