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Day Trip to Oxford

Situated to the east of the Cotswolds and to the west of London, this amazing town is a must-see if you are heading to England or just into London.

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Take the Tube to Paddington station and hop on the Great Western Railway. Trains leave for Oxford about every hour throughout the day and evening. To get there even faster, make sure to book the direct train. Oxford is known to be a university town but what I didn't realize is that the university is actually made up of 38 different colleges. Take time to wander and explore some of the beautiful architecture. Christ's College is actually home to the great dining hall where the Harry Potter movies were filmed. If you have time, head down to the Cherwall River for a bit of punting. You can rent the boats riverside. Look for a sunny day because you will want to be outside enjoying this beautiful picturesque college town.

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The OBX

The Outer Banks is the hidden gem of the Carolina beaches. This string of islands spans 200 miles along the coast and is the perfect getaway for your next vacation.

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There is so much to see and do here during your stay. There are many beautiful rental cottages along the beach shores or you can choose to stay on the Sound side. The beach is always popular with people paddle boarding, surfing, or just soaking in the suns rays. There are so many great restaurants all over the OBX. One of my personal favorite lunch spots is the Black Pelican Restaurant which was the site of the United States Lifesaving Station and was constructed in 1874. If you enjoy water sports, visit Nor’Banks Sailing to rent jet skis and sail boats. If you want a little exercise, you can walk up the 220 steps to get to the top of the Currituck Lighthouse. There are also many beautiful piers that you can fish off of. The Outer Banks has something for everyone and has been my families vacation spot since the 1940’s. Enjoy your stay in the OBX!

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The Betsy

Located on Ocean Drive on the northern side of South Beach stands the historic Betsy Hotel.

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Steeped in history, this unique hotel offers not only an artist vibe, it also has a writer's room dedicated to visiting authors. Go have a drink at the suspended rooftop pool or listen to live music in the downstairs lobby bar. Don't forget to take a ride in the book themed elevator. With the beautiful palm trees and the Atlantic Ocean across the street, this hotel is hard to pass up when looking for a great choice for a weekend getaway.

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