Category: Explore

Afield: Mt Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro
words and photography by David Holdstock

Our Town: Shop Local: Emily & Co

“If you love it, it works. Everything in my house I have chosen because it has sung to me.” 
–Emily Cochran, founder, Emily & Co


Queenie Wahine encourages girls to dive in
by Catherine Currin

Sound Country

Washington’s estuarium is one of a kind
by Catherine Currin

Give it a whirl

The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park by Samantha Gratton photographs by Madeline Gray Drive into Wilson to visit the Whirligig Park, and you won’t know where to look first – or, frankly, just what it is you’re seeing. After watching the…

Piddle Paddle

Kayaks made an hour east of Raleigh by Jessie Ammons As planning commences for summer trips to the lake or statewide river treks, you might be dusting off the warm-weather watersport supplies. If you’re a casual paddler, a kayak made…

Piece by Piece

Locally made puzzle celebrates North Carolina by Jessie Ammons If you’re in the mood to hunker down this winter, you can pass the time by piecing together a puzzle created by local painters. Three artists from Carolina Meadows retirement community…


“This gives you the flexibility to ride around anywhere in Raleigh.”

N.C. Made

“The boxes support local food makers, and they’re a chance to practice gratitude. The sentiments that come with gifts are inspiring.”

Best Foot Forward: New Year’s Day Hikes

New Year’s Day hikes by Catherine Currin Interested in hitting the trails before chowing down on black-eyed peas and collard greens this Jan. 1? You can kick off your resolutions with an organized first day hike at one of the…

Gretchen Quinn

by Iza Wojciechowska
photographs by Juli Leonard

November Holiday Fun

MERRY + BRIGHT Mixed and a-mingled holiday fun by Katherine Poole Jill Knight/News and Observer Yes, it’s November, but make no mistake about it, the countdown to Christmas has begun. So with apologies to the humbuggers and a full acknowledgement…