Let’s pause and dream about moving to an island. Start with Maui: It’s nice … and expensive. Fiji? A dreamy commitment. Dial it back a few time zones, and follow a one-mile bridge to North Carolina’s Southern Outer Banks (aka, Crystal Coast). A spot called Emerald Isle is similar to faraway escape: natural, quiet, beach-centric. But it’s different in that you can get back to the mainland in a car.