About the North Carolina Travel Bloggers Behind NC Tripping
This is where you can find more information about the North Carolina travel bloggers behind NC Tripping—Carl Hedinger and Christina Riley.
Our story was also spotlighted here:
- “Durham Couple Sees Travel Blog Success Amidst Pandemic,” Spectrum News (2021)
- “Rising Stars: Meet Christina Riley,” Voyage Raleigh (2022)
Why Did We Build NC Tripping?
We built this site to share what we find with prospective North Carolina travelers and residents. If that includes you, we’d love to give you a big welcome and challenge you to complete our NC Bucket List.
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Published Work and (almost) Awards
Not only do we enjoy sharing our travels in NC with you here, but our writing and Christina’s photographs have also been featured in regional magazines like Charlotte Happenings and Durham Magazine, and worldwide publications such as Huffington Post, Travelocity, Orbitz, Matador, and more.
Carl Hedinger: Writer/Editor/SEOer
I played with maps, globes, and anything else that showed me the world. After years of seeing places around the world, I’ve learned that there are so many wonderful places and people inside those maps.
Today, I still have a ton of maps, but most of them feature places in North Carolina. I’m always excited to find a new road or corner that we haven’t seen before.
Beyond that, I’m a lover of hikes and waterfalls, pop culture, music made by people from around the world (not just North Carolina), international food (especially Korean food), history, and obscure sports trivia.
Christina Riley: Photographer/Social Media/Writer
North Carolina is unlike any other “home” I’ve ever lived in. There are the mountains of Western North Carolina, the wonderful coastal plain of Eastern North Carolina, 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 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: AKA the Star of the Show
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.
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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.
We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know us as North Carolina travel bloggers, but also some more fun behind the scenes.
If there’s something you’d like to chat about, whether it’s adding something to this site, featuring your business, spotlighting your destination, or anything else, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.