When you think of beaches in the United States, North Carolina might not be the first place that comes to mind. But there are a lot of states in the US that have great beaches that might be closer to you than you think. When I was first asked to visit The Outer Banks in North Carolina I thought the drive would be a lot longer than it actually was.
Driving from Washington DC, it can take anywhere from 4 hours and 45 minutes to 6 hours depending on traffic. But 6 hours to a beach town doesn’t seem like a big deal to me. I like to listen to audio books while I drive, so I rather enjoyed my drive to and from the Outer Banks as I listened to A Little Life.