Greetings from the Chilly South East

In 2017, Take A Day Trip is branching out from New England excursions to a new geographic pocket!  The South East, specifically most of Southern Appalachia and the Southern North Carolina, South Carolina and Northern Georgia coast.

I’m Alana and I have known the founder Shawn, since our very first day at college! I relocated to Charlotte, NC in the summer of 2013 from Massachusetts.  Prior to moving,  I had a limited knowledge of the South East including historical sites, the various ecosystems and the rich cultural diversity.  In less than 4 years, I have grown to marvel at this corner of the country. The natural beauty never falls to leave me awestruck and I can never speak higher of the local food and drink scenes I have discovered. You can expect to find new places to hike, local businesses to support and where to get that next great meal (drinks included)!  Also, being a history and anthropology buff I’ll try to share some fun facts and trivia along the way.  Knowledge is power people and we’ll try to make each other the next pub trivia champ!

My posts will typically focus on things within a 4 hour drive from my home.  This means highlighting the following areas:

  • Western – Central North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Eastern Tennessee
  • South-western Virginia
  • Northern and (hopefully) coastal Georgia.

However, I will try to expand upon that focus if my travels take me beyond this scope.

We welcome anyone in these states to also share their favorites spots, whether they are hikes, experiences and even fun facts.  Also, we also open to suggestions on what people would like to gain from their experience with Take a Day Trip.  I’m excited to grow the scope of Take a Day Trip and I’m also looking forward to your suggestions on where to explore next.

Happy Trails to You… Until We Meet Again!