We are from Washington State and are planning on a July trip to the OBX (probably nags head area) . . . after doing much research, I have 2 areas of concern before traveling across the country
1) Mosquitoes - I know it varies depending on rain, wind and spring weather, but generally speaking is it likely we will have to cover ourselves with OFF before venturing outside on a daily basis - or does it take 20-30 mph winds to drive them away (not too appealing either)
2) Traffic. Born and raised in Seattle, and we vacation in Charleston SC frequently and the Myrtle Beach traffic in the summer doesn't drive us crazy - so can we handle OBX? I know time of day/weekends are factors, but are the highways stop-and-go most of the time mile after mile - some of the posts make it sound like Miami Beach or something - are there 1-hour waits for restaurants etc. (we have kids)
thanks in advance for any insights you can give!