I’m a little embarrassed to say it, but I haven’t visited all 50 states. I’ve certainly traveled a lot, but I haven’t even scratched the surface of my own country. That’s why I enlisted the knowledge of peer travel writer and adventurer, Kim Conner. She will share with travel tips for North Carolina.

The floor is yours, Kim!

If you’ve travelled around much of the United States but haven’t yet visited North Carolina, you really are missing out on so much stuff. It’s the kind of place that might not seem too interesting to some people. But once you dig deeper and look at what it really has to offer visitors like you, you’ll see there are there are plenty of fun things to do and see as you explore. Scroll down to find out more about the best of these things.

Hike Grandfather Mountain

If you’re looking for incredibly panoramic views over some of Georgia’s most incredible natural locations, you should definitely take time to hike Grandfather Mountain. It’s one of the best natural sites in the state; it allows you to get active and look over the surrounding landscapes in awe. It’s something that you can’t truly understand or appreciate until you get to the top.

Wonder at Linville Gorge and Falls

Another wonderful natural sight in Georgia comes when you visit Linville Gorge and Falls. Many people refer to this place as the Grand Canyon of the East, and that just about sums up what you can expect from the place. The gorge is breathtaking and the waterfalls are truly captivating. It’s the kind of place you really don’t want to miss out on visiting when you’re in Georgia.

Visit Cape Fear Botanical Garden

Cape Fear Botanical Garden is one of the most naturally beautiful sites you’ll find in North Carolina, which is saying a lot considering the locations we’ve already mentioned here. It’s located in Fayetteville. So if you want to visit it, find a place to stay, such as Ramada Plaza Fayetteville and go from there. It might not seem a major attraction, but you’ll think otherwise when you see it for yourself.

Taste the Moonshine

One of the most famous drinks from Georgia is undoubtedly Georgia moonshine. Many people who are from outside the state and region generally have never even tasted moonshine, but it’s something that you have to do at least once while you’re there. It might not be to your taste at first, but it’s part of the heritage in this state, and you might even develop a taste for it.

Surf on the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is a stretch of beach along the Georgia coastline. It’s somewhere that you definitely need to visit if you enjoy relaxing on the beach and want to take in some sights that you aren’t going to find anywhere else in the state. Most importantly, they’re great for surfers, so whether you’re experienced at surfing or you’re just starting out, you should be sure to get out your board on the Outer Banks.

North Carolina remains a very underrated destination for many people, so if you’ve yet to visit the state, you should change that as soon as possible. When you actually take the time to find out what it has to offer, you’ll actually end up being very surprised by what you find there.

**Post contributed by Kim Conner, travel writer and adventure lover, who calls the road home.**