Outer Banks Insider Bi-Weekly #3

Welcome to the Outer Banks Insider Bi-Weekly Newsletter! Every other week we will add more tips, activities, recipes, etc. to help you plan the perfect Outer Banks Vacation. If you have Vacation Tips or Stories to share, please email them to info@elanvacations.com and we can use them in our next newsletter. We hope you enjoy these bi-weekly tips and information!

Money Saving Tip

Spices are a must when cooking a family dinner but they can be costly to buy while on the Outer Banks. My suggestion would be to buy a box of snack baggies and use a sharpie to mark the outside with a spice name. Then will them up with all your most used spices. This will save a lot of money at the grocery store.

FREE OBX Activity

  1. Nags Head Woods is 1400 acres of Ecological Preserve located in Kill Devil Hills. The preserve is a unique habitat and home to over 300 plant species, some of which are classified as rare. During the spring and summer wooly beach heather, water violets and the southern tway-blade orchid can be found in bloom. Over 50 species of birds breed in Nags Head Woods, and several species of reptiles, amphibians and mammals make their home there.
  • 5 miles of hiking trails
  • Open dawn to dusk every day to foot traffic only
  • Leashed dogs allowed on the Roanoke Trail and Town Trail.

Click here to view all FREE OBX Activities.

Recipe of the Week

5 Spice Tilapia

1 pound(s) tilapia fillets
1 teaspoon(s) Chinese five-spice powder
1/4 cup(s) reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoon(s) light brown sugar
1 tablespoon(s) canola oil
3 scallions, thinly sliced

1.Sprinkle both sides of tilapia fillets with five-spice powder. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tilapia and cook until the outer edges are opaque, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn the fish over, stir the soy mixture, and pour into the pan. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook until the fish is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes more. Add scallions and remove from the heat. Serve the fish drizzled with the pan sauce.

Featured Business

Run Down Cafe - Located in Kitty Hawk on the beach road, enjoy daily lunch and dinner specials. Sit on the deck outside the Tsunami bar and watch the waves roll in.

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