Looking for Things to Do on the Outer Banks? Check Out the Amazing Wildlife

Outer Banks, NC: A Wildlife Wonderland

If you’re an animal lover, there are few places in the country that offer the exceptional variety of wildlife as unique as the Outer Banks of North Carolina. When searching for things to do in this area, don’t neglect a chance to educate and fascinate yourself and your family with up-close encounters. READ MORE

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #2

Hurricane Arthur Advisory #2  (7:00 AM 7/3/14) Tropical Storm Arthur has become a hurricane as of this morning.   The Outer Banks is under a state of emergency and a mandatory evacuation has been ordered for Hatteras Island effective at 5:00 AM this morning.   The only condition of the state of emergency is the evacuation of Hatteras Island. A hurricane warning remains in effect for the remainder of the Outer Banks including all of the areas where Outer Banks Blue Realty has rental properties. Hatteras Island is to the south of Outer Banks Blue’s property locations and no evacuation order is expected to affect any of Blue’s rental property inventory. Hurricane Arthur continues to travel along the expected track which will take the eye of the storm very close to Hatteras Island before moving out to sea to the north and east.  It is not expected that any north beach locations will have a mandatory evacuation ordered at this time. Guests currently staying with us should expect heavy rain and strong winds over the next 24 hours with conditions improving rapidly on Friday as the storm pulls away from the Outer Banks. Guests expecting to arrive this weekend should continue with their travel plans as normal.  Outer Banks Blue expects to be open for business as usual. By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

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

Governor Gets His Feet Wet on the OBX

Happy Tourism Week

Governor Pat McCory made a visit to the Outer Banks last week to commemorate Tourism week in North Carolina.

Holding a press conference at the foot of the Bonner Bridge on Hatteras Island Governor McCrory wore a suit, but took his shoes off for the conference saying he was at the beach and wanted to get some sand between his toes. READ MORE

Memory Monday 4/28/14

OBX Syrah

This week’s Memory Monday Photo submission comes to us from Jon and Tammy Zitz of Fredericksburg, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue last September in the property “High Dune” in Duck. We understand Syrah’s official name is “OBX Syrah Lynn Zitz.”
Alright, alright, one more picture….then can we go to the beach?!
Jon and Tammy tell us that Syrah has been vacationing on the OBX for the last 10 years and Duck is her favorite beach.   Each year Syrah buys a new hat to sport around between vacations. Thanks for sharing your photo memories with us! All the best from the beach! By Tim Cafferty, President, Outer Banks Blue Realty Services

Memory Monday 4/21/14

Grandma’s Sandcastle

Thanks to this week’s Memory Monday photo submitter who sends us this picture.

That’s a wrap!

Grandma (unidentified) has just completed this sand castle with no assistance.   We understand grandma is 85 years young!   You go Grandma! READ MORE

Memory Monday 3/24/14

Can I Tag Along?

This week’s Memory Monday photo submission comes to us from Bernice Cockinos and Family of Kendall Park, New Jersey who stayed with Outer Banks Blue at “Gull Cottage” in Southern Shores last August. READ MORE

Vacation Rentals Growing in Popularity nationwide

Vacation rentals are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional hotels according to a TripAdvisor survey.  February 18th the latest survey from TripAdvisor showed that more than half of travelers intend to book a private home in 2014. READ MORE

Memory Monday 2/24/14

A Touchable Corolla Wild Horse!

We have seen a lot of photos here on Memory Monday over the past few years, but we have to say this picture is one of the grandest sand art photos we have ever seen.   In fact, we would nominate this picture as one of the best sand sculptures of all time! READ MORE

Currituck Outer Banks Rated Top Beach!

Coastal Living Picks Corolla

Coastal Living Magazine readers named the Currituck Outer Banks area of Corova as their favorite beach over famous resorts including locations in Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, Texas and California! READ MORE