Author Archives: Karen Haley

Fall 2017 Events

We’ve already told you why fall on the Outer Banks is so special but did we mention the incredible events that take place every year? From races to music festivals, fall on the Outer Banks offers a ton of ways to get outside and have some fun in the cooler weather. Here, we’ve listed our[Read More…]

Categories: News & Events
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Top 5 Tips for Decorating Your Beach House

Every beach house has its own personality—from the impressive oceanfront mansions to the cozy beach bungalows—these homes are each unique in their own way. An important part of a beach home’s character is its decor. Outdated or mismatched decor can hinder your perfectly beautiful vacation home from achieving its maximum potential. To help you enhance[Read More…]

Categories: Beach Home Tips & Design
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Peace, Love, Coffee + Books in Duck, NC

As many visitors to the Outer Banks know, these islands are home to a number of local establishments. There’s a special kind of atmosphere on the OBX, perhaps because it is a tight-knit beach community, which fosters thriving local businesses. One such local business is Duck’s Cottage. This coffee shop/bookstore mash-up in Duck is nothing short[Read More…]

Categories: Food & Drink, Outer Banks Shopping
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5 Reasons Why Going to the Beach in the Fall is Actually the Best

I should begin by letting you know that this post will be completely biased. I absolutely LOVE fall on the Outer Banks. Don’t get me wrong, you’ll find me on the beach catching some rays any chance I get during the summer. But fall at the beach will forever hold a special place in my heart.[Read More…]

Categories: Top Lists, Vacation Tips
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Bagels on the Beach: Barrier Island Bagels

What’s better than a sunny beach morning? Enjoying a sunny beach morning while chowing down on a freshly baked bagel. At Barrier Island Bagels, they’re baking delicious, fresh bagels on the Outer Banks every day. Started by Allie and Josh Legg, this bagel bakery and deli has become a hub for fresh food, with locals[Read More…]

Categories: Food & Drink
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Outer Banks Hidden Treasures

While the Outer Banks’ miles of Atlantic coastline are often lauded as this cluster of coastal towns’ best attraction, sometimes you want a change of pace from the buzzing beaches. For days when you prefer a more quiet retreat, the Outer Banks offers many parks and nature preserves. There is the larger and notable Jockey’s[Read More…]

Categories: Things to Do
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A New LEGACY: Before and After

Built on the beautiful Southern Shores oceanfront, this Outer Banks vacation rental underwent an amazing transformation last year. An updated color palette and coastal designs complement the gorgeous ocean views. Keep scrolling to see #027 Legacy’s beautiful changes. Exterior From drab to fab: a new shade of tropical cerulean turns this vacation home into a beachfront[Read More…]

Categories: Beach Home Tips & Design
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Shopping Local on the Outer Banks: Jewelry

For several Outer Banks artisans, the North Carolina coast is the ideal spot to craft sparkling crystals and gems into unique pieces of jewelry. Thanks to these talented jewelers, you can wear a lovely reminder of your Outer Banks vacation, even when you’re back home. All Washed Up Jewelry [table id=13 /] A family business[Read More…]

Categories: Outer Banks Shopping
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10 Beach Bag Ready Reads

One of life’s simplest pleasures is relaxing on the beach with a juicy book. We’ve rounded up 10 of this summer’s hottest reads to throw in your beach bag. Check out our list below:

Categories: Vacation Tips
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An Outer Banks Original: Capt’n Franks

Capt’n Franks sailed into town in 1975 and quickly established itself as an Outer Banks icon. This Kitty Hawk classic serves just about every kind of hot dog concoction you can imagine—from a staple Capt’n’s Foot Long, to a Baja Dog topped with enchilada sauce, shredded jack, and sour cream—there’s a hot dog for any taste.   Our favorite: The classic[Read More…]

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