explorenc Photos & Videos

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Toast on the Coast: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The grandaddy of them all! Standing 210 feet (268 steps) it is the tallest brick lighthouse in the US and the second tallest in the world. This tower was constructed in 1870 and illuminated out to 28 miles from its first order Fresnel lens every 7.5 seconds to help sailors navigate through the graveyard of the Atlantic. It is a must see on any #obx trip along with the neighboring #graveyardoftheatlantic museum. Totally amazing! #carolinadog #explorenc #InstaToast #capehatteraslighthouse

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Before I headed home this morning, Ginny and Mark (owners of Floating Leaf Family Farm on which the yurt sits) gave me a tour of the organic greenhouse just below—a hydroponics/engineering marvel that was lush even in the dead of winter | Ginny and I then found ourselves having a heart-to-heart (butts perched on the edges of large metal growing tubs) about our collective disconnection from the earth, food justice, missing California (she’s a native Angeleno) but not wanting to move back for a whole host of reasons, and her view of life with all of its twists and turns after 75-80+ years | We bear hugged and I promised to return, James in tow | Precisely what my heart needed today—good, kind people sure make the world spin ‘round. 🌱 . . . . . #MarsHill #Appalachia #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #explorenc #optoutside #airbnb #yurtliving #solotravel #thisis32

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47 minutes ago

Beyu Caffe is one of our go-to spots for brunch! 😍 Show them your Shop Durham card when you dine with them and they'll reward you with 10% off coffee and breakfast items weekdays before 10:30 am 🎉 #shopdurhamnc Photo by @beyucaffe . . . #bestofthebull #Durham #durhamnc #bullcity #nc #northcarolina #visitnc #explorenc #durhome #sonya6000 #durm #duke #dukeuniversity #lovelocal #shopsmall #shopdurham #shoplocaldurham #welovenc #picturedurm #wraloutandabout #artstigators #explorecarolina #ourstate #ourstatemag #outaboutnc

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Three days before our epic New Year’s Eve Party, our family had a new baby. Nico Blount! Nothing’s quite as “new” as a newborn, and it put things into perspective. As we brought in the new year together, I had the same sense of receptiveness as I had when holding little Nico for the first time. Whatever comes, we’ll figure it out. Much like a good party, if there’s a hiccup, you have to have the serenity to assess the problem, fix it, and keep going. Parenting sounds a lot harder than throwing the best New Year’s Party ever... But at least we got one of those mastered! Thanks to @sddiaries , @jrevband , @lilyjadeentertainment , Jo’s catering, DJ Bones, and our wonderful bartenders for making the night so memorable. Photos by @rileylewis_photography #NYE19 #UptownIndigo #ncweddingvenues #ShelbyNC #ExploreNC #Charlottesbackyardnc

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Happy Taco Tuesday 🌮 ! #rdugems This Hidden Gems @la_rancherita_nc is located right outside of Crabtree Valley Mall. Sources say this gem boasts some really good food, friendly staff, great customer service, and shakers full of 2.5 servings of margarita! | 📸 @rdugems . . . . #collabraleigh #collabnc #explore #explorenc #northcarolina #visitnc #raleigh #raleighdurham #tacotuesday #crabtreevalleymall #mexicanfood #foodphotography #raleighfoodpics #foodporn #food #raleighnc #919eats #foodgasm #nom #eatingfortheinsta #tacos #guacamole 🌮

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2 hours ago

You what they say about those red skies in the morning... . . . Emerald Isle NC

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2 hours ago

Always take the scenic route

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3 hours ago

It’s been about a week since a super personal blog post on my health went live over on the Outer Banks Voice. It’s slightly terrifying to put myself out there to an audience of 70,000 people. It’s moderately embarrassing to share a photo that isn’t “perfect” because my snazzy new heart monitor is showing and I look totally exhausted but more than that, it’s important to share more than just a highlight reel of pretty beaches and cute kids. As moms we tend to put ourselves last but I’m finally starting to feel better after putting myself first and figuring out how to regulate and meditate to get my heartbeat at a healthy rate. It took me months to even make a doctors appointment when my heart was racing at 170+ beats per minute. I was “too busy” to take care of myself. Looking back, that’s about as crazy as it gets! Self care isn’t selfish, it’s necessary and so important. Maybe you need to read this.💓 Link in profile. 📰 #outerbanksmom

