Outer Banks, NC | 10K Road Trip Vlog Day 30

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We spent two days exploring the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We've heard amazing things about the islands from friends and locals, so we had to check it out for ourselves. And it did not disappoint!

From the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Bodie Island Lighthouse to the beaches and beautiful sunrises and sunsets, this was an unforgettable experience!

We camped at the Oregon Inlet Campground which is a great location for a few reasons. First, it's close to town. Just a 10-minute drive to Nag's Head and all the restaurants and amenities there. Second, it's on the beach, but protected by dunes. You walk up over the dunes right onto the beach. And third, it's inexpensive. At the time of this video (June 2017), it was only $28/night. We recommend staying here. Check out availability here: https://www.recreation.gov/camping/oregon-inlet-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70855

We recognize that our experience in OBX is different from usual. Most people rent a giant beach house with their family and spend a week doing family excursions like mini-golf and the high ropes course. We, however, do not have any family here and we are on a pretty tight budget, so we did all the free and inexpensive things like camping, hanging out on the beach, and visiting lighthouses.

Here are the timestamps for the things we did and places we went to visit in Outer Banks, NC:

0:46 - Setting up Camp at Oregon Inlet Campground and exploring the beach
2:23 - Bodie Island Lighthouse (and kites)
4:36 - Sunrise on the Outer Banks
5:16 - Stars and Milky Way pictures from the beach
5:32 - Exploring another beach
6:09 - Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (climbing to the top - Isa's scared of heights so tell her how awesome she is for going up to the top!)
9:42 - Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
11:06 - Jennette's Pier and Aquarium
11:29 - Exploring another beach and saving a jellyfish
12:22 - Jockey's Ridge for sunset (absolute must-do!)

This is Day 30 and 31 of our 10,000 mile road trip across the US, but honestly our day count is getting a little fuzzy, so I'm just calling this Day 30 to keep it simple.


What's going on here?

We quit our jobs, left New York City, bought a car, and decided to spend the summer driving around the US. The plan is to hit at least 35 states and cover more than 10,000 miles. Watch from the beginning here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G2bqReO1OI&index=1&list=PLqUGFHMGYjkclU32UD-E-pvh6wrWngd-2

Music is royalty free:
"Solar Flares" by Silent Partner (YouTube Audio Library)
"Colorful Spots" by Nicolai Heidlas (https://soundcloud.com/nicolai-heidlas/colorful-spots-super-extended-nicolai-heidlas-happy-ukulele-backing-track)
"The Mood" by Kaelyn (https://youtu.be/dCPGb-UQzV4)

Filmed on June 28-29, 2017 on a Canon G7X Mark II.


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