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Cape Hatteras: A Top Family Beach

Kiley Smith | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Kiley Smith

Looking for a great place to vacation this year? How about Cape Hatteras? Cape Hatteras consistently ranks at the top of best family beach. That f...

Freeloading, the Cheap Travel Remedy for Winter Blahs

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Donna Marie Williams

As a freelancer on a tight budget, cost is always my first consideration when planning a trip. This birdie feels cooped up and needs to fly now. The question is, where?

11 U.S. Beach Towns You Can (And Should) Escape To This Winter

Patti Morrow | Posted 12.22.2016 | Travel
Patti Morrow

Now that winter is upon us and an end to the frenzy of the holidays in sight, visions of escape routes to warmer climates are starting to dance in our...

From Beach House to the White House: How 'Aladdin''s Courtney Reed Spent Her Summer Vacation

Jim Hill | Posted 09.03.2016 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

After spending the last year and a half soaring high above the stage floor of the New Amsterdam Theatre aboard a magic carpet, Courtney Reed (who plays Princess Jasmine in the Broadway production of Disney's Aladdin) was ready for some more down-to-earth activities.

Vacation Stress Over Shark Attacks, and Why We Need to Rethink the Beach Vacation

Catherine Franssen | Posted 08.04.2016 | Science
Catherine Franssen

While no one can ever guarantee your safety at the beach, the danger (perceived or not) points to some interesting things about the neuroscience of stress and anxiety.

Couple Is Trying To Make Personal Shark Cages A Thing

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weird News

North Carolina's surge of shark attacks won't stop one couple from enjoying their day at the beach. Holding personal shark cage contraptions over thei...

The Top 10 Places for Families to Travel This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 05.26.2016 | Travel

From coast to coast, families search for a stretch of sand where kids can play freely and adults can take a break from the daily schedule. Here are a few suggestions to help you find your spot.

Summer 2014 Beauty Trends

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 08.23.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

Whether you're getting glam for cocktail hour at a rooftop lounge in Manhattan, partying poolside in LA or basking in the natural beauty of the Outer Banks, I recommend shaking up your makeup routine with that same sense of adventure.

Best Road Trips For Best Friends

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel

By now you've probably seen the adorabs photos of Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss taking a road trip along the Pacific Coast Highway. While we wish we c...

Pretty Little Speed Trap

Kristen Hotham Carroll | Posted 05.04.2014 | Travel
Kristen Hotham Carroll

My wife and I are artists, and we travel extensively in search of beauty and inspiration. We have been fortunate to see some of the most glorious corn...

Outdoors Adventures in North Carolina's Outer Banks

Lisa Dworkin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Lisa Dworkin

The Outer Banks is a wonderful vacation spot for people who enjoy unique, and sometimes extreme, activities on land and in the water.

5 Exceptional October Getaways

MiniTime | Posted 12.05.2013 | Travel

(photo: Williamsburg Destination Marketing Committee) With the arrival of autumn, many destinations enter the sweet shoulder season of lower prices a...

The Best Fall Travel Deals

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.16.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Scotland's capital of culture is a deal for two reasons this season: Both airfares and hotel rates will be very competitive, particularly when stacked up against other, pricey European destinations.

Places We've Left Behind

Global Yodel | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

Have you ever stumbled upon an abandoned building and experienced a sense of wonder? What was this? Who built it? Do the people who used to live, work or go to school here care that it's now a crumbling shell? Here's a collection of places that have been abandoned.

5 Lighthouses Worth a Climb This Summer

MiniTime | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel

There's no more thrilling way to discover lighthouses than to climb their towers, step-by-step, on the same staircases used by lighthouse keepers and their families a hundred years ago.

Climate Change: North Carolinians Hope to Stop It in Its Tracks

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.22.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

All this time I've been worrying about what will happen to my kids as a result of climate change. It was clear to me that we needed some really innovative, out-of-the-box solutions. Turns out we can just legislate it away.

Sea Spray and Time Travel

Jerry Nelson | Posted 03.12.2012 | DC
Jerry Nelson

Unzipping my sleeping bag, I looked through the deck railing to see the Atlantic rolling six feet below me. As another blast of sea spray caught me in the face, I realized I had fallen asleep in 21st century America and woken up in the 1500s.

Our Guide To Family Vacations In The Outer Banks

The Huffington Post | Nikol Purvis | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in the Outer Banks can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier,...

Meatless Monday: Natural Disaster, Natural Comfort Food

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.29.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Long before it was a Disney flick, ratatouille was -- and is -- a deeply soothing summery stew of eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, onions and peppers.

WATCH: Hatteras Island Cut Off From Outer Banks

Posted 10.29.2011 | Travel

UPDATE 8/30/11, 4:15 p.m. EDT: Despite reports on its website, Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, is open to visit...

PHOTOS: Irene Pounds Nags Head, North Carolina

Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

Residents from Nags Head, North Carolina to Coney Island, New York fled their homes in preparation of Hurricane Irene. The hurricane pounded the East ...

Our Guide To Family Vacations In North Carolina

The Huffington Post | Jane Ellis | Posted 10.16.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in North Carolina can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier,...

Obama's Beach Books -- and Yours

Rick Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rick Horowitz

The thing about beach books -- or even "beach books" -- isn't the total tonnage of the entire pile. It's the glow of the glorious possibilities.