The Flamingo Ladies – Memory Monday 4/8/19

Flamingo ladies

Greetings from the Outer Banks on this glorious Monday morning. Temperatures are in the 70’s today with overnight lows just getting into the 60’s. Yes, spring is definitely in full swing and we are loving it. The weather makes us look forward to the start of pool season, and of course hanging out with our inflatable flamingo floats. READ MORE

A Guide to 4×4 Carova, Outer Banks, NC (aka Corolla 4×4)

carova, nc outer banks 4x4

Corolla is one of the most popular North Carolina beaches for one special reason: the 4×4 area, slightly to the north, known as Carova! If you have a vehicle equipped to take advantage of this opportunity I would highly recommend it as part of your Outer Banks vacation experience. Enjoy the sunshine, play in the waves, and possibly see the famous wild horses! READ MORE

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse: A Hidden Gem of the Outer Banks

Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse

Have you ever been to Manteo?

If you’ve visited this quaint island town in the NC Outer Banks, you may have noticed a picturesque structure at the end of a wooden pier just east of the downtown area. It’s the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse… and it’s unlike any tower-style lighthouse you’ve ever seen. READ MORE

How To Survive Long Days At the Beach

survive outer banks beach day

Summer’s approaching faster than you think and you know what that means; Long hot days at the beach! If you’re like me then you can barley contain your excitement when you think about being under the warm sun while listening to the sound of the waves roll onto the beach. I try to make the most out of my days at the beach. I clear my whole schedule and plan on staying from late morning until the evening. Long beach days like this take a lot out of you and many people couldn’t imagine staying that long. But for all the people that love beach days as much as I do here is how to survive a long day on the beach! READ MORE

Kick Back – Memory Monday 3/4/19

kick back

Greetings from a crisp and breezy Outer Banks on this Monday morning. March has definitely rolled in like a lion here on the beach with cool temperatures and brisk overnight breezes. Definitely not a day to kick back and enjoy the beach from a favorite chair. READ MORE

1st Time on Beach – Memory Monday 2/25/19

Toby's First Beach visit

Good Monday morning to you and greetings from the Outer Banks where Spring continues to toy with us. We are seeing daffodils pop up for the first time this year and temperatures were in the 70’s yesterday in the area which is very encouraging. But this morning it is blustery and temps are back down in the 50’s again. READ MORE

Top 10 Planning Tips: Outer Banks Beach Vacation

Top 10 Planning Tips for your Outer Banks beach vacation

Planning for your vacation sets the stage for getting the most out of your vacation, even if your plan is to be as lazy as you can be.

When my family vacations we tend to plan in two stages. The first stage is all about thinking ahead to: what will we need for the trip and what will we need when we get there. The second stage is all about what are we going to do when we get there (activities). READ MORE