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3 hours ago

Documentation at my first time at the Broth in Morgan Street Food Hall. I needed something warm and decently healthy and the pork belly tonkotsu was just the fuel I needed. There may have been too few pork belly pieces but with the ramen noodles it was so delicious and tender. #RDUGems ⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #collabraleigh #collabnc #explorenc #northcarolina #visitnc #rdu #raleighdurham #explorerdu #lifestyle #happiness #inspire #nc #ourstate #welovenc #raleigheats #dtraleigh #raleigh #raleighnc #msfh #thebroth #ramen #msfh #morganstreet #morganstreetfoodhall #foodhall #porkbelly #tonkotsu

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Early Bird Ticket + Lineup Release goes down this Friday at 10am. Links will be up on Facebook and on our website under events. Funk Down on the Farm is our way of saying thank you! Much love to our community, for supporting our journey, to the farmers, who allow us to ferment their fruits, and to nature, for showing us the way! So come on out and celebrate with us! This is all about doing it the old-school way. Minimal intervention. Wild yeasts. Spontaneous fermentation. Mixed Cultures. No Boundaries. Wild is good! We’re all #borntofunk , some folks just try and hide it! #getfunky #atthe #funkdown #letsgetweird #andhavesomefun

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3 hours ago

La Lune.

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7 hours ago

// It was more important to show the whole tower... so here’s half of my face. ☀️ You’re welcome ———————————————————————— 📷 taken at 4,271’ elevation, in the mountains of Western North Carolina ———————————————————————— Photo by my beautiful friend @caitriley of @towerchasing. Delighted smile, windblown hair and edits provided by yours truly 👋🏼

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7 hours ago

“Brown paper packages tied up with string...” 💝🎁🌾🌱🌿 • I’ve passed the flower market countless times and always thought, “I’d love to go there one day...” • So, today was that day. ❤️ • Time is the MOST valuable commodity we have... ✨ #stripitdown #thebasics #findyourjoy #simplicity #thesimplethings #greenery #givemeallthegreenery #purplekale #bellsofireland #plants #fresh #brownpaperpackages #taketime #findtime #maketime #stoptalkingstartdoing #flowers #clt #QC #charlottenc #nc #explorenc

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8 hours ago

The lunar eclipse of the Super Blood Wolf Moon was another amazing astrological phenomena to witness. Here’s my sequence composite with the first shot captured at 9:46 pm, 2nd shot at 10:48 pm, 2nd to last shot at 1:54 am, and finally the last shot at 2:48 am. The first half of the images were taken at Appalachian Ski Mountain while standing in my ski boots with 40 mph wind gusts, and the second half was taken back at my house in Valle Crucis. So glad my family got to witness this as well! In 6 years from now, I will rent a BIG lens for this event and hope for clear skies again.

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8 hours ago

Just kissing butterflies at the Airlie Gardens (in #wilmingtonnc ) butterfly house. 🦋

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9 hours ago

Thawing out from a wet, cold, weekend. But luckily it cleared for the super blood wolf moon. 14° and 25mph winds was a little too cold to get many night shots and might have found my limit for extreme weather camping. @jordanrink and @samebrock are ultra extreme for riding in it all day. I’ll stick to being the chase vehicle with heated seats and @instakracker and a couple of pups to keep me company.

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11 hours ago

A Tuesday wedding or not, you’re going to want @hlcateringco mini tacos at your wedding. Snag your tickets to our Winter Open House today and enjoy all the samples you can manage! _____ #themeadows #tacotuesday #linkinbio ______ Winter Open House: 2.9.19

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5 days ago

The clouds were so heavy and thick when I arrived at a favorite spot that I couldn’t see a single tree or ridge in front of me. After a few ferocious wind chilled moments, that same wind rolled the cloud blanket back exposing this peaceful winter scene just before it succumbed to nightfall. • • • • • #godscreation #godsartwork #artofvisuals #homenc #visitnc #tnc #wnc #explorenc #exploreboone #booneview #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemountains #snow #naturephotography #nature #amateurphotography #hiking #hikingadventures #trails #optoutside #allaboutadventures #blueridgemoments #southernstatecollective #naturenc #nc #outdoorculture #romanticasheville #ourstatemag #ncoutdoors #winterwonderland

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