Memory Monday 3/19/18 – Sandy Memories

Greetings again from the sunny Outer Banks.  We had a remarkably warm February and evidently we are still paying the price for that as it has been much cooler than we like so far this March.    Spring is set to arrive this week so we are sure that means warmer weather will be here on a regular basis, and of course we have Easter less than two weeks away now so we all are ready for some beach time.  Speaking of beach time Sandy Zygmont recently stayed with Outer Banks Blue and shared a number of photo memories with us that we are posting today on Memory Monday. READ MORE

Memory Monday 3/12/18 – Beach Driving

Greetings from the Outer Banks.   We hope daylight saving time has not been too big of an adjustment for you and you are having a great Monday!   This week’s subject on Memory Monday is Beach Driving.   It has been in the news a lot here on the OBX lately, and it is also the picture we provide to you here on Mem. Mon. READ MORE

Dog Friendly Restaurants in the Outer Banks

dog friendly outer banks

The Outer Banks is one of the most enjoyable, dog-friendly vacation destinations. There are plenty of parks, trails, and of course the beach. What many people don’t realize is there is also a delightful selection of dog friendly restaurants to choose from. That way you don’t have to leave your four-legged friend behind. Here are 10 restaurants, from Corolla to Manteo, that your furry friend can dine with you. READ MORE

Memory Monday 3/5/18 – Toddler rules

Greetings from a still very windy OBX.   We have experienced 4 straight days of heavy wind here on the beach, but the weather man promises today will be the last of it the wind for a while.   Thank goodness as we are getting very tired of the heavy breeze we’ve seen for the last 5 days.  We sure hope the weather man is correct because we can use some beach time.  This week’s Memory Monday photo submission reminds us of how much fun the beach can be in a post we are calling Toddler rules. READ MORE

Memory Monday 2/26/18 Pier Pics

Greetings from a rainy, but unseasonably warm Outer Banks!   We are counting on the groundhog being wrong about winter lasting another few weeks as yesterday we enjoyed record high temperatures, and this week we are expecting temps to be above normal every day.   Weather is always on the top of our minds here on the Outer Banks and that is the theme of this week’s Memory Monday contest submissions.   We are calling this week’s entries Pier pics. READ MORE

Take In the “Best of” the Award-Winning Outer Banks

Best Choice Award Outer Banks

Vacationers fall in love with the Outer Banks of North Carolina for different reasons. For some, the Outer Banks represent a simpler lifestyle reminiscent of days gone by. Time slows down as you wander the beaches, trails, and quaint shops. Time seems to stop on an afternoon spent reading or just relaxing by the sea or on a shady porch. READ MORE

Deck Time – Memory Monday 2/19/18

Greetings from the OBX!   We hope you are looking forward to a great week as we are here at Outer Banks Blue.  OBX air temperatures are predicted to be close to 80 degrees this Wednesday.  It is a great time to get out and enjoy the weather.    Maybe put in a little deck time to get our suntans going! READ MORE

Celebrities Who Love the Outer Banks

Celebrities who love the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks have long been a refuge for those seeking quiet, privacy, and a simpler way of life, including celebrities. However, the first “celebrities” to take shelter on the Outer Banks were infamous rather than famous, including pirates such as Calico Jack and Blackbeard. From the 1600s to the late 1800s the islands were isolated and desolate, though they attracted scrappy, hardworking folks who began to form the unique Banker culture. READ MORE

Lighthouse looking – Memory Monday 2/12/18

Good day from the OBX!   It is a very warm, but a little wet day here at the Outer Banks today.  We had record setting temperatures yesterday (74 degrees is February!), and it really makes us look forward to the arrival of spring.  Today’s Memory Monday photo gives us a good example of two other types of weather we experience.   Lighthouse weather and hurricane weather. READ MORE