Travel to the Outer Banks of North Carolina – Episode 151

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Mary White from about the Outer Banks off the coast of North Carolina.

Learn about the history there (Kitty Hawk and the lost colony of Roanoke), the BBQ, and the beaches. Where can you find good seafood? Will you also lose yourself in North Carolina?

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Show Notes – Bed and Breakfast directoryOuter Banks
Outer Banks of North Carolina
Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce
Outer Banks map
Lost Colony of Roanoke
The Lost Colony theatre experience at Roanoke Island
Nag’s Head History and Lore
North Carolina-Style BBQ
Duck Deli BBQ
Lone Cedar Cafe (great seafood)
The White Doe Inn
The Island House of Wanchese
Cypress Moon in Kitty Hawk B&B
The Sanderling Resort & Spa



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4 Responses to “Travel to the Outer Banks of North Carolina – Episode 151”



This was a pretty nice show, but your expert seemed to leave out a lot of cool details about the Outer Banks. For instance. on Roanoke Island, you’ll find one of the NC state aquariums. And there’s a lot of history to be seen on the island besides just “The Lost Colony” — for instance, there’s the Elizabeth II, which is a replica of the type of ships used in early colonization.

I was rather surprised that all of the talk of the Outer Banks stopped at Roanoke Island. The chain of barrier islands extends down to Hatteras and Okracoke… Not sure if the Chamber of Commerce accepts them being included in chats about the Banks, but there is certainly a LOT of great stuff to consider checking out along the way.

And don’t forget that at the south end of the island chain is some of the best Scuba diving in the world, in the Graveyard of the Atlantic. At least, it’s great diving in the late summer when the water warms up. πŸ™‚

Thanks for the reminder of the great stuff to see and visit in my home state!



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Can’t tell you how much I enjoyed this. I made a trip to the Outer Banks a few years back, and totally fell in love with the area. I ended up in Okracoke, and it is just about my idea of paradise. If I could live anywhere of my choice that would be it, but as a European I can’t :=( But I will definitely be back there one day for a much longer stay.

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