Shark attacks are one of the most-feared natural dangers to man, even though you're more likely to die of the flu, a dog (or bee, wasp, snake, bear or alligator) attack, falling down, fireworks, drowning and many other less-feared risks.
Cape Point, a famous fishing site in the Outer Banks of North Carolina not far from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, is closed for the first time in nearly to two years because a colony of seabirds chose it for their nesting ground.
Of all the beaches up and down the North Carolina coast, which is the best? And what makes one beach better from another? U.S. News & World Report weighs in with a ranking of the top 10 Tar Heel beaches.
Gas prices have risen nearly 12 cents a gallon in North Carolina in the last month and with Memorial Day and summer vacation season approaching are now about 56 cents higher than they were a year ago, according to AAA.
Niagara Falls is nature at its mightiest. More than just a look at a waterfall, a visit is a full vacation surrounded by the natural beauty of the area and the luxury that has drawn tourists from around the world.
When my architect friend Westley visits Paris, he doesn't dawdle in the Louvre or climb the Eiffel Tower. Instead, he goes for a stroll. "I want to experience the city like the locals do," he once told me. "The idea of crowding around the Mona Lisa with a scrum of tourists just doesn't interest me." In other words, Westley is a boulevardier, a "flaneur," that great French word derived from the Old Norse verb "flana" or "to wander with no purpose."
Let's hope the "mummy's curse" isn't real. Because I'm sweatily crouching through a claustrophobic 125-foot-long tunnel inside Egypt's iconic Great Pyramid on my climb to its 4,500-year-old royal burial chamber. Dangling from my necklace is an amulet charm – the protective Eye of Horus – because you can't be too sure in this myth-mesmerizing land of powerhouse pharaohs and ominous gods.
The new passenger-only ferry M/V Ocracoke Express that the state expected would begin carrying people between Hatteras and Ocracoke islands this summer won't be ready after all. It is being built by US Worksboats near Swansboro.
It's 10 minutes to showtime. Step up to the three-story Italianate brick box at Fillmore Street and Geary Boulevard. Avert your eyes from the payday-loan operation that takes up much of the ground floor. Submit to a brief search by security.
The Sunshine State is filled with options for those seeking a nature getaway, especially in the rural middle and northern areas. However, if you want to taste Old Florida but still be within reach of bigger-city attractions, a quick getaway to a horseback-riding ranch can fit the bill.
During these tiny creatures’ two to four-week mating seasons in May and June, thousands of people trek to the wooded southern Appalachian mountains and squint for hours into the dark to glimpse photic romance.
Architectural Digest magazine named the Dismal Swamp Welcome Center one of the 15 most beautiful rest stops in the country. The center, along the Dismal Swamp Canal, is on U.S. 17 just south of the Virginia state line.
Sen. Richard Burr, of North Carolina, wants to tighten airline rules for service animals and introduced new legislation Tuesday that would effectively remove protections for emotional support animals and specifically define "service animals."