WIN! A Drive to North Carolina Family Vacation #CanVisitNC

drive to north carolinaOur summer vacation this year will be an adventure to North Carolina. And you can do it too!

From Toronto we will drive to North Carolina, start out in the Outer Banks, and hit Raleigh, Concord, and Charlotte before wrapping up our journey in Brevard and Transylvania County, Land of Waterfalls. And we’ll be driving in style, since the nice folks at Honda are lending us a 2015 Honda Odyssey Touring.

Follow along on our trip via Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and I hope you’ll be inspired to enter to win our giveaway of a trip just like ours!

You can VACATION BIG in North Carolina! Win this trip for a family of 4 to explore 3 regions of North Carolina in a Honda Odyssey.

Here’s what’s included:

Cabarrus County Giveaway:

  • 4 passes for the “Feel the Thrill” Tour courtesy of Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • 4 admission tickets for Sea Life Aquarium courtesy of Sea Life
  • One night stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord courtesy of Visit Cabarrus
  • A Shopper’s Prize Pack with $100 Simon Visa Gift Card courtesy of Concord Mills
  • The above is valid through August 2016

Charlotte Giveaway:

  • 2 nights at Hampton Inn Phillips Place
  • 4 admissions and simulator tickets to the NASCAR Hall of Fame
  • 4 admissions and IMAX tickets to Discovery Place
  • 2 All-Sport Passes for the U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • $50 gift certificate to River’s Edge Bar & Grill at the U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • $50 gift certificate to Nan & Byron’s
  • 1 hour private carriage ride for up to four people with Charlotte Center City Carriage Tours
  • The above is valid through August 2016

Land of Waterfalls Giveaway

  • Two-night stay at the newly renovated Sunset Motel Cabin for a family of four
  • A day at Earthshine Discovery Center, including lunch, dinner, zipline canopy tour, and all Earthshine activities
  • $50 gift certificate to Rocky’s Soda Shop
  • $50 gift certificate to Mayberry’s restaurant
  • $50 gift certificate to O.P. Taylor’s toy store
  • Admission to Cradle of Forestry Discovery Center for family of four
  • Restrictions: accommodations subject to availability; Earthshine Discovery Center available only June 16-Aug 17, 2016

-Use of a 2015 or 2016 Honda Odyssey Touring minivan

-Plus $1000 in spending money

Enter via Rafflecopter below until Monday July 15:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

**Contest for Ontario residents only
**Winner to be announced Wednesday July 15, 2015
**Prize valid through to the end of August, 2016. Blackout dates apply.

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100 Responses to WIN! A Drive to North Carolina Family Vacation #CanVisitNC

  1. Mary at 10:27 #

    Great giveaway and tour! I’ve never actually visited North Carolina before other than to drive through it on the way to Florida. It sounds like you’ll be having quite an adventure!

  2. Vanessa at 10:29 #

    I want to check out that soda shop! It sounds lovely and it’s really rare to find an old fashioned soda counter any more.

  3. Steph at 10:40 #

    Earthshine Discovery Center sounds amazing! What a fantastic itinerary!

  4. Alex at 10:41 #

    Ahhh, road trips are my family’s most favourite thing ever. We’ve only driven through NC, never stayed more than a night, this would be so fun. The kids have never been to Great Wolf Lodge.

    What a totally awesome prize!

  5. Arienne at 10:43 #

    Wow what an incredible giveaway! Road tripping is one of my favourite things to do. Plus North Carolina would be amazing to check out!

  6. Yong C. at 10:59 #

    I would like to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  7. Rebecca at 11:02 #

    I have heard the North Carolina beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. I would love to see them.

  8. Mona Qaiser at 11:23 #

    Would love to take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway for the beautiful view of the mountains!

  9. Rebecca at 11:42 #

    Low country cooking!

  10. Jan at 13:02 #

    Oh how fun! We love the Carolinas and have spent the past two summers in both North and South. This trip sounds fabulous – thanks for the opportunity to win it!

  11. Brooke at 13:39 #


  12. Leslie at 16:19 #

    i love NC and would love to take my family there! We would be excited to visit Charlotte

  13. Karrie at 21:13 #

    I love visiting NC. We went last year for the first time and I had a ball. I would love to go to Boone again. It was amazing there

  14. Stefanie at 01:26 #

    This sounds like an incredible trip! I would love to see the Outer Banks and the Banker ponies.

