Travel to North Carolina with the help of Our State magazine, North Carolina’s premier statewide magazine devoted to travel, food, people and places.

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head

Chris Crockett teaches people how to catch, clean, and cook at Jennette’s Pier every Tuesday from March through December.

Traveling North Carolina’s Swamps

Swamps keep their secret wonders hidden well. Under their murky black water, behind impenetrable tangles of vines, and among...

An Essay On Rutherfordton, From A Native Daughter

Anyone who has ever lived in — and left — a small town knows what it’s like to return....

Peach Student

In the Sandhills, summertime means peaches, and peaches mean school.

Shearline Boatworks in Morehead City

A Morehead City business spends nearly a year making each custom-built boat that bears its brand.

Shrimp and Grits in North Carolina

Where to find five distinct versions shrimp and grits in North Carolina.

Five Can’t-Miss Appalachian Trail Hikes in North Carolina

Three hundred miles of the Appalachian Trail cut through North Carolina, offering you plenty of options for day, weekend...

The Quiet Mountain Town of Burnsville Sees Growth

A closer look at this quiet mountain town reveals a community that’s just now growing up.

A Cabin For Charles Kuralt

The man who went everywhere in the United States found himself most at home in his mountain hideaway.