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St. Louis Travel Diary

St. Louis Travel Diary

Beer, baseball and tourist attractions. That is what this week was all about. I wanted to be able to fully experience what St Louis was all about and with my mom and her family being from St. Louis, it was finally time for me to […]

Atlanta Travel Diary

Atlanta Travel Diary

Anyone else have the travel bug? I just got back from a work trip to Atlanta, Georgia and I really got the bug to start traveling again. Going to new cities is so much fun! It is like you get to explore a whole new […]

Figure 8 Island Travel Diary

Figure 8 Island Travel Diary

One of my favorite beaches to travel to is Figure 8 Island. This secluded island is the perfect blend of everything you want when you go to the beach. The water is cool and refreshing, the sand is the perfect shade of tan & white, the sun is warm and the houses are phenomenal.

I love everything about Figure 8 Island. And for the past couple years, I have been going there over the summer with my best friends and their family (a.k.a. my second family – or basically my family). I have looked forward to this trip because of its spectacular views, wonderful weather, great food & fun times.

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But the true value of vacationing on Figure 8 Island is the tranquil atmosphere. You will not find any hotels, traffic, tourists or crazy shopping centers. It is a 5 mile long island with serene, private beachfront homes just minutes from all the exceptional amenities of Wilmington, NC and Wrightsville Beach, NC. Now those locations are just a short drive away and they have the shopping centers, restaurants and lots of tourist attractions.

Now even though you don’t have all the crazy shopping centers, hotels, traffic and tourist attractions… there is still so much that you can do!

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Activities

  • shell seeking (my favorite!)
  • swimming (obviously!)
  • quiet strolls along the shore
  • sunbathing
  • running/working out/yoga on the beach
  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • surfing
  • windsurfing
  • biking
  • tennis
  • SUP (stand up paddle boarding)
  • sunrise/sunset watching
  • photography opportunities
  • going into town
    • shopping
    • restaurants
    • site-seeing

Some of my favorite things to do on Figure 8 Island would definitely be the shell seeking, sunrise/sunset watching, swimming in the ocean & taking walks along the shore. I love having the quiet time and spending this time with my loved ones.

Here are some pictures from my last couple trips TO FIGURE 8 ISLAND!

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If you want to know more about Figure 8 Island, check out their website. Or you can send me an email and I can give you some ideas, advice &/or great recommendations! You can also check out my Pinterest Page to see more pictures!

xo, Kerri

 

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San Francisco Travel Diary

San Francisco Travel Diary

Early this month I went on a vacation that was, for lack of a better word, out of a dream. San Fransisco was the first stop on a family vacation. The first 3 days were spend in the bay area and was filled will lots […]