Craig Makepeace

Craig Makepeace is the co-founder and publisher of This Is Raleigh. Originally from Australia, he first moved to Raleigh in 2004 and fell in love with the city of oaks. He's a travel addict, sports fanatic, beach lover, and passionate craft beer drinker!

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Boylan Heights Neighborhood Guide (Live, Eat, Drink, Arts)

The historic Boylan Heights neighborhood is one of the premier places to live in Raleigh ...
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6 Lovely Gardens in Raleigh (and one amazing garden nearby!)

We’re fortunate to have access to several gorgeous gardens in Raleigh that are home to ...
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12 Amazing North Carolina Christmas Experiences Not Too Miss

If you’re looking for unique places to celebrate the holidays, then perhaps you might consider ...
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15 Awesome Sports Bars in Raleigh (all fans welcome)

If you’re looking for the best sports bars in Raleigh, look no further, you've come ...
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Date Night In The Village District, Raleigh

Looking for Raleigh date night ideas and romantic things to do as a couple? Now ...

Podcast 45: What to Do in Raleigh in the Fall

It's almost Fall, y'all, our favorite time of year. It's the time of fun festivals, ...
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22 Of Our Favorite Downtown Raleigh Restaurants

If you’ve been wondering what our favorite downtown Raleigh restaurants are, the places we take ...

Podcast 44: Getting to Know Raleigh

If you are visiting Raleigh for the first time, let us be your personal chaperone. ...
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8 Fantastic Museums in Raleigh (most of them FREE)

Raleigh is not well known as a popular tourist destination and for its big ticket ...
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Guide on Things to Do in Wilmington, NC (See, Eat, Drink, Stay)

Wilmington was our first real getaway from Raleigh when we first moved to North Carolina ...
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