Save Money in this Sunday's paper

'I Travel With The Observer'
Send us a photo with someone holding the Observer's Travel section.



'How I Shot My Summer Vacation'
2013 submissions: Tractor-pulls, sunsets, waterfalls, summits, busy amusement parks, tranquil beaches and more.


Rabbits rule on isle where poison gas was once made

Atlanta (www.atlanta.net) is a wonderful getaway. Music venues attract big-name stars as well as local artists. Theaters bring the finest dramatic performances within reach.

The big debut is the Charlotte Knights’ (www.charlotteknights.com) opening of their uptown home, BB&T Ballpark. Their regular season continues through Sept. 1.

With the winter of 2013-14 safely behind us, you can do more than simply roll down your windows when you hit the road: You can set aside a weekend or a week to explore new destinations.

Who doesn’t love crisp mountain air and sunny skies? If you’re looking for a health-conscious family outing that will rejuvenate the mind, body and soul, Colorado Springs, Colo., will suit you.

The Charlotte World Parade & Festival will be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 26 at Freedom Park, 1900 East Boulevard. Besides a Parade of Nations, the free event will include cultural displays, folklore and entertainment, ethnic foods, games and activities, an international market and artwork. Details: www.worldparadefestival.org. Staff reports

Barcelona, Spain, is a seaside city to savor, with fresh markets, great Catalan food and culture.

Rankings don't always bring bragging rights. Consider annual Orkin's Top Bed Bug City list, relea...

Going, Going...
~ A little of the 'old country' 04.21.14

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. Check out gotomyrtlebeach.com

Mark your calendar for these great travel opportunities.

For one of North Carolina’s best spots for boating and camping, set sail for the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area in the state’s northeastern Piedmont.

JERUSALEM, April 19, 2014 ?One of the first things visitors to the Holy Land are told is that man...

Travel Better With Bob Taylor
Road Trips: Drive time in the Carolinas
Spring & summer guide to fun
N.C. Mountains
Asheville | Asheville events | Cherokee | Boone/Blowing Rock | Lake Lure/Chimney Rock | Bryson City | Mountain Adventures | Mountain Hikes
N.C. Piedmont
Charlotte area | Raleigh | Winston-Salem | Greensboro | Durham | Great Uwharrie Hiking | Piedmont Adventures
N.C. Coast
Outer Banks | Great Croatan Hikes | Wilmington | Morehead City/Beaufort | Coastal Adventures