What Happens After You Finish Hiking The Mountains-to-Sea Trail

In this season finale of the Away Message podcast, we check back in with our hikers to see what changed (and what didn't) after their hike across North Carolina came to a close.

12 Days of Davidson

For more than three decades, the small college town north of Charlotte has been known for its Hallmark-like holiday festival featuring costumed pooches, gingerbread houses, and Christmas trees galore. This year, the town will revise its celebration.

Raleigh’s Enduring Hanukkah Tradition

The Handmade Hanukkah Market may be quiet this year, but the close-knit community of artisans at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh will not let a pandemic keep them down. Families will still be celebrating together, in their homes, remembering markets past — and hand-making goodies for the future.

A Local’s Guide: Blowing Rock and Boone

Head to the High Country to find the beauty of the Blue Ridge on the parkway, at the top of Grandfather Mountain, and in charming local shops.