Five North Carolina Vacations Under $500

Let's say your healthcare costs were $500 cheaper. What would you do with that money?

We've got some ideas for you. 

From the edge of the Atlantic to Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina offers the best vacation experiences ever. That’s official. We took a vote. 3 out of 3 of our friends agree that anyone looking for a quick getaway could do a lot worse than a weekend exploring the Old North State. 3 out of 3 of our friends are also broke wallet-conscious, so we know a thing or two about cramming an exceptional amount of fun and beauty into a tiny budget.

Our solution? Get up and get going with one of these five $500-and-under weekend getaways (for two!) that span the state. Wherever you’re located, we promise you’re just a short drive from at least one of them. #YoureWelcome

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PainKILLERS: Epidemic in Wilmington

Scary, but true: by some measures North Carolina’s problem with opioids is the worst in the nation. 

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Health Insurance Mandates: The Most Expensive Laws You’ve Never Heard Of

Quick: name three things that make your life a lot more expensive.

Bet you went with “taxes, taxes, taxes,” or maybe “kids, kids, kids.” But did the word mandate sneak into that list anywhere?

Probably not. If you’re like most North Carolinians, you didn’t know that health insurance mandates are the number one reason our healthcare prices are rising so rapidly (almost 30% in the past year alone. Shocking, right?).

In fact, you may not even know what mandates are, much less how they’re crippling our economy.

That’s okay. We’re here to break it down for you.

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