Molly McArdle is a writer from the District of Columbia. She is Brooklyn Magazine’s books editor and a regular contributor to Travel + Leisure.
A Southern Journey from the Summer 2017 issue.
These days—as the weather everywhere grows steadily stranger, storms stronger, seas higher—I worry about the Outer Banks, surrounded by water and just barely above the waves. What does it mean to be from, and of, one of the most vulnerable places on Earth?