About Sarah Crossland

Sarah Crosland lives in Charlotte and covers the city and region for numerous publications. The North Carolina native has been a travel writer for almost a decade, but her first love has always been food. She authored the book Food Lovers’ Guide to Charlotte and her next book, 100 Things to do in Charlotte Before You Die, is available in 2014.

The best boutiques in Charlotte

Whether you’re searching for stylish new clothes or looking for unusual homewares, these chic boutiques in Charlotte offer sophisticated styles from local owners. Ready to shop till you drop? From gifts to designer goods, these stores have you covered. Inside Myers Park’s Isabella shoppers will … Continue reading

North Carolina’s Cherokee Heritage

When Spanish explorers recorded Native Americans in the mid-16th century, it was the first time those outside of Native American cultures became aware of the Cherokee Nation. But this group’s rich history extends much deeper into what is now the United States, especially in the … Continue reading

Beer City: A Neighbourhood Guide to Asheville

George Vanderbilt’s historic Biltmore Mansion and the picturesque Blue Ridge Parkway may have been why many made a stop in this charming mountain town in the past. But these days, downtown Asheville’s restaurants, shops, breweries, and music venues draw those seeking local culture in North Carolina. … Continue reading

Five Ways to Get Revved for NASCAR in Charlotte

Home to NASCAR’s Hall of Fame and one of the world’s largest speedways, Charlotte is a favourite pit stop for auto racing lovers. And while the races themselves draw fans from around the world, those looking for a taste of NASCAR’s flavour don’t have to have … Continue reading

Urban Trends: Charlotte’s Mobile Fashion Boutiques

Move over, food trucks! Fashion trucks are taking trends to the road. Mobile fashion boutiques are pulling in at events and festivals around Charlotte to offer new ways to shop for clothing and accessories. You’ll want to hit the road for these five North Carolina-based … Continue reading

The Queen City: A Beginner’s Charlotte Guide

  Charlotte isn’t your typical Southern American city. Yes, you’ll find oak-lined streets, quiet neighbourhoods and traditional Southern fare served up with a “thank y’all.” But as the largest city in the state of North Carolina, Charlotte also features gleaming skyscrapers, a diverse population and … Continue reading