This is Raleigh

Hosted ByCraig and Caroline Makepeace

This is Raleigh Podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, Aussie global travelers, who now call Raleigh, North Caroline home.

After living in 5 countries, traveling to over 50, and, due to their travel blogging success, could choose to live anywhere in the world, they chose Raleigh as their permanent family home.

Why Raleigh? This podcast dives deep into that WHY - sharing the vibrant spirit of this community and the stories of the people that make its heart and soul.

Be prepared for stories, interviews with locals and business owners, ideas for discovering or re-discovering the magic of this city (think eat, play, stay), and ideas for getaways and vacations beyond the city of oaks!

This is Raleigh Podcast is hosted by Caroline and Craig Makepeace, Aussie global travelers, who now call Raleigh, North Caroline home.

After living in 5 countries, traveling to over 50, and, due to their travel blogging success, could choose to live anywhere in the world, they chose Raleigh as their permanent family home.

Why Raleigh? This podcast dives deep into that WHY – sharing the vibrant spirit of this community and the stories of the people that make its heart and soul.

Be prepared for stories, interviews with locals and business owners, ideas for discovering or re-discovering the magic of this city (think eat, play, stay), and ideas for getaways and vacations beyond the city of oaks!


All Episodes

33. London vs Raleigh

The This is Raleigh family visited London recently and loved every minute of it. Today they give their London travel tips and compare the City of Royals to the...

32. Slice Pie Company’s Kristen Mullins “The Pie Lady”

Raleigh native Kristen Mullins comes on to tell us how she and her dad made (baked?) the idea for Slice Pie Company, the company’s expansion, the most popular sellers,...

31. Our 2022 Q1 Review

The first quarter of 2022 has absolutely flown by! Today we talk about some of the amazing experiences we’ve had in Raleigh and throughout North Carolina, and what’s ahead...

30. Kiara and Terrance Ruth

Dr. Terrance Ruth may be the next mayor of Raleigh. Kiara Ruth is an influencer and blogger at The Banana Moon. Together, they’re a Raleigh power couple, and they...

29. eSports scene in the Triangle, with Caleb Smith

Did you know that there’s a huge eSports scene here in the Triangle? Today we chat with Caleb Smith, owner of Contender eSports Gaming Center about what eSports is...

28. OBX in the Winter: Still so much to do

We took another beach vacation in the winter, this time to the Outer Banks (Nags Head, Manteo, Kitty Hawk, Duck, Corolla). There’s so much culture and history, and here...

27. Navigating the Wake County School System, with Libby Taylor

The Wake County School System is massive and sometimes pretty confusing to navigate. There are traditional or year-round schools, magnet schools, charter schools, private schools. You always want to...

26. Crystal Coast Winter Beach Getaway

Most people don’t think about the beach for a winter weekend getaway or vacation, but it’s actually pretty amazing. There are so many things to do…and it’s not nearly...

24. Say Goodbye to Clutter, with Hello Clutter’s Sarah Valeri

If there’s one thing that can cause overwhelm, overstimulation, and stress in a household, it’s clutter. Sarah Valeri from Hello Clutter has made it her business to make homes...