Thanks to a good friend of mine, a Tarheel transplant to Alabama, I learned about “Trunk or Treat” this week. Trunk or Treat is a Halloween event, usually organized by community or church groups, to provide a safe family environment for trick-or-treaters.
Participants decorate the trunks of their cars and then gather in a large parking lot and pass out candy as children visit each car at the event. Pictures are always worth a thousand words, so here courtesy of my friend is her Wizard of Oz themed trunk! Happy Halloween!
So today is a very exciting day. NC & Beyond turns the ripe old age of one month! In only one month of life on the internets, NC & Beyond has:
- Greeted 960 visitors from all over the world – including readers from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Columbia, France, Japan, Romania, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States
- Visited with 199 readers on NC & Beyond’s birthday, September 11, 2012
- Had lovely guest posts from a Peace Corps Alumna that served in Africa and a promising Vietnamese poet. If you missed them make sure to check them out today
In reflecting on the first month, favorite posts would have to be (drum roll please . . . ):
- Planes, Trains, and Motorbikes (Thailand)
- Good Reads: Summer 2012 – Special thanks to the amazing and talented novelist J. Yinka Thomas for her continued support and encouragement as NC & Beyond finds it’s writer’s legs!
- Surprising Sarajevo (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
- NC People: A Teacher’s Teacher
NC & Beyond looks forward to continuing to share travel adventures from around North Carolina and the world! Don’t want to miss anything? Stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, or sign up for email updates (look to your right under “Stay in Touch”) to receive posts directly to your email inbox daily or weekly. Grazie mille for reading!!!
So excited to get the weekend started with my first guest post! One of my most favorite people in the world, a Tarheel transplant to D.C. who served her country as Peace Corps Volunteer from 2007-2009. Enjoy her wonderful photos . . .
Thank you so much for the warm welcome to the blogosphere! Grazie mille for reading and sharing with your friends across North Carolina, the U.S., Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, and Turkey! I hope you enjoy what you read and keep coming back!
Coming up soon . . .
- Rules to Live By on the Nantahala River: A Near Death Story (Western North Carolina)
- The Time I Went to China, Without Leaving Texas (Katy, Texas)
- Cotton Day Laborer? A Little Adventure in the Hamptons of the Delta (Lake Village, Arkansas)
- Perfect Day Series – Featuring Edenton (Eastern North Carolina), Charlotte (Western North Carolina); New Orleans (Lousiana); Washington D.C.; Boston (Massachusetts); Philadelphia (Pennsylvania); Seattle (Washington); Chiang Mai (Northern Thailand); Crown Point (New Mexico); Montreal (Canada); Annapolis (Maryland) . . .
- My first (brave) guest bloggers sharing their adventures in Alabama, France, North Carolina, Italy, Japan, South Africa, multi-country South American vacation and more . . .
- NC People: Features on Tarheels Doing Great Things for the State of North Carolina
- More of my travel stories – including lessons learned, recommendations, history, art, and more as I travel across North Carolina, the U.S., North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East (Australia, Africa, and South America are on the bucket list and through guest bloggers those areas will be explored . . . )
Last, but not least some amazing Tarheel blogs you should check out:
- Life and Food Seattle: Exploring Seattle one meal at a time : Beautifully written by Tarheel transplant to Seattle by way of Los Angeles, includes visit home features of restaurants across North Carolina as well. For details on where to get some good Carolina barbecue in Raleigh, NC go here.
- I’d Rather Be in France: Watch out Martha Stewart, this former Tarheel now in California by way of NYC takes you through her travels, step-by-step explorations of her cooking adventures, and more!
- Good Gracious: North Carolina is lucky she still calls the Tarheel state home — enjoy her and her family’s adventures cooking at home and finding good eats across the state and beyond.
- Nani’s Kitchen: Tarheel based in D.C. shares delicious vegetarian South Asian recipes straight from her Nani’s kitchen. Love!