Welcome to the Highway 64 Project.
The Highway 64 Project is not a travel guide. This is an ongoing project run by Elon University students who strike out along historic Highway 64 in North Carolina. They explore the intricacies of local food, culture, and landscape while delving into how local communities are developing resiliency against climate change.
While you will find the ongoing reflections of college students here, there are also restaurant reviews, descriptions of towns and communities, as well as profiles of interesting people and places. There is also a serious effort to examine North Carolina’s efforts to mitigate climate change. This travel writing perceived as a rich rhetorical endeavor, done with a clear sense of the history, tradition, and diverse nature of the genre itself.
Although much of this site is specifically about Highway 64 as it crosses the entire state of NC from the mountains to the sea. We intend to continue growing our repository of essay reviews of important works of travel writing, maintain links to key travel writing sites, and collect helpful information about the complex subject of travel writing. We are also devoted to developing a resource for regional and comparative climate information. We hope to make the Highway 64 Project a destination site for folks all across the state, as we celebrate the cultural fabric of the Old North State.
Please explore with us!
Highway 64 Road Trip
Follow along as we outline an enlightening North Carolina road trip including: restaurants, natural destinations, athletic facilities, environmental organizations, and sites of historical injustices.