Author Archives: Karen Haley

OBX From Above

No wonder the Wright Bros. chose the Outer Banks to be where they attempted the first flight — who doesn’t want a bird’s eye view of this beautiful area? We’ve got a line-up of great ways for you get above the sandbar to see it like the pelicans do! – Climb Atop A Lighthouse! –[Read More…]

OBX Jellyfish Guide

Have you ever been walking on the beach and came across silicone looking, jelly-like, crystal clear discs? Have you been swimming and encountered a peculiar brown blob floating by? Maybe you’ve emerged from the ocean with itchy, slightly stinging skin. All can be linked back to our local jellies. With an abundance of marine life[Read More…]

OBX Seafood Markets

What better place to enjoy delicious than the Outer Banks? The docks of Wanchese are a hub for seafood. The fishermen leave early in the morning and spend their day out at sea wrangling in deliciousness. Some have made it a visit during their vacation: hitting up the docks when the fishermen are coming back[Read More…]

Waterfront Hang-Outs

Dinner with a view — nothing beats it! Being surrounded by water, the Outer Banks does not fall short on excellent waterfront hang outs. If one is looking to dine outdoors on the waterfront here are some helpful tips. – Bring sunglasses and/or a hat! Especially if you’re going during sunset.– Lather it up! It’s[Read More…]

Sweetest Spots on the OBX to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Today is World Chocolate Day, yummy! To celebrate, we’re sharing some seriously sweet spots with you. These are all great local hang outs to certainly satisfy a sweet tooth. Big Bucks Homemade Ice Cream Corolla – Timbuck II Shopping CenterKitty Hawk – 3810 N. Croatan HwyManteo – Waterfront Shops: 207 Queen Elizabeth Ave Homemade Ice[Read More…]

Autumn on the Atlantic Coast

The Outer Banks is a popular summer vacation getaway for hundreds of thousands who would like to enjoy some summertime sunshine. Our tourist season starts to pitter out as the summer winds down, but one thing we don’t understand, is why. The great weather lingers for a couple more months, and there’s plenty to do! Fall[Read More…]

0103 – BALIWEST

Situated on the breathtaking oceanfront of Southern Shores, North Carolina lies a gem of a vacation home. This Southern Shores Realty rental has been completely updated by the homeowners for the 2020 season. They did a beautiful job with this remodel, and we’re happy to share it with you all! To view more details, and[Read More…]

World Oceans Day 2020

Happy World Oceans Day 2020! We are so fortunate to live on this beautiful blue planet. Did you know that the ocean comprises 70% of the Earth’s surface? That’s a pretty big deal! On the Outer Banks we are surrounded by big blue and we couldn’t love our ocean more! World Oceans Day is a day[Read More…]

The Skyco House

Visit 1335 The Skyco House on our website. Published on 6/3/20 by Kelly Knutson

Beyond the Beach

The Outer Banks is most loved for its beautiful sand-swept beaches, whimsical beach shops, and fishing opportunities. Off the beaten path, there lies untouched adventure. Our ancient maritime forests are home to shady trails, lush greenery, and interesting wildlife. It’s easy to get away from it all, take some time for oneself (or bring the[Read More…]

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