Firsts That Last

Travel to North Carolina, where you’ll experience firsts that turn into moments you’ll never forget. With stunning mountains, vibrant cities and pristine beaches, just one experience in NC could be everlasting. So we invited some visitors to share their stories. Watch these Firsts That Last films – each based on a true vacation.

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instagram icon @hdesaia

#raleigh #raleighnc #rdu #raleighdurham #raleighdurhamnc #trianglenc #visitnc #dji #aerialphotography #dronephotography

instagram icon @rachelcarterimages

This Fuji X-T3 camera in RAW format is powerful 😍 it truly is amazing how many details it captures. Do you shoot in RAW or JPG?

instagram icon @the5and2project

OPTIMIST HALL! Hands down my favorite place in Charlotte to take my whole family for a meal with 💯 agreement! So many great food vendors to choose from, lots of seating, parking, and much more! So it was a ton of fun photographing the storefronts for my client @ratzlaffconstruction who did 7 of the upfits there! I may even drop a cool hype video... 🤔. Have a great Sunday everyone! I tagged all the amazing restaurants at @optimisthallclt so check them out for lunch sometime soon! . 📷: @the5and2project . #eatlocal #shoplocal #supportlocal #704 #keeppounding #cltvideographer #charlottenc #cltphotographer #qcphotographer #qcvideographer #northcharlotte #campnorthend #optimistpark #optimisthall #exploreclt #cltguide #scoopcharlotte #clt.today #thingstodoincharlotte #discoverclt #charlottesgotalot #cltiscreative #yelpclt #dji #djiphotography #cltnc #optimist #foodcourt

instagram icon @kaylayarmstrong

Just a little turtle love to bless your timeline. ❤️🐢 I love my job . *photo taken during conservation activities authorized by state and federal agencies* . { #baldhealdislandconservancy #turtle #seaturtle #loggerhead #hatchling #bhiconservancy #bhic #bhi #baldheadisland #heart #babyturtle #cute #beach #ocean #conservation }

instagram icon @lizshumate

Had a beautiful weekend in the mountains. Started with a treetop cabana soak, a little gambling in Cherokee, hiking, tubing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Not pictured my near death experience tubing 🦋🍃🍄🎰🏔🛁 #latergram #collectmomentsnotthings #lakeview #freakinnature

instagram icon @through_eddies_lens

"There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights" - Bram Stoker Capturing this long exposure light trail with the carolinatheatregso turned out the way I visioned it. #througheddieslens #greensboro #visitgso #northcarolina #visitnc #streetshared #aov #weekly_feature #createexploretakeover #shotzdelight #mkexplore #gearednomad #rsa_streetview #imaginatones #hsdailyfeature #longexposure #longexposure_shots #nightphotography #ic_longexpo #global_hotshotz #longexpohunter #magicpict #night_shooterz #dream_image #longexposurephotography #fujifeed #myfujifilm #fujixclub #fujiframez #fujifilmxseries

instagram icon @adventuringwith_ap

If you haven’t been up to see the colors in their peak, you better make like a tree & 🍂⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ You’re welcome. 😂 honestly, the time I spent up here this weekend really spoke to my soul. Conversations 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 the heart are special, conversations 𝘰𝘧 the heart just hit different. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #apowellphoto #nikon #nikonphotos #nikoncolors #fallnc #ncmountains #fallcolors #sunset #colorsofnc #chimneys #tablerock #linvillegorge #letstalkaboutfaith #howsyourheart

instagram icon @anna_ucf

📍Tryon Palace from Outlander // very Bridgerton vibes. . . #bridgerton #tryonpalace #outlander #nc #visitnc #northcarolina #explore #dametraveler

instagram icon @pianomountain81

Waterfalls and sunrises are two of my favorite outdoor experiences. What happens when you combine the two? #sunrise #waterfallsunrise #magicalsunrise #orangesky #mountainsunrise #chasingsunrises #sunriseadventure #morning #goodmorning #morningmeditation #morningmotivation #ncsunrise #northcarolinasunrise #waterfallmorning #chasingwaterfalls #waterfallwednesday #waterfalladventures #ncwaterfalls #northcarolinawaterfalls #waterfalllongexposure #waterfallphotography #sunrisephotography #northcarolina #dupontstateforest #highfalls #highfallsdupontforest

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