December 2018

“Everything old is new again!”

That’s how the saying goes. And, nothing could be truer when it comes to this holiday season.Taking a page from the 20th century retail behemoth Sears & Roebuck Company, Amazon is printing its first toy catalogue, A Holiday of Play, this year.

Nostalgically I remember the Christmas Wish Book that arrived in our mailbox each fall. I clearly recall lying on the floor in front of the fireplace and dreamily turning the pages filled with dolls and action figures, board games, books and bikes. Growing up in rural eastern North Carolina far from any glitzy toy stores, the arrival of the Sears Christmas catalogue was anxiously anticipated every fall.

The 21st century marketplace has seen huge advertising changes. I would have thought that electronic advertising would be the tool of choice for today’s young shoppers “when vision of sugarplums dance in their heads.” Reading about Amazon’s foray into the world of print advertising, I couldn’t help but wonder if Jeff Bezos also remembered the Sears Christmas Wish Book!

As we near the close of another year, it’s fun to recall our authentic, all-inclusive travel experiences exploring, learning and having fun with others along the scenic highways and byways of the Tarheel state in 2018. Scroll down to view photos recapturing this year’s travel memories. Announcement of 2019 Visit NC Concierge trips will arrive in your inbox in early January.
We look forward to having you join us as we showcase North Carolina’s geography, history and culture, while savoring the state’s finest sites, dining and lodging. Whether you are new to the state, or a long-time resident, we make it easy to enjoy an immersive travel experience at a comfortable and engaging pace -- choreographing and balancing must-see historic sites with hidden gems along the way, across this wonderful state we all call home.

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A Look Back at Visit NC Concierge's 2018

A fun tour group at North Carolina's Governor's mansion.

Touring the majestic gardens of the Governor's mansion.

Visiting the U.S. Army Parachute Team Museum at Ft. Bragg, home of the Golden Knights.

Simulated weapons training at Ft. Bragg.

Picnic lunch on the banks of the Scuppernong River in Columbia as we made our way to Roanoke Island.

Visiting the Wright Brothers National Memorial along the Outer Banks.

Grandfather Mountain, one of many sites visited in North Carolina’s High Country.

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What Our Guests are Saying About Us

"The trip to the North Carolina High Country provided an opportunity for us to learn about the Ben Long frescoes, Grandfather Mountain beauty, Elliott Daingerfield art and Eseeola Lodge’s history. Mary Esther’s planning and attention to detail provided us an incredible experience."

"I am a frequent traveler with Mary Esther and Visit NC Concierge. Each trip is well planned, very organized and provides experiences I could never create on my own. I highly recommend Visit NC Concierge if you seek to experience, learn and have all the planning done for you while visiting sites in North Carolina."

"Mary Esther is always available to answer any questions you may have and with great patience. She also is very willing to help solve any problem you may have. She is an excellent planner, director and tour guide. Her trips have been super!"

"Just a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed our curated trip to the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit yesterday. It was truly first class ... It was our first trip with you and certainly will not be our last."

"We were very well educated as to what we would be doing and what we needed to do to make it all happen. Everything flowed as expected."

"We loved the carriage tour through the historic district. The homes and buildings were beautiful. We loved everything we did and thought each stop was delightful. Exceeded expectations."

"What I appreciate is that you provide guests an opportunity to learn and experience a part of NC while you take care of all the logistics and details!"

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visit NC concierge is a premier hospitality company dedicated to providing the discriminating traveler unique experiences savoring North Carolina’s history, geography, and culture at a leisurely travel pace while enjoying the state’s finest sites, cuisine, and lodgings. Itineraries are subject to change at the discretion of the company. Group size: minimum 10; maximum 30. Registration for each tour closes 30 days prior to tour start date. For more information, visit us at
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