travel

6 things to know before flying from Charlotte this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving travel time is here. While Charlotte Douglas International Airport doesn’t expect quite as many travelers as it had pre-pandemic, traffic...

5 road trips to take from Charlotte while listening to “Red (Taylor’s Version)”

Here are five destinations about 2 hours and 10 minutes from Charlotte — the full length of Taylor Swift’s Red re-release. My strategy is to listen all...

Asheville getaway: 35 things to do in N.C.’s coolest mountain city

Effortlessly cool. Artsy. Romantic. Progressive. Scenic. All of it describes Asheville, one of the South’s top destinations, just two hours from...

8 glamping getaways in the Blue Ridge Mountains

This guide is proudly presented by OrthoCarolina – our partners in healthy living. If you want more outdoor itinerary inspiration, check out...

Charlotte restaurant group opens mid-century modern mountain lodge

This recently renovated mountain lodge is now open and booking rooms starting at $201/night. What to expect: Skyline Lodge is a 40-room boutique hotel from The...

6 cool treehouse Airbnbs within 2.5 hours of Charlotte

If you’re looking for an experiential road trip, consider staying in one of these highly Instagrammable treehouses. There’s no better time to be...

21 cool Airbnbs less than 2 hours from Charlotte — starting around $100 a night

From tiny homes to treehouses to domes, here are 21 beautiful Airbnb escapes, all under 2 hours driving distance from Charlotte. This list includes spots in...

Remember that Lake Norman lakefront hotel project? It’s still happening

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in September 2019. It was updated in July 2021. Construction will start on a 41-room, 5-star luxury...

Charlotte’s biggest airline cancels flights as post-COVID travel ramps up

After cutting 40,000 jobs because of a sharp decline in travel last year, American Airlines is dealing with an increased demand for air travel at the same time...

Coastal getaway: 48 things to do in Wilmington, 3.5 hours from Charlotte

Our Road Trip series is proudly driven by EchoPark Automotive. Whether you’re heading on a weekend trip or to the grocery store, get where you’re...

10 Airbnbs still available on the popular Carolina coast

If you were hoping to book a summer vacation to the Carolina coast, you might be too late. What’s happening: Bookings for beach house rentals have...

Airfare in Charlotte is going up. Here’s how to save money

Folks are venturing out and into the air again, and airlines are seizing the moment to make up for lost profits. Why it matters: It’s another case of...