The Outer Banks Media Trip

May 2018

Five IFWTWA Journalists were welcomed by the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau to visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina, also known as the OBX. The four islands that make up the OBX are home to half a dozen national and state parks with rich stories dating back to the first English colony in the New World at Roanoke Island, the Wright Brothers’ first flight near Kitty Hawk, and the tallest lighthouse at Cape Hatteras. Our journalists enjoyed diverse local fare from several restaurants including Kimball’s Kitchen, Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar and OBX Trio, Wind, Beer & Cheese. They were able to really get a sense of where the local food comes from in the Outer Banks by visiting oyster bars, oyster farms, a sea salt farmstead and taking a crabbing and shrimping charter.

IFWTWA thanks our members’ hosts and local tourism for coordinating their stay. All opinions expressed are the individual writer’s and not those of or influenced by IFWTWA.

IFWTWA Writers in Attendance:

  • Dana Freeman
  • Francesca Mazurkiewicz
  • Chrissy Taylor
  • Kathleen Walls
  • Rossana Wyatt
IFWTWA Writers in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

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IFWTWA Media Trip participants utilize Twitter, Instagram, Insta Stories, Facebook, Facebook Live and Facebook Stories in addition to social media promotion by IFWTWA and its pages.

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Outer Banks Beaches
Photo by Rossana Wyatt