  15. Kristen at 01:58 #

    I’d like to visit the aquarium.

  16. Amanda at 10:43 #

    Sea Life Aquarium

  17. Aimee at 10:53 #

    I want to visit the coast and my friend who lives there!

  18. Gina at 14:55 #

    Sea life aquarium!

  19. Kathy at 15:07 #

    What a great contest! We were supposed to vacation in North Carolina last summer, but had to cancel our plans. Hope to make it there some day! I was most looking forward to checking out the beautiful beaches.

  20. Dawn Mallett at 15:29 #

    My son loves cars and would really love the nascar museum

  21. Anna Pry at 19:53 #

    the beaches! been too long since we’ve had a nice vacation!!

  22. Mary Graziano at 19:55 #

    This would be a fabulous vacation, have been there before, and loved it.

  23. Emily at 23:36 #


  24. Melissa at 03:35 #

    I’d love to go to the barn theater! But if I had to chose from the prize above id be most interested discovery place

  25. Jennifer Finn at 22:54 #

    to asheville NC

  26. Leigh ANne Borders at 14:24 #

    There is so much I would love to see in North Carolina. I would first want to go to Asheville so I can see the Biltmore. That is on my bucket list of things to do! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Alison F. at 16:35 #

    Would love to take our one year old daughter to the beach! She’s never been before.

  28. Melissa Moore at 13:23 #

    I’d love to visit the Smoky Mountains.

  29. Brittney at 09:45 #

    I would love to see Asheville. I am interested in visiting some of the breweries and local restaurants and hearing some local music!

  30. Sandy Trojansek at 10:50 #

    Wow, great contest! I would love to visit the beaches and the Smoky Mountains! It all sounds really amazing. 🙂

  31. Lorena Grande at 10:58 #

    I would love to visit “Monkey Island!” 🙂 and many more spots….have never been to this side of the country.

  32. Tom K at 11:05 #

    Always wanted to visit Tweetsie Railroad and my son loves trains too!

  33. Chintan at 11:47 #

    Great contest. one of the best contest and good collection list of giveaways!

  34. Lori at 17:13 #

    NASCAR Hall of Fame

  35. gene d at 08:08 #

    the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

  36. MellyD at 08:20 #

    Would love to see the Blue Ridge Parkway and just tour around!!

  37. Sherry Lynn Harrington at 14:05 #

    Great prize! I have never been here before so it would be an awesome adventure!

  38. michelle matta at 14:25 #

    I dont have anywhere specific in mind. Maybe a restaurant they are known for or a monument/tourist attraction.

  39. Alex P. at 14:54 #

    Chimney Rock State Park!

  40. Josee B at 15:14 #

    Never been to NC, would love to explore any and all regions!

  41. L Fox at 15:20 #


  42. VF at 15:24 #

    Like to see Raleigh.

  43. L. Dickerson at 15:43 #

    We have driven through North Carolina many times and have stopped at a few antique shops on I-95 but have never vacationed there. This road trip sounds like a real adventure so sign me up!

  44. Matt Domville at 16:09 #

    Looks like a lovely drive!

  45. Denny Phan at 16:43 #

    I’ve never been to North Carolina before. Would love to take the wife!

  46. Karen at 16:49 #

    see the outer banks

  47. John C at 18:05 #

    I’d always wanted to visit the famous Sea life aquarium.

  48. Jennifer D at 18:26 #

    I would love to visit Charlotte! It is on my bucket list!

  49. Beverley Meloche at 18:41 #

    A scenic road trip along the coast and I would love to shop all the quaint little town shops. Hand made bird houses, cowbells, and art. Look’s so beautiful in the advertising print. I have never been to N.C.

  50. BlessedTA at 20:13 #

    I’ve never been

  51. Monica Petzoldt at 20:53 #

    Linville Gorge and Falls would be what I would love to see.

  52. stomping kobbler at 21:39 #

    U.S. National Whitewater Center

  53. Sherry K at 22:04 #

    I would like to go to the Sea Life Aquarium.

  54. Wan-Chi Yien at 22:19 #


  55. Sharon at 00:20 #

    Outer Banks

  56. naiddia p at 00:26 #

    I would love to go to Sea Life Aquarium.

