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North Carolina Jeeping

In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Cherokee, NC is a 14-mile trail called Heintooga Round Bottom Road (Balsam Mountain). We gave it a spin in our Jeep!

Here's a strange but true story of how easy it is for a Jeep to end up in the ocean -- when you're riding along the beach!

Looking for a Jeep Wrangler car rental? See the ultimate list of Jeep rental companies where you can rent a Jeep for a day. Jeep Wrangler rentals by state... and country.

Wondering where to take your Jeep this summer? Here are my favorite June Jeep events & destinations for this time of year -- one in each region of the U.S.

The Tellico ORV Park in Murphy, NC is now closed. We took our Jeep Wrangler Unlimited there. Here's what it was like offroading at Tellico - PHOTOS.

This photo was taken the first time we took our 2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited offroad. We went to Tellico ORV Area near Murphy, North Carolina and got our Jeep REALLY dirty!

Jeep tours are similar to Jeep rentals, but they're different in that Jeep tours are usually highly organized and structured. There is just enough flexibility built in to a Jeep tour that enables you to do some offroading while you're seeing the sights. Jeep tours are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while taking in the sights and having all of the "minor details'" taken care of for you

The Dragon's Tail has 318 curves in just 11 miles, so it's no surprise that there are some tragedies and mishaps along the way. Many of them are memorialized on the Tree of Shame. Jim and I took these photos the first time we rode the Tail of the Dragon. We stopped at Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort, which is the home of the Tree of Shame.


The Tail of the Dragon -- also called the Dragon's Tail -- is definitely a daredevil stretch of roadway. But that's not why we go there. We go there for the scenic views and a fun ride in the Jeep with the top down. I'm sure the motorcyclists hate us for that though. Here are pictures & fun facts about the Tail of the Dragon at Deal's Gap.