Get Ready!

Summer is here; ready or not! Have your bought a new beach umbrella?  (There are a lot of sales right now!)  How about your beach towels?  Do they need a refresh?  And, the rod iron furniture, is a touch-up due?  Memorial Day is the official start of summer and with that behind us, th
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Ring out the old, Ring in the New!

Let’s make 2018 the best year yet. What are you doing New Year’s Eve? The old song rings true, even today. No matter what you are doing, we have some ideas on organization, planning and fun.   Plan a New Year’s Eve to remember. Maybe even have a special celebration on the beach.
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Chart a Course!

Let’s find Blackbeard. The Outer Banks has played hosts to lots of famous people. The most notorious was Blackbeard, the illusive and very successful pirate. Rumor has it that Eastern North Carolina, with its waterways and hidden caves, was his favorite haunt. Instead of trick-or-trea
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Fall Fun!

Summer doesn’t have to be the end of good beach times. The light is changing, and the eclipse has passed, so fall must be on the way. It has been a hot, hot summer, so cooler temperatures could offer more opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. The ocean is still here, and the sand
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Search for Treasure!

This summer, find your own buried treasure. Blackbeard, the North Carolina Coast’s most infamous resident, knew the best place to vacation was the Outer Banks. His pirating career lasted just a couple of short years, but he took shelter in the area’s many coves. Legend has it that Nor
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A Patriotic 4th!

Celebrate America’s birthday with a special presentation. America’s independence from Great Britain was a turning point in the history of the world. We have all benefited from the bravery of those first patriots. Let’s make this July 4th a special time for children of all ages!
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Write Your Summer Story!

Tour the Outer Banks and find the writer within. Blackbeard knew where to come to live and write a chapter of his own story, so why not you? Make this the summer you start a journal and chronicle your time on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.   What is there to write about? Everythin
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Summer Calendar!

Schedule and prepare for the fun. Do you already feel behind? Are you thinking about all that you want to do and must do this summer? Is it daunting to ponder the many possibilities? Why not organize your thoughts to make certain you don’t miss a minute of the fun on the Outer Banks?
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Spring Break!

Host a house party. Now that winter is officially over, we can look forward to warmer days and nights. The ocean breezes will keep the evenings comfortably chilly for an outdoor barbeque and roasting S’mores. Why not invite friends and family to the beach for a house party? Think abou
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Spring Forward!

Get an early jump on the season. It has been warmer than usual here, so we are thinking spring. A little early, but as long as the temperatures cooperate, let’s do some advance planning. The Outer Banks is the perfect place for spring break and an early summer get away. But you might
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