  57. KC at 01:10 #

    I would love to visit Greensboro as I have fond memories of visiting my late great aunt there.

  58. Nareen at 02:03 #

    Awesome prize

  59. Nareen at 02:04 #

    would love to visit Charlotte.

  60. Mark K at 02:40 #

    The appalachian mountains I think…

  61. Suzanne Pratley at 05:41 #

    This is an awesome itinerary, I might just have to pack up the car and the kids and hit the open road! Who knew North Carolina offered so much?!?!? Thanks for opening my travel eyes to it!

  62. Craig at 06:38 #


  63. Sara D at 07:54 #

    I would love to go hiking on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina!

  64. Mark V at 08:46 #

    Ive always wanted to visit Charlotte

  65. Laura at 09:42 #

    Charlotte would be awesome! Or anywhere 🙂

  66. Julia at 09:44 #

    I would say the beaches !

  67. Dan Croutch at 09:45 #

    I’d go for the golf. Some of the best golf in the US is in the Carolinas. North Carolina is overlooked, but the coast has stellar offerings.

  68. Janice Wong at 10:00 #


  69. Courtney at 10:02 #

    I would like to visit the Sea Life Aquarium!

  70. Eddie at 10:17 #

    I would like to visit the Carowinds amusement park in NC and of course the beaches.

  71. André at 11:54 #

    I’d like to see the beautiful coutryside

  72. Janna at 11:55 #

    I want to visit the rolling hills

  73. Heather Blansett at 13:44 #

    I went to college in Brevard NC and Boone NC, I love love love the NC mtns!

  74. jessica s at 13:57 #

    Cabarrus County looks like fun!

  75. Maggie K. at 14:52 #

    The Outer Banks. When my husband and I were dating we researched about gullah a lot and it will be neat to hear people speaking English with a similar accent.

  76. Aarone Mawdsley at 15:23 #

    i want to go to the beaches

  77. lorna at 15:43 #

    I’d love to visit the appalachians and the beaches

  78. Thomas Kwan at 16:44 #


  79. Tamara M at 16:52 #

    I would love to visit Discovery Place and check it out!

  80. James R at 16:57 #

    I would go to Boomerang Bay and hang out on the beach!

  81. MANUEL VIZCAYA at 17:36 #

    I would most like to visit the Earthshine Discovery Center.

  82. Louise Martin at 19:31 #

    I’d love to visit the historic Charlotte!

  83. Ella at 20:11 #

    Sea Life Aquarium! 🙂

  84. Andreia Dumitru at 20:13 #

    Would love to visit Charlotte and all the greatness it has to offer. Thanks for the opportunity.

  85. Neil at 23:15 #

    I’d love to take my wife and newborn son to my old stomping grounds of Carrboro

  86. Robyn Bellefleur at 23:20 #

    The Sea Life Aquarium.

  87. Laurie Cockburn at 00:42 #

    My children and I would love to see The Sea Life Aquarium. My husband would like to see the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Great contest…something for everyone.

  88. Marcel Boudreau at 10:50 #

    I’d like to go see Charlotte Motor speedway

  89. Steve Poulson at 11:31 #

    i’d love to drive the great Smoky Mountain Highway – winding through the mountains…

  90. ETHAN HALLBEYER at 12:16 #

    road trip!!!!!! smokies

  91. Caroline at 18:54 #

    I’ve never been to NC. Sounds like a beautiful place. I would like to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  92. Nancy J Montgomery at 21:40 #

    I’d like to visit the Earthshine Discovery Center.

  93. Nicole at 23:37 #

    Earthshine Discovery Centre sounds amazing – would love to visit! Thanks for the great contest & opportunity!

  94. Tom at 23:56 #

    My son lwould love to visit Great Wolf Lodge

  95. Frank C at 19:28 #


  96. Maria at 20:25 #

    Would love to visit Charlotte area

  97. Maria at 20:25 #

    Charlotte area looks beautiful

  98. Steph at 21:19 #

    I would like to visit Charlotte

  99. mongupp at 21:26 #

    I would love to spend time on North Carolina’s beaches.

  100. David at 22:12 #

    Would love to take our kids to the beach

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