five last minute gifts for mom

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 BLOG

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 truly a one-of-a-kind vacation home. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Southern Shores, Doppio Sogno creates an impressive presence on the oceanfront.[Read More…]

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What to Bring to a Vacation Rental

Beach Vacation Packing List

When it comes to packing for your Outer Banks vacation, it’s easy to forget something. Especially since you’re not just packing clothes for a hotel room, you’re packing for a vacation rental. Whether you’re a last minute planner or you have your bags packed weeks in advance, take a look at our essentials packing list[Read More…]

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What to Know About Rip Currents

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

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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3 tips for updating your obx vacation rental

3 Tips for Updating Your Beach Rental

An Outer Banks vacation home has the potential to be a rewarding investment that pays dividends in memories and suntans. As with any investment property, however, updates are an integral part of maximizing earning potential and with hundreds of visitors each year, beach homes can always use a little extra TLC. Keeping your home stocked[Read More…]

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Outer Banks Bucket List Bad Bean

Outer Banks Bucket List: Bad Bean Baja Grill

Outer Banks Bucket List is your go-to guide to all the must-see attractions, hidden gems, and good stuff in between on the Outer Banks. This week, we’re talking all things Bad Bean—the Tex-Mex grill in Kitty Hawk that’s heating things up on the OBX. When it comes to continually crafting new dishes that are as[Read More…]

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Outer Banks Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Outer Banks Holiday Gift Guide

Have you ever thought, “I wish gift shopping was as stress-free as an Outer Banks vacation?” Well, don’t worry because it can be. We’ve assembled our 2017 Gift Guide featuring all local, Outer Banks businesses. Check out our picks for under the tree this year and let us know what your family thought of their[Read More…]

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Outer Banks Marathon 2017

Outer Banks Marathon 2017

This past weekend, we cheered on nearly 800 runners as they raced to the finish line in the annual Outer Banks Marathon. The marathon is one of the Outer Banks’ largest annual events and draws thousands of visitors to the area for the weekend. This was the 12th year for the marathon and we were[Read More…]

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Thanksgiving Dinner on the Outer Banks

Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner on the Outer Banks

The temperature may be hovering in the low 70’s here but Thanksgiving is still right around the corner. This is one of our favorite times to be on the Outer Banks; there’s less traffic, milder weather, and more seashells. Cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the family can be stressful, however, and the last thing you should[Read More…]

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