Author Archives: Karen Haley

5 Last-Minute Gifts for Mom

  Mother’s Day is right around the corner and we’ve rounded up the perfect last-minute gifts that mom will actually love. Thank her for all that she does, since after all, she did go through labor pains for you and the least you can do is take her to brunch AND a spa AND buy[Read More…]

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Welcome to Doppio Sogno

  No, you’re not dreaming. Though it may seem too exquisite to exist outside of a beach lover’s imagination, Doppio Sogno is entirely real. Meaning “Double Dream” in Italian, this sage green beauty is among the most unique Outer Banks vacation rentals. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Southern Shores, Doppio Sogno creates an impressive presence on[Read More…]

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The Outer Banks Vacation Rental Packing List

You just made it to your Outer Banks beach house; the vacation weekend you have been planning for the past 6 months now! You quickly unpack the car and everyone scrambles to put on there bathing suits so you can all get on the beach as fast as humanly possible. Grabbing the beach bag you[Read More…]

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What to Know About Rip Currents

When you’re enjoying the Outer Banks’ beaches, the last things you want to worry about are rip currents. That’s why learning about how to spot—and escape—a rip current before you’re on the beach is a great idea. Because although they’re intimidating, they’re also avoidable and escapable. And even if you’re not much of an ocean[Read More…]

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What to Know Before You Book a Vacation Rental

  If you’ve done any Internet searches for vacation rentals recently, then you’re no stranger of the big guys—you know, those companies like Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, and TripAdvisor. While third party platforms such as these seem to have the solution to your vacation search woes, they also have drawbacks that might not be noticeable at[Read More…]

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Hello, Red Drum: A Guide to Fall Fishing on the Outer Banks, NC

We like to think that the Outer Banks has something for everyone, whether it’s the newly nourished beaches, the wild horse tours, or the coastal dining, everyone is sure to find something they love. And out of all the Outer Banks has to offer, fishing might just be at the top of that list. Every[Read More…]

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Outer Banks Coffee Shops

What better way to celebrate National Coffee Day, a holiday second only to Christmas, than with a blog all about coffee on the Outer Banks? There are coffee shops in each town from Corolla to Nags Head and we’ve selected just a handful of our favorites to share with you. Each of these coffee shops[Read More…]

Places to Pamper: Where to Go to Treat Yourself on the Outer Banks

An essential part of any good Outer Banks vacation is taking time to treat yourself. For some, this looks like relaxing by the beach all-day or curling up in a hammock with a good read. But if you’re looking for some more intensive TLC, we’ve got you covered. There are a number of places on[Read More…]

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Outer Banks Little Free Libraries

As a former school librarian, Lori Keating understands the importance of reading. So when she decided to retire to the Outer Banks, she could think of no better way to continue inspiring reading in the community than the Little Free Library project. “I just thought, wouldn’t it be great to have [a little free library][Read More…]

Shopping Local on the Outer Banks: Art

Home to a flourishing creative community, the Outer Banks is a source of infinite inspiration for the artists lucky enough to call these barrier islands home. You’ve probably had the chance to see some of these remarkable creations, whether hanging on the walls of a local Outer Banks restaurant or featured in one of the[Read More…]

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