Category: Adventure

Jarrett Bay: Sportfishing In Style

  Many of us in the Cape Fear simply admire passing boats from afar, and some are fortunate enough to have one to call their own. A select few, however,  are skilled enough to be part of the Jarrett Bay…

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Taking the Leap at Skydiving Coastal Carolinas

Long Beach Road in Southport is an unassuming, treed country highway that stretches from the junction of 133 and 87 all the way to the Intracoastal Waterway, then continues to Fort Caswell under another name. Along this road you’ll find…

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Exploring Cape Fear Waterways

There are few things more invigorating and mysterious than paddling out on cool, glassy waters at the break of dawn. Egrets and herons glide on the salt-infused breeze as they search for their morning nourishment, and the sun peaks over…

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Five Winter Hikes in the Cape Fear

By Hayley Swinson Many folks love to hike in the spring, summer, and fall, but winter can present an equally rewarding hiking experience around Cape Fear. In our muggy and buggy environment, hiking in the winter offers a respite from…

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Honeymooning in North Carolina

Written by: Hayley Swinson Grab your overnight bag, your beloved, and hop in the car. You needn’t look further than our vast and beautiful North Carolina to go honeymooning. Within a few hours or less you could be sipping champagne…

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Glamping North Carolina: No Assembly Required

Written By Colleen Thompson If you’re unsure if your camping trip in North Carolina qualifies as glamping, ask yourself a few pointed questions. Are sitting comfortably in a cushioned Adirondack, sipping an ice-cold glass of organic bubbly, with your feet…

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Cape Fearless: A Treetop Adventure

Written by: Hayley Swinson   Fifty feet is the highest point on the Cape Fearless Extreme course, according to Chris Sherry, co-owner with Ron England. Standing on the ledge looking down, it’s hard to fathom that I’m five stories up….

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Hot Wax Board Shaping School

Michael Paul has been immersed in surfing and its culture for decades. He has traveled and surfed around the globe, picking up shaping tricks from some of the best masters in the industry. Michael created his own surfboard label, Proline…

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Climbing Pilot Mountain

Written and Photographed by Hayley Swinson   Dangling from my left hand, toes digging into the cliff, my fingers clutched the trigger on the number-five cam, a toothy metal apparatus smaller than my fist, designed to bite into the rock…

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Buenos Aires: The Paris of South America

Words & Photos by Hayley Swinson     A man wearing a white shirt, neckerchief, and loose blue pants gallops on horseback at breakneck speed, standing in his stirrups, arm outstretched, reaching with his pen-like stick to catch a ring…

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