North Carolina: Outer Banks

North Carolina: Outer Banks

By Julie Bielenberg “The Outer Banks is a 100-mile long strip of land, often no more than a quarter-mile wide, squeezed between the ocean and intercoastal waterways. Most people rent vacation homes for long summer weekends to enjoy the relaxing beach atmosphere. The flora and fauna is quite unique due to the huge estuary. There are lighthouses to explore(…)

North Carolina: Southport and Washington

North Carolina: Southport and Washington

By Julie Bielenberg Southport, North Carolina: “The quietest fishing spot” After picking up my mother at the Raleigh airport, we headed due southeast about three hours to the coastal town aptly named Southport. While its sister town Wilmington gets lots of attention, it’s the more quiet and water-rich nature of this town that caught our attention. With a(…)

The Carolinas’ Coast is a-Callin’

By Julie Bielenberg Whether it’s the ultimate rock collection, a fishing trip to the Eastern Seaboard’s largest estuary or a Civil War walking tour, the Carolinas will warm you—no matter the season—with history, Southern hospitality, fresh catch and some of the best beaches in the nation. This entire journey really began with my editor and I conversing at(…)