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Amelies French Bakery

“Charlotte is whatever you want it to be,” slurred a jovial, former New Yorker I met at The Thirsty Beaver my first night in town. Throughout my weekend I continued to collect equally vague albeit surprisingly accurate mantras. Another was,…

From our adventures on Hatteras Island, we continued on to Ocracoke Island, home to fewer than 1,000 residents and in a world all its own, replete with a unique “hoi toid” (e.g. “high tide”) dialect.Shaped like a sewing needle…

Outer Banks - lighthouse

When the dunes roll up on either side of the road and sand begins to spill onto the shoulder, you’ve arrived. With the Atlantic to the east and the Pamlico Sound to the west, the ride down Highway 12…

oM on an all women bike ride

For years, whether traveling or training, I’ve always found myself biking with men; my husband, father, brother-in-law and godfather all ride. I’ll admit it’s a thrill to feel like one of the guys—tackling a crazy climb together, their mental…

Culinary adventures in Raleigh

If you’ve ever fantasized about taking a trip down South and eating your way through, consider North Carolina. The state is currently brimming with breweries, independent food producers, and a vibrant array of restaurants. Your first stop? Raleigh. With…