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Sliding Rock: Natural Fun, Freezing Cold…Can I Go Again?

Sliding Rock is even better than it sounds. A naturally-occurring 60-foot waterslide that lands in a seven-foot deep pool. Surrounded by the trees and mountains of Brevard, North Carolina. Um, is there a limit to how many times I can go on the slide? No? Perfect. What’s the Attire? People wore wading boots, tennis shoes, […]

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A Vacation State of Mind

When you pull over the car–urgently–to spend 20 minutes getting pictures of tall grasses, you’re on vacation with me. Yup, I know how to live it up. Rise with the sun, in bed (sleeping bag) not much later than its descent, and collective hours taking pictures of, well, plants. Ahh, vacation. Seriously. There’s no timeline […]

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Hang Gliding when you’re Afraid of Heights

Hang gliding was amazing! I didn’t do the kind where you run off the mountain – I am afraid of falling on my face, crushing my legs on landing, and being able to fly the thing. No, I didn’t create irrational fears about this at all… Instead I went tandem, which involves a plane. Forced […]

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A Kosher Girl’s Obsession with Seafood

Mom – fret not: I didn’t eat any seafood while in the Outer Banks or North Carolina. I merely became obsessed with it. Mostly because of the cute shrimp shacks. Seafood shacks are about as ubiquitous as Starbucks. But more colorful and smellier. And we can’t forget the fishing village in Wanchese. They actually still […]

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A Day at the Beach

What’s your pleasure? Reading, surfing, tossing a ball, building a sand castle, napping? The beach makes them all possible. Yet there’s a high risk of finding sand in unpleasant places, which is why I’m more of a mountain girl. But the beach has MUCH better people-watching than any hike. Enter the beaches of North Carolina’s […]

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