In a previous post, I told you about our planned family vacation. Since I’ve just started learning more about the area we’re visiting, The Outer Banks of North Carolina, I thought I’d share some of my new found knowledge with you.
The Outer Banks spans 100 miles along North Carolina’s coast and is comprised of a string of barrier islands connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries. Like any popular island vacation destination, the Outer Banks boasts all the modern bells and whistles. But it’s the rustic and untamed side, as much as any of their amenities that are attracting us this year. Windswept beaches, wild horses, historic sites, and pristine maritime forests are just a few reasons we’re traveling across the country for this year’s family vacation.
With most of our family from Florida joining us-grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, we’re excited to get there! What I love most about this particular vacation is that there will be room for everyone at our Outer Banks rental. Furthermore, the property-management company we’re using, Seaside Vacations, has been so amazing to work with. Instead of having to do all the work myself, I’ve enlisted the help of their staff, who have been kind enough to send me lists of activities and events in the area. With all of their rentals, they include access to Club Seaside. From surfing to yoga to wine tasting, paddleboarding, golf, tennis and family portraits, the activities that they offer not only enhance the vacation, but also introduce guests to great local businesses, something I really enjoy exploring on our vacations.
I’ve been extremely happy with our planning for this vacation and can’t wait to get out there. I’ll make sure to update all of you with the activities and photos of us while we’re there. For us, a vacation should be more than just a house at the beach. It should be time with friends and family, a chance to relax and unwind and an opportunity to experience the local culture. Combining family fun and education into our vacation, we’re hoping to make memories that will last a lifetime.