When I was growing up, my parents took my brother and I to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for vacation every year. We camped out at the National Seashore and made some great memories. As an adult, I've been back a few times, staying in beachfront motels like a civilized person. I used my experience to write a list of things to do there for mental_floss in 2007. Pictured is my youngest, when she was about five.