Category: Adventure

Honeymooning in North Carolina

Written by: Hayley Swinson Grab your overnight bag, your beloved, and hop in the car. You needn’t look further than our vast and beautiful North Carolina to go honeymooning. Within a few hours or less you could be sipping champagne…

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Treetop Adventure

Written by: Hayley Swinson   Fifty feet. That’s the highest point on the Cape Fearless Extreme course, according to Chris Sherry, co-owner with Ron England. Standing on the ledge looking down, it’s hard to fathom that I’m five stories up….

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Backyard to the Beach – Birding Tips from the Pros

Written by Diana Matthews | Photography by Gretchen Schramm Jill Peleuses along with her husband Pete, owns two stores providing supplies and equipment for bird lovers. Along with birdseed, books and binoculars, the couple and their employees provide the Wilmington…

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Glamping North Carolina: No Assembly Required

Written By Colleen Thompson If you’re unsure if your camping trip qualifies as glamping, ask yourself a few pointed questions. Are sitting comfortably in a cushioned Adirondack, sipping an ice-cold glass of organic bubbly, with your feet up outside your…

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Climbing Pilot Mountain

Written and Photographed by Hayley Swinson   Dangling from my left hand, toes digging into the cliff, my fingers clutched the trigger on the number-five cam, a toothy metal apparatus smaller than my fist, designed to bite into the rock…

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Buenos Aires: The Paris of South America

Words & Photos by Hayley Swinson     A man wearing a white shirt, neckerchief, and loose blue pants gallops on horseback at breakneck speed, standing in his stirrups, arm outstretched, reaching with his pen-like stick to catch a ring…

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Chill in Finland

Written by:  Doug Franks My wife and I have seven nieces and seven nephews, and years ago we decided to do something special for each one’s eighteenth birthday: we would take them anywhere in the world they chose. To see…

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Adventure, Surfing, Survival

Written By:  Jason Frye    Photography By: DJ Struntz   D.J. Struntz does not fidget. He sits calmly, hands still, except when illustrating a point or raising his coffee for a sip. His hands are not busy, but there’s an…

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