The Tar Heel State spans a range of landscapes, from rolling mountains in the west to 300 miles of beachy coastline, with bustling cities in between—and that variety can make figuring out what to pack for North Carolina a bit of a challenge. After multiple trips to the state, including stops in Asheville, Wilmington, Shelby, and the Outer Banks, I’ve put together this practical packing list to help you make sure you include everything you need—and nothing you don’t. What to Pack for North Carolina: The Suitcase AmazonBasics 21-Inch Softside Spinner Luggage: This no-frills carry-on fits most airlines’ size requirements and has spinner wheels for easy maneuvering. Related: 7 Things Not to Do When Packing a Carry-on Bag What to Pack for North Carolina: The Personal Item The North Face Electra Backpack: This small, sleek backpack will fit your daily essentials without weighing you down. It has a sleeve for a tablet and a padded pocket for your … [Read more...] about What to Pack for North Carolina: 31 Essentials
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As you develop more hiking and outdoor skills, weather forecasting can play an important role in deciding what to do on your day(s) off of work. Weather is always changing and when you get good at weather forecasting you can pivot weekend plans between mountaineering or rock climbing or backpacking or backcountry skiing. I’ve been rescued due to high volumes of rain on a rain, soaked through all my layers, woke up to snow at our campsite in September, holding up tent walls all night through a 60 mph wind storm, and hunkering in my tent as it hailed with thunderstorms outside. I’m becoming a weather nerd. Though I never took a meteorology class in school, over the years, I’ve been perfecting the best tools depending on my outdoor recreation on making a go/no-go decision on a trip and want to share what I have learned with you. Note: This post contains affiliate links. Meaning if you click and buy some of the products linked in this post, I may earn a small percentage … [Read more...] about The Best Outdoor Weather Forecasting Tips and Tools
Published 5:03 pm PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 A car travels down a snow covered street in a neighborhood in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Several Southern states hit hard by a wintry storm were gradually warming Tuesday, but forecasters warned that temperatures in many areas will plunge below freezing again Tuesday night. That will refreeze the melting snow, making some roads treacherous. less A car travels down a snow covered street in a neighborhood in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Several Southern states hit hard by a wintry storm were gradually warming Tuesday, but forecasters warned ... more Photo: Chuck Burton, AP Photo: Chuck Burton, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 A car travels down a snow covered street in a neighborhood in … [Read more...] about The Latest: Officials reduce North Carolina storm death toll
<p></p> <p></p> KICK BACK: Sanderling Resort in Duck, N.C., offers guests the perfect laid-back getaway. SOFT LANDING: The dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, N.C., are tailor-made for learning to hang glide. FLYING HIGH: The Wright Brothers National Memorial and Museum in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., honors the achievements of Wilbur and Orville Wright. The Wright Brothers National Memorial stands atop Big Kill Devil Hill, above Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. The town of Kitty Hawk sits next to the town of Kill Devil Hills. Show Caption of Expand By Moira McCarthy | PUBLISHED: October 25, 2018 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: November 14, 2018 at 12:00 am I learned a lot on my recent trip to Kitty Hawk, N.C., but two things stand out. One, Neil Armstrong carried two small pieces of the Wright brothers’ first flying machine in his pocket when he walked on the moon. And two, I might have the skills to be a pretty good … [Read more...] about Flight plan: Take off for North Carolina’s Kitty Hawk and Outer Banks
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 7:59 am PDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 FILE PHOTO: Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as the city celebrated Halloween in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, October 31, 2016. less FILE PHOTO: Miles Miesnieks, 7, gets a handful of candy with his mom, Silka, from Marie Van Wassenhoven, right, as they Trick-or-Treat on 24th Stree in Noe Valley as the city celebrated Halloween in San ... more Photo: Carlos Avila Gonzalez, The Chronicle Buy photo SAN FRANCISCO–THEMED HALLOWEEN COSTUMESCable Car: "She had some pretty crazy ideas and it’s been super fun making them with her," writes a mom whose daughter picks a different S.F.-themed costume every year. "This year, she wants to be the Painted Ladies and we’re going to do it with color changing LEDs so … [Read more...] about Bay Area Halloween weather forecast: Will you need a coat for trick-or-treating?