THIS IS RALEIGH PODCAST
This is Raleigh Podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, Aussie global travelers, who now call Raleigh, North Caroline home.
After living in 5 countries, traveling to over 50, and, due to their travel blogging success, could choose to live anywhere in the world, they chose Raleigh as their permanent family home.
Why Raleigh? This podcast dives deep into that WHY - sharing the vibrant spirit of this community and the stories of the people that make its heart and soul.
Be prepared for stories, interviews with locals and business owners, ideas for discovering or re-discovering the magic of this city (think eat, play, stay), and ideas for getaways and vacations beyond the city of oaks!
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We’ve been singing Raleigh’s praises since 2004 and have often called it America’s best kept secret. We love living in Raleigh for many reasons – and after living in 5 countries and traveling to over 50, we feel confident in saying it’s a cool place to live. But, we KNOW it’s not for everyone. No […]Read More
In this episode we share about our house hunting in Raleigh, sending our kids to school for the first time, why Caz joined the Women’s Social Club in Raleigh, restaurants in Raleigh we’re loving, and our experience tasting Cheerwine for the first time!Read More
Downtown Cary has evolved a lot in recent years and we love how charming and vibrant it is,. It’s offering some of the best places to eat and drink in the Triangle. There’s the locally owned coffee shop, bakery, bagel place, ice cream shop, pizza joint, local boutiques and art galleries, the park, the theater […]Read More
We can’t do a Raleigh podcast without talking about our favorite Raleigh breweries. The beer scene has exploded in recent years, and if you love a craft brew, this is the episode for you. We’ve been to Asheville, Portland, Washington State, San Diego, and Denver. Raleigh has just as good craft beer as any of […]Read More
One reason we love living in Raleigh is its proximity to so many amazing destinations to explore. We are spoilt for choice and should never be bored. In this episode, we share 5 of our favorite destinations only an hour drive from Raleigh. They are easy to visit in a day – but there is […]Read More
Listen to our latest podcast episode on an empty stomach. Then head straight to your local restaurant serving delicious Southern fare! In this episode, we share some of those classic Southern dishes – some we’re still learning to love! Be sure to join our email community, where we’ll share our current unique finds and ideas. […]Read More
Listen to episode 05: Travel Trends 2021 We know you’re itching to break free from the confines of your homes and travel again. In this podcast episode, we use our travel expertise and insider knowledge to share how travel will look in 2021. Due to our unique position as one of the world’s top travel […]Read More
Listen to episode 04: Raleigh Favorites EP 04: What we talk about In this episode of our This is Raleigh Podcast, we’re sharing our favorites in Raleigh. There are a couple of things we both agree on, but thankfully, we also have different favorites. What are our favorite places to eat, drink, play, and explore […]Read More
Listen to episode 03: Making the Dream Happen The last episode in our three part series sharing how we ended up in Raleigh, fell in love, and found a way to permanently stay. It has been an incredible 14 year journey filled with many highs and terrible lows. We share how we lost $500K in […]Read More
Listen to episode 02: Why we Love Raleigh Welcome back to our podcast on Raleigh. In episode 2, we share the many different reasons we love living in Raleigh. It captured us immediately, and when we returned to Australia in 2006, we missed it so much and realized it’s where we wanted our forever home […]Read More