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October 8, 2016
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Hurricane Matthew: Our Storm Policies

Here we go. It is hurricane season, after all, and this one is proving to be an active one. Hermine came through about a month ago and now, Matthew. The most recent projected models show OBX to be on the fringe of the storm. We’re still watchful and our hearts and prayers go out to those who have been and those that are … Continue reading

August 21, 2015
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10 Things To Do on A Rainy OBX Day

Most of the pictures posted of the Outer Banks feature beautiful sunrises, stunning sunsets, toes in the sand or kids playing in the surf. Here’s something you may not have on your itinerary: A Rainy Day. Outer Banks weather can be somewhat unpredictable. One thing locals do say is, “If you don’t like the weather, just give … Continue reading

August 15, 2015
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The Smart Vacationer: Booking with Confidence

Unfortunately, this post isn’t intended for light-reading or to give you a warm-fuzzy feeling, nor is it intended to push you to paranoia. On the contrary, I would like for you to have enough information to book with confidence. I have recently encountered a couple scenarios in which a scammer was seeking to get money out … Continue reading

July 28, 2015
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Seafood: Fresh and Local Picks

“So, where do you go around here to get good seafood?” No surprise, this is one of my most frequently asked questions. As strange as this may sound, I feel like I’m in over my head (no pun intended) on this post. True confessions time: I didn’t grow up in a seafood-loving family. As you may … Continue reading

June 20, 2015
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OBX Safety

I was in OBX yesterday and between a couple conversations with some local friends and a personal experience, your safety has been on my mind. You’re on vacation and “Relaxation” is at the top of your list, as it should be. You’re in a beautiful location, enjoying all the Outer Banks has to offer, BUT… (Here … Continue reading

June 17, 2015
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Let’s Go for Ice Cream!

A great ice cream cone is one of simple pleasures of summer. The Outer Banks is home to many wonderful local ice cream shops here are 7 popular stops:   1. Kill Devil Custard Kill Devil Custard is our personal standard-bearer. David loves ice cream and any time he comes across a good one, it’s always compared … Continue reading

June 12, 2015
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Ride On: Bikes, Kayaks, Umbrellas & More. Your Guide to Renting Vacation Fun!

One thing I’ve noticed over the last few years is that each vacationer has a different definition of fun and relaxation. Some folks just want 4 square feet of sand, a book and the time to enjoy watching the waves roll in. Then there’s the kidlets that find hours of entertainment with a little plastic shovel … Continue reading