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Outer Banks

When I was a kid, they used to call Miami Beach the “sun and fun capital of the world.” Well move over, Miami. The Outer Banks deserves that moniker today. Over the past couple of decades, North Carolina’s Outer Banks has become so cool, it’s ... more

Mar 11, 2016 4:04 PM TRAVEL

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Tuna ceviche from Café Pamlico. Courtesy of Café Pamlico

I’d never considered the Outer Banks to be a great culinary Mecca. On numerous annual family vacations, my dining had almost totally been limited to preparing meals in our rental home. When we did choose a local restaurant, generally we ordered... more

Jul 14, 2015 2:49 PM TRAVEL

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The Wright Brothers Monument. Photo: Outer Banks Visitors Bureau / OuterBanks.org

I first visited the Outer Banks in the early 70s. Back then, there were very few motels, only a handful of restaurants, and, except for a Brew Thru or two, virtually no retail. In those days, there was only one reason I loved to go to Nags Head... more

Mar 10, 2015 12:51 PM TRAVEL

Horseback Riding

Photo courtesy of the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau

The Outer Banks is more than just miles of crowded beaches and congested gift shops. This 200-mile stretch of barrier islands off the North Carolina coast is home to secluded alcoves and remote hideaways that are often overlooked by visitors. more

May 13, 2014 1:32 PM TRAVEL

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