I love a little local vacation! This past weekend we hopped in the car and drove 3 hours + a 1 hour ferry ride to Ocracoke Island, one of my favorite destinations. We spend four days exploring the Outer Banks of North Carolina and camping beachside on Ocracoke - a small 16 mile long beach island off of Hatteras. We rode beach cruisers, ate local peaches and nectarines, drank white wine, sailed through the inlet into the ocean, and lounged by our campsite with an old fashioned kerosene lantern playing card games into the night. A perfect local vacation.