Outer Banks Vacation Blog

Kite Flying on the OBX

There are few things as fun to see as the joy of a child flying a kite, especially for their first time. While the simple joy of kite flying has remained the same, the kite technology and options have drastically changed over the years.  This week we have loads of tip... View the full post »

10 Unique Things That Make the OBX A Special Place

A great vacation destination has several things. First, there is the location, that combination of beauty, convenience, and variety. Then there are the attractions and activities available to the visitors. Finally, there is the unknown, the thing that is hard to describe. ... View the full post »

How to Have A Budget Friendly Outer Banks Beach Vacation

Let's face it, vacations can be financially intimidating. There is the decision about where to stay, where to go, how much to budget and most importantly, what do I get for all that money. Don't worry, we have you covered and have all the answers to these questions... View the full post »

Plan Your Family Friendly OBX Labor Day

Labor Day is fast approaching, and whether you're visiting the OBX for a week or a long weekend, there are plenty of great events to make your Outer Banks Rental experience full of fun and excitement. This time of year is one of the best times to visit the Outer Banks ... View the full post »

Learn How to Stand Up Paddle Board on the OBX

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is one of the most exciting sports to hit the waters in recent years. Often referred to as SUP, this exciting sport lets you explore the local waterways while also providing a great full body work out. Some think it looks hard, but we assure you y... View the full post »

10 Quotes That Will Make You Dream of an OBX Vacation

Words are powerful tools. We all have quotes, songs, and sayings we can't get out of our head. Of course, for many of us, we can't stop dreaming of the radiant beauty of the Outer Banks of North Carolina is the OBX beach lover ’s fantasy come true. With breathtak... View the full post »

The Ultimate Guide to the Outer Banks Beach Vacation Experience

Summer is here, and it's time to start planning your perfect Outer Banks  Beach vacation. This week we have a round-up of all our best posts about the beach. This post is loaded with helpful tips and tricks to guarantee you have the best beach vacation possib... View the full post »

Discover The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island

There are some places on the Outer Banks that are iconic and truly represent the unique and charming nature of the OBX. There are the lighthouses and their majestic beauty. Ocracoke is a destination any visitor will love. The gentle wild mustangs of Corolla have staye... View the full post »

Flying Drones on the Outer Banks

Drones seem to be everywhere these days. YouTube is full of beautiful videos taken by drones and vacationers seem to be one of the biggest users of drones. Who can blame anyone? The Outer Banks of North Carolina is stunningly beautiful, with miles of pristine beaches, hist... View the full post »

Surf's Up on the Outer Banks.

The Outer Banks is famous for a lot of things, the birthplace of flight, amazing seafood, great history as well as, incredible surfing. This week we will tell you everything you need to know to have an incredible surfing vacation. We know the best places to surf, take less... View the full post »

Explore the Lighthouses of the Outer Banks

" Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other. "by Virginia Woolf  There is something magical about a lighthouse. Maybe it is the slow rhythmic turn of the lig... View the full post »

How to Find the Perfect Outer Banks Vacation Rental

Picking the perfect Outer Banks beach vacation rental should be a fun family adventure, one you can enjoy before you even get to the OBX. Cruising the listings of our premier properties, dreaming about dipping your toes in the ocean, or thinking about that sunset are all ... View the full post »

The Best Recipes for an Outer Banks Beach Picnic

Is there anything better than a picnic on one of the Outer Bank's beaches? Of course not! However, to have a great picnic, you need the perfect summer recipes. Get ready to embrace summer and have an awesome beach picnic. This week we have the best recipes for your OB... View the full post »

10 Fun Facts You Never Knew About The Pirate Blackbeard

Perhaps no pirate is as famous, or should we say infamous, than Blackbeard. For better or worse, Blackbeard plied the waters of the Outer Banks and coastal North Carolina. A colorful character steeped in mystery, he is also one of the most intriguing characters to visit th... View the full post »

Everything You Need to Have an Amazing 4th of July on the OBX

It is that time of year! Time to break out the bunting and the red, white, and blue. So unfurl the flag and let's light the fuse on our nation's 242nd birthday. This week we take your Outer Banks 4th of July planning to the next level. The beach is a perfect place... View the full post »