Summer Vacations with an Edge: Catch Air in Kitty Hawk
Stifling heat harshing your summer vacation mellow? Why not catch a cool breeze by launching yourself off a cliff? There's no better place to get personally acquainted with flight than in the birthplace of aviation, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina?
Kitty Hawk Kites runs the worlds largest hang gliding school with a lessons available for all levels of experience. Beginners take off for their first taste of the sky from the sand dunes that line the islands of the Outer Banks, channeling--we hope--the good luck of the Wright Brothers.
Kiteboarding, paragliding and kayaking are also offered for those looking for other ways to get their adrenaline fix. Since the Outer Banks aren't exactly a secret, finding that dream beach house can be a bit of a competition. But a bit of advance planning is all it takes to stay cooler than the other side of the pillow.
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[Photo: The Carey Fam]