How to Avoid the Traffic on Your Drive to the Outer Banks

Anyone who has driven to the Outer Banks on a Saturday knows how bad the traffic can be during peak season.  Just recently I heard a report saying the traffic was backed up 20 miles behind the Wright Memorial Bridge. READ MORE

3 Ways to Fish in the Outer Banks, from Corolla to Nags Head

A Fisherman’s Delight: 3 Ways to Fish in the Outer Banks

A rod and reel in your hands. The sound of the gentle surf washing onto the shore. Blue ocean as far as the eye can see. Ahh! This is your perfect vacation. READ MORE

Savvy Travelers’ Top Tips for Budget-Friendly Vacations in the Outer Banks

Vacations can cost a great deal of money. With travel expenses, lodging, food and activities, it’s easy to roll through thousands of dollars without thinking twice. With these savvy tips, however, you can take a budget-friendly vacation without feeling slighted. READ MORE

5 Cool Gadgets that Make Your Beach Trip More Enjoyable

Swimsuit? Check. Sunscreen? Got it! Cooler? It’s packed. These essentials are on everybody’s list of what to take to the beach. But there are some popular gadgets available that you might also want to bring along to make your trip more fun and comfortable. READ MORE

First Flight Adventure Park

Most people come to the Outer Banks for the sand, surf, and sun, but we have a new business venture that opened up just recently in Nags Head that I think is a great family fun adventure that offers a little more adrenaline than your typical putt putt or go-carts can offer. The other day I was able to get a friend of mine to go with me and try out the new First Flight Adventure Park located near the cause way in Nags Head.  It was a blast, we both had a good time climbing the different obstacles  and testing our skills and balance.  I was impressed at all the different, every day things that were used to create an airborne obstacle course.  Climbing into a kayak suspended 25 feet in the air was one challenge, along with tightrope walking on a 1 inch wire cable.  I tried to see how far I could get without using the ropes to for balance, I didn’t make it very far.     There were 6 courses, 2 in each difficulty level, and each one ended with a zip line back to the base tower. 
The Adventure Park in Nags Head
The view from the facility is awesome, and there is an observation deck at the top of the center tower so that after your adventure, you can gather up top to reflect on your accomplishments and enjoy the view of the sound and the ocean.   They were very safety conscious, and they provide everything you need that included the harness, helmet and gloves.  The ironic thing about this location of this park is that it’s located right next door to Dairy Queen.  I think my arm hurts more from the twisting it got when I tried to skip the ice cream afterwards, which had nothing to do with the challenge of the course. Everybody else doing the ropes course was having a great time as well, you would hear the giggles and comments from the participants and spectators.  Next time you are on the Outer Banks and looking for an adventure, give these guys a chance, they should do well on the beach. Guest Blogger, Bill Koebernick

Packing for an Outer Banks Family Beach Vacation? Don’t Forget the….

Don’t get so excited about your vacation to the Outer Banks beaches that you forget to take the essentials. If you’re renting a house from Outer Banks Blue, you don’t need to worry about linens or towels, as we’ll provide those. READ MORE

4 Ways to Survive Family Overload on Vacation

You wait all year long for the one week you can relax, sleep late and do whatever your little heart desires. However, just a few days into your Outer Banks vacation, reality can come creeping in and threaten to ruin your well-deserved break. READ MORE

Go Where the Locals Go: 5 Favorite Spots of Outer Banks Residents

Experiencing the wonder of the Wright Brothers National Memorial. Taking the kids to Pirate Adventures. Climbing the lighthouse steps for a bird’s eye view of the area. All these are part of the fun of the Outer Banks. Vacation tips frequently list these as popular things to do … and they are. READ MORE

Top 5 Kid-Friendly Features to Look for When Booking a Vacation Rental

When you’re traveling with kids of any age, you know it’s critical to pack everything possible to make their experience a real treat. However, even though you’ll drive to the Outer Banks, it may not be feasible to bring all they want to your vacation destination. READ MORE

Top 10 Tips for Driving to Outer Banks Vacation Rentals

Want to incite a sea of squeals and screams? Turn to your family or friends and shout, “ROAD TRIP!” Just the thought of taking off down the highway to a new adventure brings a jubilant state over just about everyone. READ MORE

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