NC Tripping: The Team

About NC Tripping The Team

This is where you can find more information about the North Carolina travel bloggers behind NC Tripping—Carl Hedinger and Christina Riley.

For questions about working with us or partnership opportunities, please reach out here. Now, let’s share a little bit more about ourselves with you.

About Carl and Christina

Carl Hedinger and Christina Riley are the travel bloggers behind NC Tripping and its sister site Travel Through Life. After years of living abroad, we’ve called North Carolina “home” for five years.

Our story was also spotlighted in Spectrum News in 2021.

We built this site to share what we find with prospective travelers and residents of North Carolina. If that includes you, we’d love to give you a big welcome and challenge you to complete our NC Bucket List.

From our base in Durham, we’ve shared 300+ guides that cover our favorite places to visit in North Carolina, stories about its people, and everything else about the Tar Heel State. You can subscribe to our email newsletter to see how much we really love it here!

Not only do we enjoy sharing our travels in NC with you here, but our writing and Christina’s photographs have also featured in regional magazines like Charlotte Happenings and Durham Magazine, national ones such as Huffington Post, Travelocity, Orbitz, Matador, and more.

We’ve also been nominated for awards including “Best Local Interest Website” on Indy Week and “Best Website” on WRAL.

Carl Hedinger: Writer/Editor

Carl Hedinger Writer for NC Tripping and Travel Through Life

I played with maps, globes, and anything else that showed me the world. And I view North Carolina as a huge map, filled with awesome places to explore and people to meet. I hope you share my excitement for this wonderful state!

Christina Riley: Photographer/Social Media/Writer

Christina Riley Photographer for NC Tripping and Travel Through Life

North Carolina is unlike any other “home” I’ve ever lived in. There are the mountainsthe ocean, and even a lot of beautiful places in between. I’ve yet to find a piece of North Carolina that I don’t love!

You will usually find me nerding out about the food in North Carolina. A failed chef, but an enthusiastic foodie, I’ve shunned my Northern roots and have fully adapted to the grit life! Oh, and if it were up to me, we’d be having barbecue every day!

Our Little Sidekick: The Star of the Show

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Each trip we take isn’t just for us. It’s also to show our little one just how much there is to see. But if you follow us on social media, you’ll know that she’s usually leading the way.

Join Our Facebook Group

We’ve created this site to help people who are traveling to North Carolina and need some tips and advice on where to go and what to do.

Our NC Tripping Facebook Group is another fun avenue for us to stay connected. So, feel free to join us there. 

Contact Us

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If there’s something you’d like to chat with us about, whether it’s adding something to this site or anything else, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.