travel

Looking ahead: 5 cheap roundtrip flights from CLT, starting at $212

With the vaccine rollout gaining steam and a few shots of nice weather this past week, I’m sure some of y’all are like me and daydreaming now about...

Mountain getaway: 8 romantic Airbnbs starting at $85 a night

Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery or to completely unplug in nature, check out these Airbnbs for your next romantic road trip. Windsong...

12 mountain Airbnbs driving distance from Charlotte, starting at $94/night

The air is crisp and the mountains are calling, people. Whether you’re looking for a romantic retreat or a getaway with your quarantine crew, these 12...

7 glamping getaways in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Admittedly, I’ve never been much of an outdoorsman. I probably reached that conclusion after failing miserably at assembling my tent during a 5th-grade...

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

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...

This modern tiny house compound 90 miles from Charlotte is the perfect socially distant escape

I was on the roof of my parking deck getting in another solo socially distant workout during month five of coronavirus shutdowns when Instagram fed me an ad...

16 cool Airbnbs less than 2 hours from Charlotte — starting at $82 a night

From tiny homes to treehouses to domes, here are 16 beautiful Airbnb escapes, all under 2 hours driving distance from Charlotte. This list includes spots in...

Staycation guide: 7 Charlotte hotels to book — plus itineraries for each

Odds are if you had summer travel plans, you’ve had to postpone or cancel. If you’re itching for a change of scenery, book a staycation here in...

After four months abroad, this Charlotte mom could finally come home

It was 7 a.m. in Charlotte but 8 p.m. in South Korea, when I spoke with Trina Diakabanzila two Fridays ago. Back then it was hard for her to get time alone,...

Here’s how a family of 6 visited 41 North Carolina State Parks in 10 months on a $246 budget

For the cost of two vacation days, several full tanks of gas, and $246 in spending money, Greg and Morgan Bartos took their four kids to all 41 North Carolina...

Planning a fancy weekend getaway? 13 best luxury hotels within driving distance of Charlotte

Looking for a fancy resort within driving distance from Charlotte for a relaxing weekend? We’ve got your back. Below is a list (in no specific order) of...

Former director of new store development for Habitat For Humanity International ReStores building 72-acre resort with tiny houses, vintage campers, deluxe yurts and treehouses

Tim Murphy, former director of new store development for Habitat For Humanity International ReStores, is building a 72-acre resort called Emberglow Outdoor...