Nowhere to hide

I’m in the Outer Banks of North Carolina this week. It is a wonderful corner of our planet – Kate and Briggs are enjoying the beach.

As you might expect in a beach area, there are plenty of places to buy ice cream. And pizza. And seafood.

Twenty years ago, you had to rely on experience. Or maybe the recommendations of friends who had gone before you.  But if you had neither, you had to wing it. That pizza place looks good. Let’s try it.

If the experience was bad, so be it. You just didn’t come back. Not a huge loss in a resort town.

Those days are gone. With the help of Yelp, I was able to see ratings, reviews, photos, and menus. All from our beach house.  And it works. The pizza was great. The ice cream store was fantastic.


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