While we Americans are a bit myopic about what constitutes “real travel”, there’s so much to see right here in our own backyards. Which is why I was so pleasantly surprised with Raleigh. I honestly didn’t know to expect. But after receiving an invitation to check out the city’s World of Bluegrass Festival, I figured it was the perfect opportunity. Beer, BBQ, and bluegrass … one out of the three will get me out of bed on any given day. All three at once? I’m in!