Tag Archives: Outer Banks

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…]

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…]

Bagels on the Beach: Barrier Island Bagels

What’s better than a sunny beach morning in your Outer Banks vacation rental? 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[Read More…]

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…]

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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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