Author Archives: Karen Haley

Quarantined? Join Us Virtually!

These are unique times that we are currently in. The OBX misses you, and we know you miss the OBX, so we’re doing what we can to fill that gap by bringing you to the beach with us virtually! Join us on Facebook as we chart these waters together: we’re doing a Virtual Scavenger Hunt,[Read More…]

North Carolina Movies

Coastal Carolina is picturesque, lush, natural, diverse, and — a hub for film and tv! Say what? Did you know that south of the OBX, in a coastal town named Wilmington, lives the “Hollywood of the East Coast” or “Hollywood of the East”? Yep, that’s right. North Carolina is the setting to plenty of movies[Read More…]

Outer Banks Reads

Who doesn’t love curling up and getting lost in a good book? Whether you’re on the beach, in a hammock, or in cozied up at home: we’re here to share Outer Banks Reads. Get your fill of all things Coastal Carolina from wherever you may be! Nights in Rodanthe – Nicholas Sparks From the #1[Read More…]

OBX Events – March 2020

Hooray! Winter is officially over this month, as we celebrate the first day of spring. You know what this means: one step closer to SUMMER! Not to mention, spring break and St. Patricks Day are this month! Sure, it may still be considered the “off season” but we’ve got a lot going on! Check out[Read More…]


Situated on a barrier island, smack dab in the middle of the East Coast, lies a melting pot of flavors. Attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world every year, the Outer Banks has landed a spot in “foodie” heaven. We’ve drawn in the likes of Guy Fieri, Food Network features, and[Read More…]

World Wildlife Day – OBX Edition

An international day for celebrating animals and raising awareness to their protection and conservation. Happy World Wildlife Day! We are so eager to share this special day with you all! On this international day of celebrating, we’re proud to share what the Outer Banks contributes to the intricate worldwide web of wildlife.  I mean, it[Read More…]

Celebrating 150 Years of Dare County

The Outer Banks, a picturesque barrier island system nestled along the Atlantic Ocean, is teeming with biodiversity, adventure, and history. It was originally and roughly formed some 20,000 years ago as the Gulf Stream and the Labrador currents deposited sand slowly over time. It is a “living” island, as it is constantly shifting, moving, and[Read More…]

OBX Taste of the Beach 2020

50+ events. 25 venues. 4 days. What could possibly be better than a premier food and wine festival? A food and wine festival on the beach! The Outer Banks Restaurant Association is putting on yet another annual Taste of the Beach. Beat the rush of the summer crowd to your favorite locales for this amazing[Read More…]

5 Reasons You Should Book Directly with a Vacation Rental Manager

Book direct. Book local. Book smart. It’s Monday morning, you pull up to work, coffee in hand, sleep still in your eyes. “I need a vacation” is probably mumbled under your breath. With modern technology, you can scroll through vacation houses in the palm of your hand, and daydream about your getaway while stuck in[Read More…]

How to Prevent Vacation Rental Fraud

Remember the days of choosing between talking on the phone or using the Internet? How about party lines? Gone are those days, and our ever-advancing world of technology certainly has its perks. Now you can instantly communicate with folks around the world; turn off your thermostat from your phone; have packages delivered via drone; and[Read More…]

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