I moved to North Carolina in 2011 from Chicago, Illinois for graduate school, a new job, and to be with my boyfriend (now husband). I love being this close to the mountains AND the beach. We just got married in Fall 2013 and bought a fixer upper, so we stay busy around the house. When we get time, we like to hike, ride our bikes, take the dogs for walks, go bowling, and throw parties at our house. We rarely get to travel, but when we DO we love experiencing everything like a local. We don't eat at chains, we don't love hotels, and we like learning about the new areas.