Outer Banks Vacation Blog

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Village of Rodanthe

   We're on a roadtrip along the Outer Banks in our OBX Spotlight Series and our next stop is the Village of Rodanthe. If you're a Nicholas Sparks' fan, then your first thought may immediately be his popular novel Nights in Rodanthe. More recently, the natural beauty of the ... View the full post »

Why is an Outer Banks Rental the Best Vacation Option?

How much do you really know about Outer Banks vacation rentals? Do you know why they are a traveler's best vacation option when it comes to finding the best OBX accommodations?    We're here to shed a little more light on why an Outer Banks rental is the best vacation option ... View the full post »

Outer Banks Events You Need To Know About

The summer season is winding down but autumn on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is revving up to be absolutely amazing. If you think summer is the only time to take an OBX beach vacation, you are sorely mistaken. In fact, the off-season on the Outer Banks is one of the best times to vacation... View the full post »

Beach Quotes That Will Get You in an OBX State of Mind

 You may be thinking about your last Outer Banks beach vacation or planning your next one, but either way we'll help you get into an OBX state of mind with these beach quotes and sayings. They're some of our favorites, so expect to be inspired to head toward the sun, sand and sea. W... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on Manteo and Wanchese

    We're trucking along here on our tour of the Outer Banks. We started with the northern beaches and headed south, stopping at each of the OBX towns along the way and exploring their uniqueness and highlighting what each has to offer you.      The next stop i... View the full post »

3 of the Best Ways to Spend Your Labor Day on the OBX

   So, you're going to be on the Outer Banks of North Carolina this Labor Day holiday? Great! We're happy you can spend some time on our shoreline. As summer wraps up, we're sure you're want to make the best of the holiday weekend on the beach, right? Of course!  ... View the full post »

How to Have an Amazing Endless Summer on the OBX

  Labor Day is approaching and the end of summer is nigh. As you wistfully remember the sand on your feet, the coastal breeze in your hand, and the Atlantic Ocean lapping at your feet, you may begin to feel a little sentimental about your Outer Banks vacations of the past. Those are some o... View the full post »

What You Need to Know About Soft Shell Crabs on the OBX

We love to spotlight our favorite local flavors on the Outer Banks of North Carolina in our Taste of the OBX blog series. This week, we're focusing on a local seasonal delicacy: soft shell crabs. Oh yeah! Read up on everything you need to know about soft shell crabs on the OBX right here. ... View the full post »

How to Score the Best Seashells on the OBX

Seasoned beachcombers and shelling connoisseurs know that the Outer Banks of North Carolina is home to some of the best shelling around. Do you? And exactly how do you go about scoring the best seashells on the OBX? We can help you with that!   Read on, coastal treasure hunters. Read on... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Town of Nags Head

Did you hear? We're on a road trip! We're driving along the beautiful Outer Banks and stopping at each OBX town along the way. We've featured the highlights of every place and hope you've been following our coastal Carolina journey to some of the best beaches and best beach towns... View the full post »

3 Really Good Reasons You Should Go Fly A Kite on the OBX

The Outer Banks of North Carolina never disappoints when it comes to outdoor activities, watersports galore, and unending fun in the sun. Did you know that it's also a really amazing kite-flying destination? It is! With sweeping wide-open coastal landscapes and steady winds, you're guara... View the full post »

What You Need To Know About Outer Banks Rentals from A to Z

A: Amazing AmenitiesÉlan Vacations rentals come with a host of amenities to customize your Outer Banks Vacation. Try our advanced vacation rental search and choose the amentiies that are important to you and your family. B: Best LocationsOur rentals are found throughout your fa... View the full post »

Why the OBX Offers Some of the Best Wreck Diving Around

  Wreck diving on the Outer Banks is a bucket-list-worthy experience. Who wouldn't want to explore the Ghost Fleet of the Atlantic right in the offshore waters of the infamous Graveyard of the Atlantic? While wreck diving takes a bit more training, skill and experience than reef divin... View the full post »

Taste of the OBX: Fabulous Fourth of July Favorites

Summer is officially in session! We've found some of our favorite summer recipe favorites that would be awesome additions to your Fourth of July celebration, or any time you want to whip up a fabulous meal. They're all touched with a bit of Southern flair to give you a taste of the reg... View the full post »

Outer Banks Spotlight on the Town of Kill Devil Hills

Our OBX Spotlights have taken us from the northern Outer Banks southward, and the next stop along the way is the town of Kill Devil Kills. Let's take a look at what this equally historic and beautiful place has to offer. Are you ready? Let's go! If you missed any of the stops along th... View the full post »