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RoadTrips: 2014 fall & winter travel guide
Read about where to see the best fall foliage and holiday illuminations in the Observer's travel guide.

Foraging as a primary means of sustenance vanished long before the invention of 7-Eleven, but it’s gaining traction again. Consider forest-to-table eating an evolution of the farm-to-table movement. And nowhere is it more visible than in Asheville.

The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve in Kansas is one of just a few places in the country where you can immerse yourself in this serene but vanishing landscape.

Visitors to the event will be able to move with the troops and watch their skirmishes. Those skirmishes are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. each day, and there will be fife-and-drum concerts at 3 p.m. each day.

Just minutes away from Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh, Hillsborough – in the center of Orange County – gives you the chance to wind down on cafe-lined streets, listen to great live music and enjoy a bottle of wine.

Clarksdale – home of the Mississippi blues – draws on its cultural heritage to attract visitors... and towns in North Carolina are following suit

There is plenty of leaf color to see, and it’s centered this weekend around the 3,000-foot elevation. That means parts of the North Carolina foothills – and even sections of South Carolina’s upstate – will produce plenty of beauty this weekend.

A list of  10 "Spookiest cemeteries in the U.S." published at may have three from Lou...

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Travel Better With Bob Taylor
With Halloween falling on a Friday, merriment in Myrtle Beach will stretch into next weekend.

The Observer's sister newspaper The Sun News of Myrtle Beach now has a travel site dedicated to everything you need to know about visiting the area: