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NC Outer Banks- First Half

We have had our share of the outer banks as kids, and here and there as adults, but neither of us had actually, intentionally, driven and visited the entire outer banks. Now that we live on the NC Coast, we are so close to the ferry to Ocracoke, that our goal has now become more… Continue reading NC Outer Banks- First Half

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Caribbean · Mindfulness · Tiny Living · wanderlust

When Jimmy Buffett Songs Take On A New Meaning

I (Shannon) have been a Jimmy Buffett fan since high school. I didn't go full-fledged "Parrothead" until college. Once I went to my first Margaritaville (in Key West), I knew that the Parrothead lifestyle was for me. I spent the next few years listening to his music, going to his concerts, reading his books (there… Continue reading When Jimmy Buffett Songs Take On A New Meaning

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Road Trip- South of the Border!

Bordering North Carolina and South Carolina is a wonderful landmark that has been a source of intrigue since my (Gerry) childhood. The campy billboards that lead you to this destination and the 97-foot tall Pedro looming over I-95 should be a source of intrigue for most. All these years later, I have had several opportunities… Continue reading Road Trip- South of the Border!

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Caribbean in January- Part 3: Turks and Caicos

Oh my.... I don't even know how to put into words my feelings about Turks and Caicos. No words could ever do it justice. Our third port-of-call on our Caribbean cruise this past January was Grand Turk Island. All I knew of the area, up until the point of our arrival, was that it was… Continue reading Caribbean in January- Part 3: Turks and Caicos

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Caribbean in January- Part 2: Princess Cays

Part 2 of this series is set in Princess Cays- a tourist resort at the southern end of the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. This was our second port on our Caribbean cruise, this past January. I have to admit, I was a little skeptical since I had researched the island and saw that it was owned… Continue reading Caribbean in January- Part 2: Princess Cays

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Minimalist Vacation Packing 

Since we started living a more minimalist lifestyle, packing for a trip has been a much easier task. We are preparing to leave for a 7 day vacation and so packing for multiple climates presents a whole set of challenges, but we plan to not let the transition from North Carolina snow, to Caribbean tropical… Continue reading Minimalist Vacation Packing