A Fun-Filled Adventure Exploring Pea Island National Refuge

pea island

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

Piers on the Outer Banks

Avalon Pier on the Outer Banks

It’s no secret that one of the most popular outdoor activities on the Outer Banks is fishing. We know that not everyone who visits the OBX is a fishing enthusiast, or maybe only one or two in the group are. The whole point of family vacation is to spend time with loved ones in spite of differing interests. That’s why the various Outer Banks piers are a great way to meet everyone’s requests, fishing, lounging, entertainment, children’s activities, and the beach, all in one! 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

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