After having lived in Hawaii for more than two years and where going to the beach was a favorite pasttime, I have become an ocean lover. I lived in Waikiki during the last three months of my stay in Hawaii where I woke up each morning to the sight of the pristine blue waters of Magic Island and ended the day admiring the beauty of the setting sun. I never got tired taking photographs of the ocean and the skies, the rainbows, sailboats and the surfboards. When my hubby decided that it was time to move back to the mainland, he chose South Florida as our destination. While here, we stayed for two weeks in an oceanfront condo with a beautiful view. Right now, we live just about five minutes away from the Hollywood Beach and Broadwalk and less than thirty minutes away from the Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Having experienced the joys of island living (sun, surf, beach) in Hawaii, it is time to explore the mainland. One vacation destination that interests me is the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The 200-mile long string of barrier islands has beaches, a couple of which were voted as one of the Ten Best Beaches in America and the Seven Best Family Beaches in the East Coast; a town was voted as one of America's Favorite Beach Towns and another, as one of the Ten Best Surf Towns in the U.S. Known for its temperate climate and wide open beachfronts, Outer Banks is a major tourist destination where visitors can enjoy the sun and water while have fun learning about history by visiting its various historical and cultural sites.