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Fall Activities on the Outer Banks!

Fall Activities on the Outer Banks!

From Currituck to Hatteras this week on the Outer Banks are bursting with fall activities – great events, competitions and activities. Whether you want to watch or participate there is everything you can imagine – kiteboarding, surfing, a 5k and fun run, storytelling, chili and chowder cook-offs, kayak fishing, wavesailing, live music and so very … Continue reading »

Other Outer Banks Activities…

Other Outer Banks Activities…

  Need a break from the beach? You’re not alone. Despite the fact that everyone loves the beach and it really is the main reason people come to the Outer Banks, after a few days you might need a little change of pace. Perhaps it’s a slight sunburn that needs a day’s rest, or the … Continue reading »

Fall in the Outer Banks

Fall in the Outer Banks

Did you ever consider visiting the Outer Banks for the autumn “shoulder season”? Why Not! Did you know: – the temperatures on the Outer Banks in September and October are much the same as those in May and June (75 – 85 degree days)  but… the water is actually warmer!!!! – most of our fabulous … Continue reading »

Outer Banks Musical Inspiration… Please Listen & Enjoy!

It seems the Outer Banks provides great inspiration to all kinds of artists. Just visiting our local art galleries is proof enough. These wonderful musicians have also found inspiration here! Thank You to Jamie Trent for the wonderful tribute to the OBX “The Outer Banks and You” and Thank You to Southern Shores Realty for … Continue reading »

U.S. NEWS RANKS OBX NUMBER ONE IN THE U.S.A!

U.S. NEWS RANKS OBX NUMBER ONE IN THE U.S.A!

The word has gotten out… U.S. News this week ranked the Outer Banks#1 for Family Vacationsin the USA! Thank you U.S. News for appreciating our beaches, our history, all the great activities and how much a family can enjoy the OBX. We are very excited, proud and appreciative. Don’t miss out on the fun! Go … Continue reading »

Have Your Family Vacation Photographed!

Have Your Family Vacation Photographed!

  How Exciting! Today local Outer Banks photographer, Allie Hawkins of Island Photography, was featured on Good Morning America’s segment “Hiring Vacation ‘Paparazzi’ for Professional Photos Is Growing Trend”. As most of you know, when you get home from a vacation you often find that the “official family photographer” may only show up in one … Continue reading »

A Pittsburgher on the Outer Banks

A Pittsburgher on the Outer Banks

In the late 1950’s Gilbert Love, a columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, wrote an article about the joys of vacationing on the Outer Banks which prompted a family to decide to try it out. That summer the six of them loaded their station wagon and made the journey. Upon their arrival they drove down the … Continue reading »

Outer Banks Corolla Wild Horses

Outer Banks Corolla Wild Horses

On Thursday July 26th U.S. Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced legislation to help protect the wild horse population of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Corolla Wild Horses Protection Act (S. 3448) calls for the Secretary of the Interior to enter into a new management plan with the Corolla Wild … Continue reading »

Sail Back in Time

Sail Back in Time

If you are fascinated by history and interested in a taste of what life was like on a ship in the 1500’s then visit Roanoke Island Festival Park on the waterfront in Manteo and spend some time aboard the Elizabeth II. Swab the decks, turn the capstan to raise the anchor or plot a course … Continue reading »