In the News: Charlotte Talks gets behind the wheel with NC road trips, summer traveling tips

Dr. Carol Kline, Appalachian State University professor and director of the university's Hospitality & Tourism Management program, was a June 30 guest on WFAE's Charlotte Talks.

Kline, along with journalist Jeremy Markovich and NC Tripping co-Founder Christina Riley, spoke with guest host Sarah Delia about their tips and tricks to plan a trip, travel sustainably, and how to find off-the-beaten path adventures.

With summer in full swing and vacation season underway, we're buckling up to find the best road trip destinations around Charlotte and the state. Whether you're planning a road trip with the little ones or seeking solo travel, we've got you covered. Maybe you're an avid traveler, or perhaps you're dipping your toes back into traveling post-pandemic. North Carolina has a lot to offer. From the ocean to the mountains, to the country and city life, there's plenty to explore.

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Kline's research interests focus broadly on tourism planning and development and tourism sustainability. Learn more about Carol Kline.

About the Department of Management at Appalachian State University

The Department of Management offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to prepare students for a variety of managerial responsibilities in today's dynamic environment. The student who is studying management will acquire relevant knowledge and skills necessary for success in a variety of small, medium and large organizations. The department offers two undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree programs: the major in Management and the major in Hospitality and Tourism Management. The department also offers minors for both business and non-business majors in entrepreneurship, human resource management, and sustainable business. At the graduate level, the Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (IOHRM) program is an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree program offered jointly by the Department of Management and Department of Psychology. Learn more at

Carol Kline, director of the university's Hospitality & Tourism Management program
Published: Jul 1, 2024 9:33am