We grew up vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, first with our own parents then with our BFF Shannon's family. We remember the beautiful remote beaches, the wild horses in our back yard, the sand fleas, and more than a few unfortunate sunburns. For the past two years, we've taken our own motley crew down for fun in the sun. Yes, the years have changed the area mostly by adding many more houses, restaurants, roads, and novelty stores; but the beach still has its same spirit.
Nights in Rodanthe may star Diane Lane and Richard Gere in their first movie since Unfaithful, but we think the true star is the Outer Banks. The movie looks over the top: watching the clip is as emotional and sappy as anything we've seen and we're a little jealous of Diane for getting to hook up with hot guys all the time (of course she's amazing too!).
If you're looking for a great spot for a girls' getaway, try the Outer Banks. This time of year, the weather is beautiful, there are great deals on rentals, and it's much more peaceful than the summer. If you go try the coconut chicken at Tortugas Lie and hit the shops in Manteo or Duck. Our girlfriend, Candi, has been pushing us to make the drive together for a long weekend. You're on notice, Candi, we're ready!