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Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets: For seafarers

The disappearance of the Lost Colony is an enduring mystery on Roanoke Island, where an English sailing vessel left 115 souls behind in 1587. When the governor, John White, returned three years later, the colonists had vanished, including his new granddaughter, Virginia Dare.

Travel

Into the Wild(woods) of New Jersey

Beach vacations, done right, have a magical way of getting you to eat, drink and do things you'd normally steer clear of on a regular weekday. Take roller coasters. I hadn't been on one in years, ever since a wild ride on the Phantom's Revenge at a Kennywood school picnic left me dizzy for weeks.

Best-Kept Secrets

Best-Kept Secrets: Live theater in NC

Travel guides are full of suggestions on how to make vacation dollars go further, but the savvy traveler knows that for the price of a ticket – often less than $10 – it’s possible to go almost anywhere through the magic of live theater.

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The faces of Southern Italy

SANT'ELIA, Italy - When you're standing on a cliff on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, you don't look down. You look up, mumble a prayer and you jump.

Home & Garden

12 great gardens to drive to from Raleigh

You don’t have to get your hands dirty to get the lowdown on great gardening. The temperate climate of the Carolinas has allowed wonderful public gardens to root and flourish in high terrain as well as along the shores. Here are a dozen worth checking out this summer.

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Best-Kept Secrets: For would-be seafarers

Video from an afternoon cruise on the Downeast Rover Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Manteo, N.C.
Jill Knight jhknight@newsobserver.com
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Best-Kept Secrets: For would-be seafarers

Best Kept Secrets: NC Girls Weekend 1:37

Best Kept Secrets: NC Girls Weekend

The Bomb Squad That Barks 1:13

The Bomb Squad That Barks

Tourist tests her luck by trying to pet bison 1:07

Tourist tests her luck by trying to pet bison