Tag Archives: North Carolina

things to do in Durham North Carolina. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fantastic Things to Do in Durham North Carolina: Art, Baseball, Craft Beer, and More

Durham North Carolina inspires visitors and residents alike with a vibrant scene of arts, local cuisine and craft beverages, historic preservation and recognition. It is home to a top university, which adds a youthful vibe, but there are so many other things to do in Durham. Let’s go explore! Durham CVB recently hosted Julie and I […]

Great Ice Cream Places in US to Cool Off. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Great Ice Cream Places in US to Cool Off

This article lists some great ice cream places around the United States. I included my favorite ice cream place and suggestions from some travel writer friends. These are merely suggestions—a starting point—and I encourage you to explore the local ice cream scene wherever you live and visit. Let me know what you discover and like. […]

great places to eat in Charlotte, North Carolina. Article and photo by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

8 Great Places to Eat in Charlotte North Carolina

After a couple of visits to Charlotte, North Carolina, I am positively astonished by the culinary scene and will return any time to do more food research! Here are some great places to eat in Charlotte North Carolina, listed in alphabetical order. This is just a sampling from the hundreds of great places to eat […]

Fun Places to Kayak in US by Charles McCool for McCool Travel.

Fun Places to Kayak in US

Pretty much any place with water is a great place to kayak. While I have always loved kayaking, I have been finding more kayaking opportunities lately. Here are a few fun places to kayak in US, a couple of which really surprised me! Delaware Many people think of Delaware as a section of I-95 during road trips between New York […]


Outer Banks Lodging: Luxury Resort or Home Rental

The Outer Banks (OBX) is a series of barrier islands on the North Carolina coast, with some of USA’s most popular beaches. Activities are plentiful, including Kitty Hawk—site of the Wright Brothers first flight. OBX is a popular destination for weddings, family reunions, and group vacations. Outer Banks Lodging Two luxurious Outer Banks lodging options to consider are a […]


Road Trip Travel: Eastern Tennessee Part 3

Here are some pictures from a recent road trip around eastern Tennessee. My road trip continued from Nashville (see part 2) through Gatlinburg and Great Smokey Mountains National Park. All pictures were taken with an iPhone. Have you driven this section of Tennessee? Follow McCool Travel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Bloglovin.