Explore Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Manteo

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge is a unique wetland habitat where you can see and experience all types of wildlife located here on the Outer Banks. Located on Roanoke Island is where you’ll find this great refuge that is a little over 152,000 acres of reserved & protected wetlands.  Established on March 14th, 1984 this … Continue reading Explore Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Manteo

Recycled Christmas Trees Help Fight Beach Erosion on the Outer Banks

The holiday season is over so give your Christmas tree a much needed beach vacation! Every year on the Outer Banks recycled trees are taken away and put on the beaches by the *Boy Scouts and a few other organizations. This event will stimulate sand dune grass growth. Through scooping and shoveling sand on the … Continue reading Recycled Christmas Trees Help Fight Beach Erosion on the Outer Banks

Explore Jockey’s Ridge State Park on your next Outer Banks Vacation

Spending time at Jockey’s Ridge State Park when on vacation in the Outer Banks is always a fun and different activity for families to enjoy.  Staying in one of our Outer Banks vacation rentals near Nags Head will allow you and your family to stay close to the park and not miss any of the … Continue reading Explore Jockey’s Ridge State Park on your next Outer Banks Vacation

The Beach-Is There One that is the Best on the Outer Banks?

People are always asking us, “What is your favorite Outer Banks beach?”  It’s a tough question to answer, because the truth is, we don’t have one. When it comes to the beach, or at least an Outer Banks beaches, all of them have a some characteristics in common. From Carova to Ocracoke all of our … Continue reading The Beach-Is There One that is the Best on the Outer Banks?

3000 Christmas Trees Help Stabilize Outer Banks Dunes

Thanks to a some generous help from some Virginia Beach friends and some really hard work on the beach in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, a lot of the sand dunes along the beach are looking better than ever. Donny King chef/owner of Ocean Boulevard in Kitty Hawk got a friend of his up in … Continue reading 3000 Christmas Trees Help Stabilize Outer Banks Dunes

Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

It’s such a simple idea it’s amazing that it works. After the holidays are done and all the trimmings come off the Christmas tree, create a new purpose for it. Place it at the base of a sand dune and let nature take its course. Here on the Outer Banks it’s become sort of an … Continue reading Repurposing Christmas Trees on the Outer Banks

November Version of Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown a Great Time

You know the winds are brisk when the kiteboaders are skimming over the waters of Roanoke Sound all day. And Sunday they were getting some great rides. It didn’t seem to faze the 1000 or so who showed up for the first every Outer Banks Fall Food Truck Showdown.  Sure, it was a bit chilly. And … Continue reading November Version of Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown a Great Time

New World Record Glide Distance Set at 5th Annual BrewTag

Beer, evidently can fly. Or glide at least. That’s what we discovered today at the 5th Annual BrewTag in Nags Head. Maybe the winds were just right; maybe the contestants are finally figuring out how to build a glider that will fly a small keg of beer (empty, or course). Perhaps the sheer number of … Continue reading New World Record Glide Distance Set at 5th Annual BrewTag

Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast – So Much to Do, So Little Time

We admit it. With the Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast happening this weekend, we have a real dilemma on our hands.  Actually, it’s just Saturday that is causing all the angst. Do we go to the Seafood Festival at the Nags Head Event Site with amazing food, a wonderful family atmosphere … Continue reading Outer Banks Seafood Festival and Mustang Rock & Roast – So Much to Do, So Little Time

Fire Destroys the Original Cotton Gin

The original Cotton Gin on the Currituck Mainland has been so much a part of Outer Banks life that it’s hard to imagine what it will be like without it. After Saturday’s blaze the left only charred remains of the store, we’ll have to face that reality. We don’t know yet what caused it or … Continue reading Fire Destroys the Original Cotton Gin