Weekend Roadtrip #10: Lexington Barbecue Festival

This weekend is the 25th annual Lexington Barbecue Festival!  Hit the road and head on down to Lexington, North Carolina, “the barbecue capital of the world,” for food, fun, and entertainment. Exhibits open at 8:30 a.m. Barbecue tents open at 10:00 a.m. Our very own Will McKinney, coauthor of Holy Smoke: The Big Book of… Continue Reading Weekend Roadtrip #10: Lexington Barbecue Festival

Weekend Roadtrip #9: Grab a Plastic Bib and Head to the NC Seafood Festival

Grab your oyster knives and crab crackers! This weekend, Morehead City will be hosting the 22nd Annual North Carolina Seafood Festival. Friday through Sunday, October 3-5, locals and out-of-towners can enjoy all the Crystal Coast has to offer. Events include the Outer Banks Boat Show, cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, live music, rides, an open… Continue Reading Weekend Roadtrip #9: Grab a Plastic Bib and Head to the NC Seafood Festival

Weekend Roadtrip #6: Coastal Creative Nonfiction

Continuing with our Beach Book Grab Bag series, this week we are all about creative nonfiction based on the North Carolina coast. One from Hatteras, one covering all the Outer Banks, and three from the sound side, after the jump.

Weekend Roadtrip #5: The Outer Banks

As I was driving to work this morning and listening to NPR, WUNC‘s Leoneda Inge was reporting from the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where locals are eager to draw more visitors now. (Forget what I said before about it being too late to plan a trip! It’s not too late!) The economies of beach… Continue Reading Weekend Roadtrip #5: The Outer Banks

Weekend Roadtrip #4: Eating and Touring Down East

Keeping with the coastal Carolina theme of the past couple of weekend roadtrips, this week’s suggestions get you in the kitchen and on the move. Guides for preparing seafood, bird watching, and visiting historic architecture after the jump…

Weekend Roadtrip #3: Pirates and shipwrecks and ghosts! Oh my!

Continuing the Beach Book Grab Bag series that began last week, this week’s picks are all about things that go splash in the night. North Carolina’s coastline slips into some treacherous waters — making them a perfect hunting spot for the pirates of yore who preyed on stranded ships. Six books with some spine-tingling tales… Continue Reading Weekend Roadtrip #3: Pirates and shipwrecks and ghosts! Oh my!

Weekend Roadtrip #2: Beach book grab bag (it’s educational!)

And now, back to our regularly scheduled program. Chances are, if you don’t already have a beach trip lined up this summer and you plan a road trip now, you’ll probably have to camp out in a tent or in your car, because North Carolina beaches are awesome and everyone wants to go and they… Continue Reading Weekend Roadtrip #2: Beach book grab bag (it’s educational!)

Introducing a new weekly feature: Weekend Roadtrip!

Once a week the UNC Press blog will feature a tantalizing and adventuresome “Weekend Roadtrip” to a place featured in a UNC Press book. We’ll post them on Thursdays, so there’s still time to make last-minute weekend plans if you feel inspired. Mountains, Piedmont, Coast; hiking, birding, swimming, playing, learning; half-day trips, weekend jaunts, week-long… Continue Reading Introducing a new weekly feature: Weekend Roadtrip!