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

Wedding on the Beach – Memory Monday 2/5/18

Good Monday morning from the cool Outer Banks.  We hope you were satisfied with the results of the Super Bowl last night and looking forward to a great day. Sorry to the Patriots fans, but we are sure Philly fans are flying high today.  What a great game if you did not have a rooting interest.  We know that doesn’t soften the blow for Pats fans, but it was entertaining.  For whatever reason, and in one of the worst transitions…..we thought it would be a great day to share pictures of a wedding on the beach!.  Sorry, that was really bad. READ MORE

Great Places To Take Outer Banks Photos

Outer Banks photos

Keep the Camera at the Ready

The beautiful beaches and sea breeze that are so wonderful on the Outer Banks are why so many people visit and come back year after year. And there is a lot to be said for that; we would never disagree that perfect sand and refreshing ocean air makes for a great place to vacation. READ MORE

10 Tips for Enjoying Your Outer Banks Vacation Without Gaining 10 Pounds

Gaining 10 Pounds

If you’re anything like me then you’re ready for some good food and relaxation on your Outer Banks vacation. You’re excited to indulge in the local cuisine and you’ve been dreaming about laying on the beach soaking in the sunshine. You shouldn’t let the thought of gaining weight stop you from fully enjoying your vacation. Then again who wants to gain weight and have to work twice as hard to lose it after vacation? What if I told you there was a way to fully enjoy your vacation without gaining 10 pounds? Here’s my top 10 secrets to do just that… READ MORE

Say Cheese – Memory Monday 1/15/18

Greetings from the Outer Banks.  After a few days of unseasonably warm temperatures here on the OBX it is definitely feeling like winter again with freezing temps and winds that we’ve come to expect in January. Soon enough we will be back to summer so we do enjoy this down time at this time of the year.   This week’s Memory Monday photo “Say Cheese” reminds us that folks can have fun on the beach at any time of year. READ MORE

When Outer Banks Tourism Was Young

In 1830, Francis Nixon, a Perquimans County plantation owner, sailing with his family, braved the unpredictable waters of the Outer Banks sounds, finding a dock at a small village at the base of Jockey’s Ridge. His purpose for coming to the Outer Banks was to save the lives of his wife and children. READ MORE

Happy to arrive – Sad to Leave. Memory Monday 1/8/18

Greetings to our loyal Memory Monday followers on this, our first Memory Monday posting of 2018.   After a few weeks off we are back, and better then ever with your favorite photo memories.  This week’s posting is entitled Happy to arrive – Sad to leave, and is brought to us by a visitor who took a picture of the ocean view on their first day here, and then a picture of the sun rising over the ocean on the day of their departure. READ MORE