Travel & Outdoors
If you would rather jump, climb, crawl and scramble over some of the toughest, muddiest ground around all while competing with other dirty minded athletes then read on as I list five of the dirtiest competitions in and around the Charlotte area. These are obstacle courses that are designed to wear you out and make you proud. There’s only one requisite…ya gotta get dirty!
Do you want to soar through the skies, feel the wind in your hair? Would you like to watch the sunset with a bird’s-eye view, or plummet towards earth with nothing but a parachute strapped to your back? Charlotte offers multiple ways to adventure into the sky, and these are five of the top ones.
Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina and though it is not the Capitol, it is famously known as the “Queen City”, a nickname bestowed upon it in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (1744-1818), the Queen consort of the United Kingdom and wife to King George lll. The city was settled in 1755 and incorporated as early as 1768. It’s residents refer to themselves as Charlotteans and take great pride in their city with it’s abundance of activities, it’s diverse culture and vibrancy and it’s sub-tropical climate. Charlotte has a large variety of travel accommodations for the budget traveler. Here are some of the best that offer great locations and amenities at a great price.
It may be the dreary wintertime, but that doesn’t mean there is nothing to do. Charlotte is full of fascinating activities that are perfect for cold weather. Here are the top five!
Economic growth is expected to remain at a low ebb for 2013. According to the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the U.S. economy will expand by a mere 2.1% this year. Those with jobs will see their paychecks diminish from burgeoning tax increases. The NABE says the number of workers without a job will remain high, around 7.7%. Whether a seasoned professional making a career transition or a college graduate, here are five Charlotte job-seeker resources and tips:
If you are looking for ideas to celebrate the occasion of love, check out these ideas for Valentines Day activities in and around the Queen City.
Whether you are a part-time runner or a hard core marathon machine, the Charlotte area has a running club for you.
Kettlebell lifting, invented in Russia in the 1700s and used for physical conditioning by the Soviet army, has spread throughout Europe and here, where it has taken the American fitness community by storm. In addition to specialized classes, sessions with kettlebells are often included in CrossFit and other high-intensity interval training regimens. Proponents cite the equipment’s unique abilities to build both strength and endurance, work multiple muscle groups simultaneously, and burn fat. That’s exactly what these trainers promise with a side of some of the best coaching Charlotte has to offer.
Families are always looking for unique holiday vacation destinations to make those lasting memories, and you can’t do better locally than these Charlotte-area destinations.
Put the joy back in the season by following a few simple travel tips perfect for navigating the Charlotte area.