Currituck Banks Reserve-A Different Side to the Outer Banks

The Outer Banks is a surprising place. Almost all of our visitors come for the sun, the sand and the chance to sit on a beach and do as little as possible. After two or three days of that, it can begin to drag a bit and then the exploration of the Outer Banks really … Continue reading Currituck Banks Reserve-A Different Side to the Outer Banks

David Crowder Comes to OBX

David Crowder—sort of a superstar of Christian rock music—has never been to the Outer Banks before. That came out in the concert he gave at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo on Wednesday evening. Crowder, who’s music is tends toward rock with an interesting dose of bluegrass and country thrown in, looks like something from … Continue reading David Crowder Comes to OBX

What to Do on a Red Flag Day

Here’s something to keep in mind about being safe on Outer Banks beaches. Every once in a while, red flag—“No Swimming”—flags go up. Those warning flags are flying for a reason so do not jump into the surf just to see what it’s like. However, no swimming doesn’t mean no beach time. The surf has … Continue reading What to Do on a Red Flag Day

A Different Side to the Outer Banks

Back in 1584, Arthur Barlowe, who was part explorer and part public relations agent for Sir Walter Raleigh looked out over the Outer Banks and wrote when he returned to England, “Under the banke or hill whereon we stoode, we behelde the vallyes replenished with goodly Cedar trees . . .” It’s a little difficult … Continue reading A Different Side to the Outer Banks

Food, Fun & Rides-Carnival Comes to Outer Banks

The carnival has come and gone. Really a shame because it was great fair—small but filled with fun things to do. And cotton candy, corndogs, hotdogs and hamburgers. And basketball hoops that always seem to be just a little bit smaller than the standard size. Taking place at the Nags Head Evnet site and sponsored … Continue reading Food, Fun & Rides-Carnival Comes to Outer Banks

Perfect OBX Beach Day

Today was a reminder of all that is best about the Outer Banks in the summer—bright sunshine, a pleasant breeze keeping the temperature moderate and the humidity down, ocean waves manageable. Or, stated more simply, it was a perfect beach day. Everyone has their own idea of what to add to that perfect beach day … Continue reading Perfect OBX Beach Day

OBX BrewFest 2016 Kicks Off Summer Season

It’s a good day when the debate about what was best becomes a question of was it the beer or the music? That pretty much sums up OBX BrewFest 2016 It also didn’t hurt that the weather was wonderful with a nice breeze off Roanoke Sound—ok, it was a wind— and lots of sunshine. Since … Continue reading OBX BrewFest 2016 Kicks Off Summer Season

OBX-Lots To Do This Summer

Now that summer is here, there is almost too much to do on the Outer Banks. This is Outer Banks Craft Beer Week culminating in the OBX BrewFest on Sunday. The following weekend its the Rogallo Kite Festival on Jockey’s Ridge. There’s Kid’s Days at almost all of the Kitty Hawk Kites stores—weekly events, they’re … Continue reading OBX-Lots To Do This Summer