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

79th Season for Lost Colony

Now that’s the way to start the season! The 79th year of The Lost Colony kicked off last night and all the elements for success was there and they didn’t miss. The weather at Waterside Theatre where the play is performed was perfect, the acting was outstanding, the staging compelling and fun to watch and … Continue reading 79th Season for Lost Colony

OBX Summer Is Coming, Event Calendar Fills

Yea for summer! It’s almost here. Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, the weather is getting warmer and there’s lots to do. The Lost Colony kicks off its 79th season this weekend; the Outer Banks Brewfest ups the ante with the Inaugural Outer Banks Craft Beer Week. There’s still a Brewfest—that’s happening next weekend on … Continue reading OBX Summer Is Coming, Event Calendar Fills

Mustang Spring Jam-Great Music in Corolla

The music at Mike Dianna’s Mustang Music Spring Jam—or his fall Mustang Festival—is always great, but honestly the highlight may very well be the kids of the Mustang Music Program who kick things off. Yes—People’s Blues of Richmond, the headliner for the day, is an amazing band . . . so good that they may … Continue reading Mustang Spring Jam-Great Music in Corolla

The Outer Banks, WWII & the Battle for the Atlantic

World War II was fought on the doorstep of the Outer Banks. The Battle for the Atlantic ravaged Allied shipping from the Caribbean to the North Sea and the coastal waters of North Carolina saw some of the heaviest losses. In March of 1942 more than 70 ships were sunk off the coast of North … Continue reading The Outer Banks, WWII & the Battle for the Atlantic