Life In the Big Green Jolly

Embrace local. Explore often.

Embrace local.  Explore often.
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Bike Touring in Oriental

Sunset at Oriental marina

Ever thought about bike touring in Oriental along in the Inner Banks of North Carolina? If so, check out the Cycle NC Spring Coastal Ride.


Wings over Wayne Air Show

Wings Over Wayne Thunderbird demo

Wings over Wayne air show held bi-annually at the Seymour Johnson AFB is a family-friendly experience. Marvel at the skill of the pilots and the technology of the planes.


Croatan National Forest

Tree reflections in pocosin bog

Croatan National Forest.  I bet it’s really a neat place to camp and hike. Someday, we hope to find out.


Bright Star Farm

Three miniature horses in a pasture

Bright Star Farm – a camp stay in eastern North Carolina. A local experience at its best.


De Hart Botanical Gardens

Grass pathway leading up to wooden bridge over lake in De Hart Botanical Gardens

De Hart Botanical Gardens. A hidden piece of ‘WOW’ on a day trip from Raleigh, North Carolina.


Day Trips from Raleigh

Do you need a get-away from the Raleigh area? Do you want to entertain your house guests for day? Then check out these options for day trips from Raleigh, North Carolina.