North Carolina Travels, a subsidiary of New Bern Post LLC, is partnering with Hulsey Media for it to manage travel information sections of the website for Western North Carolina including Asheville, Hendersonville, Boone, and numerous other destinations.

Hulsey Media,, is a local media and marketing company based in Hendersonville, N.C. Its titles include Asheville Ale Trail, Hendersonville Magazine, The Real Estate Book of Asheville/Hendersonville, Aging Resources, Healthcare Resources, Asheville.Apartments, Hendersonville Holidays, HomeTown Welcome New Mover Program, WNC Homeowners Resource Guide, and WNC Business Today.

Hulsey Media marketing services include direct mail, social media, website development, SEO, email and targeted display advertising.

North Carolina Travels ( was founded in 2003 by world travel writer Matt Barrett, who turned over management of the site to New Bern Post LLC in December 2020 as a sister publication to New Bern Post in New Bern, N.C.

New Bern Post ( covers news, events, and issues in the New Bern area. It was founded in 2017 by longtime journalist Randy Foster, who lives in New Bern.

Foster is editor and publisher of New Bern Post and North Carolina Travels. He said partnering with Hulsey Media is a major step forward for the company. The resources that Hulsey Media will provide for marketing and social media expertise alone are invaluable, and the coverage it will provide in Western North Carolina for travelers will be unparalleled.

North Carolina Travels is unique in North Carolina in that it provides insider guides to the state’s travel destinations by journalists who live in those locations. It also seeks to provide information that is several layers deeper than other travel sites in the state.

Although the website is 18 years old, because of its new strategy it is very much a startup, and continues to reach out to potential partners around the state.

“Hulsey Media is a perfect match for what we’re doing with North Carolina Travels,” Foster said. “We’re looking for others like it to help us cover other parts of the state.”

Both New Bern Post LLC and Hulsey Media have platforms for local information and advertising, and North Carolina Travels allows them to better serve those sectors of their markets that need access to a larger, non-local audience. 

North Carolina Travels now has coverage of Western North Carolina and much of Coastal North Carolina and the Coastal Plains of the state. Content for those areas is being created now and will be posted as soon as it is ready.

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