During our week vacation in Duck, North Carolina, we made a day trip down to Roanoke Island - surprisingly, a place Adam and I have never been before (despite our countless times we have been to the Outer Banks). We stopped into Manteo, a charming little harbor town nestled into the eastern side of the island.

The town is filled with shops full of handmade goods, bed and breakfasts, cute restaurants, and Lost Colony Brewery. Fun fact, Manteo's daily weather report takes the form of signal flags that fly from a restored U.S. Weather Bureau tower. We look forward to staying a full day and night next time we make it down to the island.