Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Escape to the Coast this Fall

A fall trek to the mountains is the traditional way to celebrate the colors of the season. This year, why not head eastward for a different kind of fall drive?    NORTH CAROLINA Outer Banks National Scenic Byway The Outer Banks National Scenic Byway (N.C. 12, which changes to U.S. 70 south of Cedar Island) […]

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Chasing Spirits: Ghost Hunting Opportunities Abound!

October is a magically spooky time — especially leading up to Halloween. The crisp cool air, an earlier nightfall and a crackling fire make for a particularly perfect backdrop for swapping ghostly tales. A visit to the haunted locations where unfortunate events may have transpired is the ultimate way to experience a ghost story, and […]

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Sweet on Creameries

Favorite Llocal Spots for a Summer Treat On summer days in the Carolinas, long lines at local ice cream shops are the norm — and for good reason. Several creameries make their own, a few using milk from cows on the property. Customers don’t seem to mind the wait for creative flavors, extra-rich texture and […]

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Category: Carolinas, Coastal

Pirate Pursuits

Searching for Blackbeard and Calico Jack along the Carolina shores. During the Golden Age of Piracy from the 1650s to the 1730s, pirates were a menace on the high seas and around popular ports of call. Stories of their horrific crimes — ranging from looting to murdering — circulated the globe. Infamous pirates such as […]

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Editor’s Escape: Exploring the “Island with No Bridge”

Editor's Escape My family has been visiting Hilton Head Island for a better part of 25 years, and ferrying over to Daufuskie Island for the day has long been on our “we need to do this” list. We just never made it happen. Last weekend, we finally got to check it out. Why, oh why […]

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Category: Coastal

Beloved Boardwalks on the Carolina Coast

The hub of beachfront activity in the Victorian age, boardwalks almost disappeared from the American landscape when people moved to the suburbs during the ‘50s and ‘60s.  Thankfully, they’re back. Though the styles have changed from the early days, boardwalks still add a sense of community and excitement to coastal towns. Check out these memorable […]

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Category: Coastal

By The Sea

Whether dreaming of living in a quaint, historic, coastal town or just ready for a friendly stay waterside, these six small Carolina gems beckon. Manteo See A waterfront landmark is the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse, an exterior reconstruction of the structure that stood at the entrance to Croatan Sound near Wanchese. Venture along the streets to […]

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Sanderling Resort

(Duck, N.C.) Nestled along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Duck, North Carolina, Sanderling Resort is where natural beauty meets oceanfront luxury. Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a family trip, this AAA Four Diamond property provides guests with a truly memorable Outer Banks vacation experience.  Sanderling Resort offers 120 guestrooms and […]

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