About Explore More NC

Sarah and Shawn

Are you ready to explore the stunning landscapes and hidden treasures of North Carolina? You’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re an adventurer at heart or love the thrill of discovery, welcome to Explore More NC™, founded by Sarah & Shawn Murphy.

We are passionate about our state, and every chance we get, we embark on journeys across North Carolina to uncover its best-kept secrets. From the breathtaking mountains to the picturesque coast, our state truly offers the best of both worlds.

Having traversed this vast and diverse country, we can confidently say that North Carolina holds a special place in our hearts. Its beauty knows no bounds, leaving us awestruck at every turn.

If you’re in search of new and exhilarating experiences, you’re in luck. Whether it’s hiking, camping, finding great things to do, incredible food and drinks, or simply relishing the great outdoors, we’ve got you covered with all the information and resources you need to make the most of your time in North Carolina.

Sarah, a professional photographer, began in portrait photography but evolved into capturing the stunning landscapes and vibrant travel scenes that North Carolina offers. She’s skilled behind the camera and loves to share our beautiful state through her images.

Join us, and together, we’ll explore every corner of North Carolina, showing you the true essence of what this incredible state has to offer.

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Work with us

For general inquiries or partnerships, please email us at contact {@} exploremorenc.com
We partner with brands, vacation rentals, businesses, and tourism boards.
We specialize in stunning photography, video, and travel stories.
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Our History

We first met through a mutual friend, and this is where our love of travel collided.  One of our favorite things was picking a spot on the map and driving; this was before GPS on our phones.  It was such an adventure, and you never knew where you might actually end up. We were pretty good about reading our map, though! Through the years, our love of adventure has always stuck with us.

Here is an embarrassing photo from 2002 of one of our first adventures. Sarah’s landscape photography has come a long way!

Picture of our our first adventures back in 2002
Our first adventures back in 2002

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