Onslow County: An In-Depth Look

Where to Stay in Swansboro, NC: Hook, Wine and Sinker [video]

Our trip to Onslow County in North Carolina was my most memorable adventures this year! You might know it for Jacksonville (home of Camp Lejeune) or North Topsail Beach...but Swansboro was my favorite town in the area, and it is where we recommend you stay.

3 Reasons We Love Bayonet Enterprises (and You Will, Too!) [Video]

One of the highlights of our stay in Onslow was experiencing a yacht cruise on New River in Jacksonville, NC with Bayonet Enterprises. Here are three reasons we think you need to try this on your Onslow visit!

4 Reasons to Book a Marsh Cruise in Swansboro, NC [Video]

Our family was thrilled to spend an afternoon with Marsh Cruises during our recent visit to Swansboro NC.  Marsh offers a variety of affordable options to take you and your friends/family on a guided tour like none other around the beautiful coastal waters of Swansboro and the Emerald Isles.  We opted for the Eco Adventure…

5 Unexpected Adventures in Onslow County You Shouldn’t Miss

If you're looking for great "unexpected" Onslow, then here are your best bets. From tasty tours like Walton's to delicious dinners like those at Mike's...these are worth a stop!

4 Ways to Enjoy Hammocks Beach State Park

Hammocks Beach State Park showcases some of the most beautiful coastal terrain that North Carolina has to offer.  At the heart of this gorgeous landscape is Bear Island, a remote, non-inhabited beach accessible only by boat where you can spend the day, or overnight in one of their primitive campsites.

Why Historic Swansboro is Picture-Perfect Coastal North Carolina

Onslow County includes a number of cities that each bring something unique and fun, but Historic Swansboro was our favorite. The vibe, the restaurants, the shops...the location right on the water...it was picture-perfect!

Get To Know Idyllic North Topsail Beach [video]

If you're looking for a wide beach, with beautiful surf, few people, and great rental options...let me introduce you to North Topsail Beach in Onslow County. It is gorgeous - without the crowds of other beaches in the area!  Pack your beach gear - let's go!

 

 

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Lesli Peterson

Lesli Peterson

Lesli made her way to Atlanta over 20 years ago, after living in Germany, Japan and six U.S. states. She relishes the discovery of obscure, offbeat and unwonted places, and she will chat up any willing stranger to uncover a new secret locale.

After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.

Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.
Lesli Peterson