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!

Carolina Beach, NC

What to Do in Carolina Beach (see, Do, Eat, Drink, & Stay)

Carolina Beach is one of the best family beaches in North Carolina and at just ...
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Podcast 36: Looking for Raleigh Real Estate Agents? We can help!

In this episode we talk about Raleigh real estate agents and how we can connect ...
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Podcast 35: Marcus Ginyard, former UNC Basketball Captain

Marcus Ginyard is a former UNC Basketball captain and member of their 2009 National Championship ...
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12 Great Beaches near Raleigh (within a 3 hour drive)

As someone who grew up on the beach in Australia and now lives in Raleigh, ...
North Hills Raleigh

48 Hour Guide to North Hills, Raleigh (Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay)

Looking for weekend plans as a Raleigh local, or a place to base yourself when ...
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Podcast 34: Zack Johnson, President of The Empire Agency

Zack Johnson is a Raleigh native and the President of The Empire Agency. He spent ...
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Hiking the 7 Mile Sycamore Trail: Umstead State Park, Raleigh

We love that William B Umstead State Park is only a 15-minute drive from downtown ...
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May Events (2022): What’s happening in Raleigh this month?

The pollen is over and the trees are in full bloom. Arriving home from the ...
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A Guide to Sarah P. Duke Gardens in Durham (30 minutes from Raleigh) 

We recently spent a few hours on a beautiful spring day walking through the gorgeous ...
Raleigh vs London

Podcast 33: Raleigh vs. London

We recently visited London for 10 days and loved every minute of it. Today we ...
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