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:

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**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 #

    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 #

    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 #

    Earthshine Discovery Center sounds amazing! What a fantastic itinerary!

  4. Alex at #

    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 #

    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 #

    I would like to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  7. Rebecca at #

    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 #

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

  9. Rebecca at #

    Low country cooking!

  10. Jan at #

    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 #


  12. Leslie at #

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

  13. Karrie at #

    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 #

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

  15. Kristen at #

    I’d like to visit the aquarium.

  16. Amanda at #

    Sea Life Aquarium

  17. Aimee at #

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

  18. Gina at #

    Sea life aquarium!

  19. Kathy at #

    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 #

    My son loves cars and would really love the nascar museum

  21. Anna Pry at #

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

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

  23. Emily at #


  24. Melissa at #

    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 #

    to asheville NC

  26. Leigh ANne Borders at #

    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 #

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

  28. Melissa Moore at #

    I’d love to visit the Smoky Mountains.

  29. Brittney at #

    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 #

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

  31. Lorena Grande at #

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

  32. Tom K at #

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

  33. Chintan at #

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

  34. Lori at #

    NASCAR Hall of Fame

  35. gene d at #

    the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

  36. MellyD at #

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

  37. Sherry Lynn Harrington at #

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

  38. michelle matta at #

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

  39. Alex P. at #

    Chimney Rock State Park!

  40. Josee B at #

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

  41. L Fox at #


  42. VF at #

    Like to see Raleigh.

  43. L. Dickerson at #

    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 #

    Looks like a lovely drive!

  45. Denny Phan at #

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

  46. Karen at #

    see the outer banks

  47. John C at #

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

  48. Jennifer D at #

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

  49. Beverley Meloche at #

    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 #

    I’ve never been

  51. Monica Petzoldt at #

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

  52. stomping kobbler at #

    U.S. National Whitewater Center

  53. Sherry K at #

    I would like to go to the Sea Life Aquarium.

  54. Wan-Chi Yien at #


  55. Sharon at #

    Outer Banks

  56. naiddia p at #

    I would love to go to Sea Life Aquarium.

  57. KC at #

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

  58. Nareen at #

    Awesome prize

  59. Nareen at #

    would love to visit Charlotte.

  60. Mark K at #

    The appalachian mountains I think…

  61. Suzanne Pratley at #

    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 #


  63. Sara D at #

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

  64. Mark V at #

    Ive always wanted to visit Charlotte

  65. Laura at #

    Charlotte would be awesome! Or anywhere 🙂

  66. Julia at #

    I would say the beaches !

  67. Dan Croutch at #

    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 #


  69. Courtney at #

    I would like to visit the Sea Life Aquarium!

  70. Eddie at #

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

  71. André at #

    I’d like to see the beautiful coutryside

  72. Janna at #

    I want to visit the rolling hills

  73. Heather Blansett at #

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

  74. jessica s at #

    Cabarrus County looks like fun!

  75. Maggie K. at #

    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 #

    i want to go to the beaches

  77. lorna at #

    I’d love to visit the appalachians and the beaches

  78. Thomas Kwan at #


  79. Tamara M at #

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

  80. James R at #

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


    I would most like to visit the Earthshine Discovery Center.

  82. Louise Martin at #

    I’d love to visit the historic Charlotte!

  83. Ella at #

    Sea Life Aquarium! 🙂

  84. Andreia Dumitru at #

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

  85. Neil at #

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

  86. Robyn Bellefleur at #

    The Sea Life Aquarium.

  87. Laurie Cockburn at #

    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 #

    I’d like to go see Charlotte Motor speedway

  89. Steve Poulson at #

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


    road trip!!!!!! smokies

  91. Caroline at #

    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 #

    I’d like to visit the Earthshine Discovery Center.

  93. Nicole at #

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

  94. Tom at #

    My son lwould love to visit Great Wolf Lodge

  95. Frank C at #


  96. Maria at #

    Would love to visit Charlotte area

  97. Maria at #

    Charlotte area looks beautiful

  98. Steph at #

    I would like to visit Charlotte

  99. mongupp at #

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

  100. David at #

    Would love to take our kids to the beach

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