Description Your All-in-One Guide to North Carolina's Best Outings If you've ever asked, "What should we do today?" then you've never seen North Carolina Day Trips by Theme . This comprehensive guide to the Tar Heel State is jam-packed with hundreds of North Carolina's top spots for fun and entertainment. Take a simple day trip, or string together a longer vacation of activities that catch your interest. Destinations in the book are organized by themes, such as Lighthouses, Festivals, Outdoor Adventures, and Natural Wonders, so you can decide what to do and then figure out where to do it. Useful for singles, couples, and families--visitors and residents alike--this guide by North Carolina author Marla Hardee Milling encompasses a wide range of interests. Discover the state's unique attractions--state parks, museums, beaches, foodie delights, and more. The book's handy size makes it perfect for bringing along on your road trips. Plus, with tips for other things to do in the area, you're sure to maximize the fun on every outing. With North Carolina Day Trips by Theme at your fingertips, you'll always have something to do About the Author Marla Hardee Milling is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, and a seventh-generation Buncombe County resident. She's been self-employed as a full-time freelance writer since August 2004. More than 850 of her articles and essays have appeared in a wide variety of magazines, websites, and newspapers. She serves as a longtime contributing editor for Blue Ridge Country magazine. Her byline has also appeared in Our State: Celebrating North Carolina, Smoky Mountain Living, Capital at Play, Far & Wide, Go Magazine (AAA Carolinas), Asheville Citizen-Times, Charleston, WNC Magazine, Denver, The828.com, WNC Parent, NICHE, AmericanStyle, Luxury Living, Parenting, Redbook, Health, Pregnancy, Kids Health, Women's Health & Fitness, SmartComputing, PC Today, The Christian Science Monitor, New Orleans Gourmet, Chocolate for a Woman's Soul Volume II, and many others. Marla has also written three other nonfiction books: Only in Asheville: An Eclectic History; Legends, Secrets and Mysteries of Asheville; and Wicked Asheville. She previously spent 10 years as a news producer at WLOS-TV in Asheville and 6 years as director of communications at Mars Hill College (now University). She loves traveling and making new discoveries. Her children, Ben and Hannah, are her best day-trip buddies.