For 148 miles, N.C. Highway 12 courses through the Outer Banks, taking travelers to a variety of vistas and experiences.
A Bike at the Beach
Few pursuits satisfy the craving to fly free like the act cruising on a bike, salty breezes pushing back your hair as you chase the horizon.
Kill Devil Grill
When Bill Tucker decided to blaze his own path, it led him to Kill Devil Hills and a 1939 diner that welcomes a steady flow of locals and tourists who return often for singular surroundings and fresh, creative dishes.
Beyond the Breakers
Today, Cape Hatteras is a globally recognized surfing destination. But 40 years ago, only a handful of locals had the heart to catch the cape’s intimidating waves.
Battle for the Light
Often threatened by shifting sands and developers, Cape Lookout Lighthouse faced a different kind of destruction during the Civil War, and the debate over that piece of history rages on.
Beautiful and powerful, these monsters of the maritime stand as iconic symbols of the South.
Plying the Pamlico
For nearly three decades, the Pamlico River took our writer’s family to wild places and etched itself into their memories.