In North Carolina, you never have to travel far to experience a first. Whether you’re watching the sun rise and set from the same spot on a barrier-island beach, listening to the sound of waterfalls echoing all around you or sipping moonshine distilled from a recipe five generations old, the beauty of North Carolina is yours to safely enjoy and explore.

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@samjonesbbq rib memories. The @samjones1980 cookbook drops May 7, preorder available now. #cookbook #jonesbbqgospel #northcarolina #wholehog #shooteatrepeat #foodphotographer #bbqribs #pork

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What could be more pristine than rolling hills, beautiful countryside, and a carriage ride overlooking a French Chateau in the mountains Western North Carolina. . . . . #Biltmore #biltmoreestate #WNC #VisitNC #visitAsheville #BlueridgeMoments #blueridgeoutdoors #BlueRidgeMountains #ourstate #Carriageride

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Happy National Dog Day! On a recent trip to Sunset Beach, I trekked to the Kindred Spirit Mailbox. While I was taking pictures, I was able to recruit Jake, a 7-mos old lab, to pose for a picture (because the mailbox, bike, beach, and ocean weren’t enough). Jake did an outstanding job with his sit and stay, unlike his little buddy who you can see on the left side of the frame. #nationaldogday #kindredspiritmailbox #sunsetbeachnc #northcarolina #primebeachusa #discover_northcarolina #discover_carolinas #ncoutdoors #igdc #northcarolinabeaches #canonfanphoto #just_unitedstates #theamericancollective #nicholassparks #everybreath #ig_northamerica #ig_unitedstates ##yourshotphotographer #onlyinnorthcarolina #ncbrunswickislands #brunswickislands #visitnc #outaboutnc #grandstrandmag #tlpicks #uspixels

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“You can break my heart, and crush my dreams, but you can never take my soul” ⛑ - - - - #onlyincb #naturalnorthcarolina #onlyinnorthcarolina #northcarolinaliving #northcarolinaoutdoors #northcarolinalife #northcarolinacoast #northcarolinabeaches #ncoutdoors #visitnc #discover_carolinas #ipulledoverforthis #clpicks

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Blue Ridge Sunrise: I pulled an all-nighter in Asheville to arrive at Mt. Mitchell before early light. No previous experience at this location, I was partly a scouting mission. Access to the peak was not open while the sun breached the horizon right at 07:00, so I rushed to a nearby mountainside view to witness the moment. I had travelled appx. 1,500 miles over 10 days and my truck broke down once by this point,. It was a much anticipated moment on the tail end of a long journey not yet complete. The last sunrise of my week off work, I tried to make the most of it. The view along this beautiful stretch of roadway is some of the most amazing I’ve seen coast to coast. Shot at f/22 for the “sun burst” effect, the light did the rest of the work as it sung off the sides of an endless rolling mountain range. ⛰🌄 #VisitNC#ExploreCarolina #WeLoveNC#MountMitchell #Sunrise#GoldenHour #Mountains#Appalachia #BlueRidgeMountains #MicroFourThirds #MicroFourNerds #OnlyInNorthCarolina #SunsetMadness#Earth #BlueRidgeMoments #BlueRidgeParkway

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Kiteboarder at sunset in Avon, NC #kiteboarder #kitesurfing #kiteboarders #kiteboarding #kitesurfers #kitesurfingworld #outerbanks #obx #outerbanksnc #capehatteras #northcarolinaphotographer #northcarolinaphotography #avonnc #sunsetporn #obxphotography #nctravel #onlyinnorthcarolina #visitnc #sunset #sunsets #sunsetlover #obxphotographer #obxkiteboarding #ourstatemag

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Weekends are made for chasing waterfalls • • • • #waterfall #folknature #visitnc #northcarolina #appalachia #longexposurephotography #blueridgemountains #blueridgemoments #artofvisuals #asheville #828isgreat #ashevilletrails #naturalnorthcarolina #appalachian_explorers #romanticasheville #ncoutdoors #eastcoastcreatives #folkscenery #optoutside #theblueridgers

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"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

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Just needed a reminder that the sun still rises and sets, and that all days don't just go from gray to black.

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You can’t help but feel a little magic in the air standing here on the 18th as the sun comes up. Look closely in the second pic for the Carolina moon directly above the cupola. Couldn’t decide which one I liked better, so figured share both 😁 . . . #pinehurst #pinehurstresort #sunrise #golfdestination #golfhistory #paynestewart #pinehurstno2 #bucketlist

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Cape Lookout NC, Cape Lookout is a neat Lighthouse to go to a short ferry ride to the Island that it sits. #MaxStansellPhotography #funwithphotography #Getoutandshoot #awesomestuffisee #SonyA6500 #alphashooter #NorthCarolinaPhotographer #NorthCarolinaLiving #visitNC #NorthCarolina #capelookout #saltlife #seaoats #lighthouse #outerbanks #innerbanksnc

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