Around the US, Top Five

The Top 5 Things I Did in Wilmington, NC

When one of my best friends called me back in April and suggested the idea of me staying with her in Wilmington, North Carolina, for part of the summer, I jumped at the opportunity. I've always loved visiting the Outer Banks with my family in the summers, and since I didn't go last year and… Continue reading The Top 5 Things I Did in Wilmington, NC

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Visiting Mackinac Island

Most people know that Michigan is bordered by 4/5 Great Lakes.  However, what is less well-known is that hydrologically Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are the same lake.   They're divided for a few reasons but mostly because of how they narrow at the Straits of Mackinac between regular Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.  The Mackinac… Continue reading Visiting Mackinac Island

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One Day in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee is famous for music - blues and rock 'n roll in particular.  With Graceland just a short drive from downtown, the city has a special connection to Elvis, and Beale Street is famous for soul food and blues.  However, it's about an eight-hour drive from where we live, so I was a little… Continue reading One Day in Memphis, Tennessee

Around the US, National Parks

One Week on Cape Hatteras National Seashore

I think most people have some place that is "their" vacation spot - a place the family goes regularly enough that it feels like both a home away from home and a clear indication that you're one vacation. My personal vacation spot is the Outer Banks where my family has vacationed for years. We don't… Continue reading One Week on Cape Hatteras National Seashore