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Before & After: Canterbury is…Renovated!

One of our favorite OBX vacation rentals, Canterbury, is truly unrecognizable after its extensive remodel. This once traditional property is now a modern and inviting home away from home, thanks to the skilled workmanship of Joe and Lori McGraw of Albemarle Contractors. Living Room Sunshine streams through the new windows in the living room, creating[Read More…]

More Beach to Love: Outer Banks Beach Nourishment

Our shores are constantly changing. The force of storms, waves, and currents combine to erode beaches and shrink coastlines. Weakened coastlines only allow storms to cause more damage, creating a destructive cycle. These dwindling shores offer less and less space each year, leading to crowded beaches for vacationers and salt water lovers. The solution? Beach[Read More…]

The Best Places for Coffee on the Outer Banks

Vacation is a time to step away from the routine of everyday life and enjoy a more relaxed pace. But there’s no need to take a vacation from your morning coffee habit. The Outer Banks offers many locally-owned coffee shops so you can enjoy that coffee goodness each morning with a unique OBX style! Front[Read More…]

7 Reasons to Visit the Outer Banks in Winter

This week on the Outer Banks, all focus was on the tubes. But not the gnarly waves as you would think, the water pipes! More precisely, how to keep them from freezing as temperatures dipped into the 20s and snowfall cast a frozen sheen on the beaches. Locals know all too well how to make[Read More…]

Family Fun on the Outer Banks, Then and Now

Back in the day, the Outer Banks had plenty of entertaining places that any family could visit. There were six popular places that many people remember, and it’s sad to say they are extinct. As a kid, I remember only a few and it was mostly on our way to Rodanthe we would drive by them.[Read More…]

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The Local Makers of Kill Devil Rum

  Let us take you back in time to the early 1700s, a time when pirates sailed the open seas.  One popular pirate, named Blackbeard, terrorized many ships on the Atlantic Ocean.   Most of the ships he stole from carried grain, molasses, and kegs of rum.   Blackbeard loved his favorite hideaway on Ocracoke Island on[Read More…]

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Why we love the off-season on the Outer Banks

Off Season on the Outer Banks Before I became a resident of the beautiful Outer Banks, I lived in a town outside of Richmond, VA. Every Summer I couldn’t wait to get here. We have always stayed, and continue to stay in Duck. The only adjustment my family has made over the years is when[Read More…]

Our favorite DIY Outer Banks Halloween costumes

Halloween officially kicks off the holiday season. Once Halloween arrives, you know Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are right around the corner.  Which means time off to spend with family and friends, homes warmed by fires, melt-in-your-mouth recipes, decorating, holiday lights, plugging in the holiday lights for the first time, candles, Holiday music, everything pumpkin[Read More…]

Outer Banks Events l September 2014

September is one of my favorite months on the Outer Banks. Low to no humidity, cooler temperatures, warm ocean waters, less crowds, and seashells line the shore for days! There are great events and festivals for the whole family to enjoy. From live music, to fresh Outer Banks seafood, September has it all. Magnolia Art[Read More…]

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ESA Easterns Surfing Championship 2014

Have you ever wished you could see a surfing competition in person? Well, this could be another reason why the Outer Banks is awesome in the Fall. The best of the best in amateur surfing meet here, on the Outer Banks to battle it out. They have traveled up and down the East Coast claiming[Read More…]

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