Journey through Caswell County

On the west side of Hyco Lake, you’ll find Caswell County, an area dotted with tobacco farms and small towns that boast the joys of rural living in North Carolina at its best. Caswell County was formed from a northern portion of Orange County in 1777 and was named for Richard Caswell, who was a …

Journey through Gaston County

Gaston County is a wonderful area to visit during the holiday season. I chose this county to visit during December specifically to see McAdensville (Christmas Town USA) and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens (DSBG). More on both of these attractions later. Gaston County is a community of rolling hills combined with quaint, walkable downtown areas. …

Journey through Iredell County, NC

From an old western town to a luxury lake community, you’ll find it all in Iredell County. Nestled in the foothills between the mountains and the Piedmont, somewhat north of Charlotte, this county has a lot to offer. The NC state legislature divided Rowan County in 1788, and the new resulting county was named Iredell …

Journey through Lee County, NC

One of North Carolina’s smallest counties, Lee County is just about 255 total square miles. The area has historically been one of the leading brick manufacturers in the U.S. due to its location between the Sandhills region and the clay-predominant Piedmont region. The leading crops in the area are tobacco and cotton–and I did stumble …

Journey through Rockingham County, NC

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,To gain all while you give,To roam the roads of lands remote,To travel is to live.” ― Hans Christian Andersen It was a sunny day, one day post-Hurricane Dorian which hit our state both as a Category 2 and Category 3 storm. Most of the damage was on …

Journey through Yadkin County, NC

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller August 24, 2019 I hemmed and hawed the night before my departure about whether or not to go. Earlier in the week, the weather had looked pleasant for Saturday. But by that night, it looked like definite rain… no …

Introducing Portable NC

It all started with a lightbulb moment… you know, one of those moments that you get a big idea in your head… something perhaps a little crazy… something you’ve never done before… something difficult, yet not impossible. And that’s where Portable NC was born. I’ve lived in North Carolina for 24 years, and I’ve barely …