Moon Publications. 350 pages. Folklorist and oral historian Sarah Bryan offers her unique perspective on North Carolina, from beach-combing and bird-watching on the Outer Banks to exploring Appalachian culture along scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Sarah is the perfect tour guide to the Tar Heel State--using her background in regional folklore, she provides unique trip itineraries such as Folklife in North Carolina and North Carolina Oddities. From hiking to the "balds," wildflower-dotted, ridge-top areas in the Smoky Mountains, to sampling delicious southern cooking at Mama's dip kitchen in Chapel Hill, Moon North Carolina gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Moon Publications. 90 pages. Moon North Carolina Coast is a 90-page compact guide covering the Outer Banks, Beaufort and the Central Coast, as well as Wilmington and the Cape Fear region. Author Sarah Bryan offers her seasoned advice on what sights are must-sees and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so planning your time is easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreations, accommodations, food, and transportation. Helpful maps make navigating these unforgettable locations uncomplicated. Moon Spotlight guides are affordably-priced, lightweight guides covering a smaller geographic region than Moon Handbooks or Outdoors guidebook series. The travel content in a Spotlight guide is pulled directly from individual chapters of larger Handbooks or Outdoors titles, with no introductory information (such as When to Go or Planning Your Trip), and no indexes. The results are compact guides to popular destinations that provide travelers with what they need to explore a specific locale in depth with fewer pages of very focused information.
Frommer Publications. 544 pages. Now with updated and expanded cultural information, Frommer's The Carolinas and Georgia 9th Edition is an unbeatable guide to some of the South's most popular places to visit, stay, and play. Our guide ranges from popular parks (Great Smoky Mountain) and fabulous beaches (the Outer Banks) to historic cities (Charleston) and must-see major metropolises (Atlanta). Travelers get the scoop on festivals, sporting events, and new attractions such as the Billy Graham Library, opened in June 2007, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame, due to be opened in Charlotte in 2010. Our book also comes complete with an indispensable foldout map.
Random House. 304 pages. Size 5"x9". Includes a full-size map. Features: Up-to-the-minute information and brand-new coverage of local trends; a unique color planning section__all images are keyed to descriptive text about sights covered in the book; `Smart Travel Tips' __a consumer-savvy travel primer full of expert advice and contacts; exclusive itineraries, to help readers decide what to see in the time they have available; thorough reviews of hotels and restaurants in every price range; one-of-a-kind features like `Off-the-Beaten Track' and `Need a Break?'; great sections on shopping, plus arts, nightlife, sports, and wonderful side trips; and detailed maps and floor plans for key points of interest .
Globe Pequot Press. Discover hidden gems and secret places in North Carolina. Knowledgeably written and extensively researched, this guide takes the focus off mainstream tourist attractions and shines the spotlight squarely on the offbeat and unique. With a lively, user-friendly interior design and "fact blocks" stuffed with at-a-glance practical information, including dining, lodging, Web sites, and insider tips, this is the ultimate guide for those looking to capture the heart and soul of a destination.
NTC Publishing Group. 192 pages. Size 5?"x8?". Includes black and white illustrations. This action-packed travel guide offers four full seasons of fun__52 weekends in all! There's something for everyone__intimate weekends for couples, vigorous activities for families, and outdoor adventures for seekers of sun and fresh air.
Globe Pequot Press. 208 pages. Size 5?"x8?". Includes 5 maps. Features: Suggested age range, address, phone numbers, hours, season of operation, and admission cost; highlighted free attractions for the budget-minded; icons for at-a-glance descriptions of destinations; listings at the end of each section for kid-friendly accommodations and restaurants; sidebars for making travel with children easier; all written in a humorous manner, and expressed in an honest opinionated style.