Best of Coastal Summer in North Carolina in Instagram Pictures

July 3, 2014 Leigh Powell Hines

Beach Memories 2

We hope you have enjoyed the summer issue of the Skimbaco Lifestyle Magazine. Here, at Skimbaco, we believe in living life to the fullest. To us, that means spending time with our families. We’ve slowed down on our writing this summer because we’re traveling and building family memories.

I just returned from my 9th year vacationing at Topsail Beach, N.C, and I am currently in Myrtle Beach. You can follow my coastal summer photos on Instagram as HinesSightBlog, and here are some of my photos from our family trip to Topsail Beach.

I hope you are busy making memories with your family this summer, too.

Frolicking in the ocean.

Beach Memories

Spending less time online, and more time capturing sunsets.

Topsail Sunset

If you are on the Carolina coast, you must also eat fried shrimp and hushpuppies like I do on vacation.

Fried Shrimp

Each year, we visit the Breezeway Restaurant on Topsail Island. This is not a fancy restaurant, and the motel adjacent to it is even less fancy, but the food can’t be beat.

Breezeway Motel

In fact, I think it has the best hushpuppies in the entire state of N.C.

Other nights on the island, we dined in our beach rental and feasted on fresh shrimp.

Fresh Shrimp

And we shucked corn straight from the farm.

Fresh Corn

A coastal lifestyle is about kicking back,  soaking up the atmosphere, and enjoying great eats. Be sure to check out Katja’s article on Coastal Food in the latest issue of Skimbaco Lifestyle  Magazine and experience some great seafood recipes from around the world.

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Leigh Hines, hotel and family travel expert | Skimbaco Lifestyle

I live like a tourist in my hometown and my dream is to travel the world one luxury hotel at the time. If you love traveling as much as I do, subscribe to Skimbaco Travel, and never miss any travel content from our site.

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Leigh Powell Hines

Leigh Powell Hines, a former TV Journalist/Communications Executive, combined motherhood and her journalism experience and started The Hines-Sight Blog to inspire parents to pack their bags for family travels in and around North Carolina, where she resides. Leigh knows the best in family travel, but as a parent in her mid-forties, she seeks out restaurants and hotels that adults can enjoy, too. Luxury hotels are Leigh’s passion, and she is ready to travel the world, one luxury hotel at a time. Connect with Leigh on Twitter @Hinessightblog, Facebook and check out Hines-Sight Blog on Pinterest.

Comments (2)

  1. I haven’t been to the coast of NC since I was a little girl. I would love to go to Myrtle Beach again! And I’m definitely taking notes about the hush puppies! I love a good one!!

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