Memory Monday 8/7/17 – Crabs!

We greet you on this fabulous Monday giving thanks for a great day on the Outer Banks with full electric power, and a beach bustling with happy vacationers.   Although the northern Outer Banks was largely unaffected by the power outage that cripled Hatteras Island and Ocracoke last week, we were empathetic to our neighbors to the south that were effectively out of business for a week.   We are all back to normal now, and this week’s Memory Monday photo gives us an image of one of the great things to do as a family during a vacation to the Outer Banks – Pick crabs! READ MORE

Outer Banks Named 4th Best Relaxing Getaway in the U.S. by U.S. News

relaxing getaways

Word is out that the Outer Banks are one of the best places in the United States for a relaxing vacation: U.S. News just named the Outer Banks as the 4th Best “Relaxing Getaway in the U.S.” With beautiful weather, pristine beaches, delicious food, and fun activities, the Outer Banks have everything you need for a stress-free getaway. READ MORE

Memory Monday 7/31/17 – Montage

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission is a collection of a few photos because we’ve gotten so many recently quite honestly we are trying to get as many photos and stories posted that we can.   So we are calling this the Memory Monday Montage. READ MORE

Ecotourism in the Outer Banks: Oyster Reef Restoration

Ecotourism in the Outer Banks Oyster Reef Restoration

If you’re dreaming of a different kind of vacation, or a more active vacation, an ecotourism trip to the Outer Banks may be just what you’re looking for. Ecotourism is defined by the World Conservation Union as “environmentally responsible travel to natural areas in order to enjoy and appreciate nature and accompanying cultural features that promote conservation, have low visitor impact, and provide for beneficially active socio-economic involvement of local people.” READ MORE

Memory Monday 7/24/17 – Perkins’ Vacay

Good Monday morning.   It is a fabulous beginning to the week here on the Outer Banks with the temperatures in the 90’s few clouds, and a calm ocean to greet us all on this special ribbon on land off of North Carolina.   We share with you today Perkins family vacation photos on our Memory Monday photo submission. READ MORE

Super-Cool Kid Activities on the Outer Banks

kid activities

When you think of vacationing in the Outer Banks the first thing that comes to mind is probably beach related activities. What you may not realize is the Outer Banks is consistently ranked one of the best family destinations and offers some super-cool kid activities not found elsewhere. READ MORE

Memory Monday 7/17/17 Patriotic Baby

Greetings from the Outer Banks!   This rainy Monday on the Outer Banks is not starting out as a great beach day, but we have had so many great beach days this summer we can’t complain too much.   This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Tina Macleay of Fredericksburg, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue the week of July 4th at the vacation rental property Majestic Palm in Nags Head, and provides to us this Patriotic Baby. READ MORE

Memory Monday 7/10/17 – Winward Vacation

Greetings on this beautiful Monday from the Outer Banks.   It has been unbelievably hot here on the OBX lately, but today it is pleasant and making for a good beach day.   That brings us to this week’s Memory Monday photo submission from the Winward family vacation that occurred at one of our properties just a week ago.  As you will see the Winward family enjoyed just about everything the Outer Banks has to offer during their week. READ MORE

Top 5 Outer Banks Coffee Shops

Tree House Coffee

Most people need a good cup of coffee to get their morning started, and everyone has a specific way to make the perfect cup. Your perfect cup could be as easy as a little cream and sugar or be something more complicated and long that is sounds a bit like a foreign language. While on vacation pleasing every coffee drinkers’ palette can be difficult, but there is a great personalized experience to be had for everyone and we have a list of our top coffee shops to visit in the Outer Banks that will make your vacation mornings memorable. READ MORE