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North Carolina Frugal Travel Guide

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Finding fun ways to save money can make for a great vacation. This is a North Carolina frugal travel guide.


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May 10, 2010

Bald Eagle in the North Carolina Mountains. One of the largest waterfalls and it will take your breath away!

By Lou Ann

A waterfall in the North Carolina mountains.

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September 14, 2012

Living in the central part of North Carolina, it's a 3-4 hour drive to the mountains or to the beach. My husband and I can have a great time traveling to the coast or to the mountains for a day trip.

This colorful fall shot was taken on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Looking at the top of the mountain, above the little red tree, you can see a gap. Crossing the gap is the Grandfather Mountain mile high swinging bridge. I can see the bridge in my large photo, but am not sure if it will show up on Thriftyfun. Years ago, when we went up on Grandfather Mountain, I did not have enough nerve to cross that bridge. This is something that I want to do. I will put it on my bucket list.


By littergitter from NC

Scenic fall color photo.

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August 3, 2011

This was taken from the top of Grandfather Mountain State Park, in North Carolina. Even though it was cloudy, it was a beautiful view.

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February 22, 2012

It seems a million years ago, but, it was only 5 years ago, that my hubby and I had a pre-wedding vacation! A pre-honeymoon if you will, and we chose to go to OBX! The Outer Banks in North Carolina.

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May 15, 2012

In North Carolina, it's the end of another beautiful day at Carolina Beach State Park.

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July 8, 2011

We were in Cherokee, NC last October (at the base of the Smokies), and came across this bamboo jungle in a park. I loved it so much, that I had to snap a picture of it.

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November 4, 2010

My husband and I were heading out in the boat for a early morning fishing trip and I took this photo in the boat while it was moving! Beautiful September morning in Coastal North Carolina!

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February 13, 2018

This is a view of Hot Springs, NC at dusk, from the top of Serpentine Road. I have come here with my love more than once, sometimes at night, to view the twinkling lights.


When I have had to come alone, I have taken photos and shown them to him, at various times of the day or night.

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October 31, 2013

I looked out the kitchen window to check for frost damage to my plants. My eyes caught the reddest sunrise of my life.

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January 18, 2011

Driving along the Natahala River in Western North Carolina is a beautiful experience. I stopped to snap a few photos of the natural beauty and this kayaker came along.

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May 7, 2011

This was taken from the boat we were on during our trip to the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Gorgeous sky, perfect weather. Loved being by the ocean!

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January 10, 2018

During the 40s and 50s, when our family traveled to Louisburg to visit the aunts, we would take the longer route and ride by Laurel Mill. I remember stopping and going inside the mill, watching the corn being ground and walking around and listening to the water run over the dam.


I developed a love for old mills.

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April 11, 2018

To watch live web cams on our North Carolina beaches, type in your web search. You can pull up a beach and there are other beaches listed at the bottom of the screen that you can click on.

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February 13, 2018

Everyone loves to boat and hike and every other kind of nature opportunity in Asheville, NC region. This is a great little lake bordering a fancy neighbourhood, and this boat corral region belongs to the neighboring community.

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June 21, 2013

I love watching a beautiful sunset. This is a view of the Cape Fear River at Fort Fisher, North Carolina. Fort Fisher has a museum, aquarium, State Park on the ocean, ferry that crosses the Cape Fear River over to South Port and some good fishing.

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March 13, 2013

Last summer, we visited Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck, NC. We almost missed this exhibit. The aquarium is located in the restroom building along with a honeybee hive that you can observe busy bees at work.

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