A Fun-Filled Adventure Exploring Pea Island National Refuge

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From the 1800s to the mid-1900s, sport hunting for ducks and other birds was a favorite activity for wealthy vacationers. As a result, private hunting lodges sprang up along the coastal bird migration route known as the Atlantic Flyway. Birds travel thousands of miles during migration, and many stop to rest at the same place year after year. From Jekyll Island, Georgia, to Corolla, North Carolina, hunters would gather at these migratory resting spots to take advantage of the easy pickings. 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

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

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

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