Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, North Carolina

Skinny Outer Banks = phat time

We had a great time on the Outer Banks, a 200-mile long string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. Our home base was in the small town of Frisco, where our four-story tall beach house swayed ever so slightly during strong gusts of wind. We spent most of our time walking on the beach, sitting in the surf or bobbing in the waves. Amazing how much sand you can get in your swimsuit!

At 200 feet tall, the nearby Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the 23rd tallest traditional lighthouse in the world. We skipped climbing the 248-iron steps to the top. There were too many people in line, and the breeze-free temperature inside was a sweltering 90 degrees.

About Kristine K. Stevens

Book Cover200Kristine is the author of "If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It Isn't Big Enough: A Solo Journey Around the World." This nonfiction book tells the story of how she sold her house, quit her job and traveled around the world.

Kirkus Book Review: "... Stevens makes a friendly, relatable narrator ... plenty of colorful stories to make this an enjoyable, inspiring read... An often sweet memoir about finding oneself in many different places."

Next travel book to spotlight Iceland

25817249396_f6c787ef9f_z Kristine broke free from a desk job once again, and this time ended up volunteering in the far corners of Iceland!

Details about the release of this book will be posted on Facebook.