Fall Forward Fun!

Cool Breezes and Warm Wanderings… Isn’t fall great?  After a hot summer, it is refreshing to have cooler temperatures to enjoy the beauty of The Outer Banks.  There are fall festivals and pre-holiday sales and boat parades.  But, first, you might want to make certain your home is read
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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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Jingle, Jingle

Where is old Kris Kringle? How do you make the holidays fresh each year? Maybe you love traditional Christmas celebrations but they are starting to feel a little stale. Or perhaps your children are no longer little and you want to find a way to put the magic back in the season. Since
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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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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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Winter Style!

Find your own style and store the rest. The season of winter is a great time to reflect. The chilly winds coming off the ocean stir the sand and, often, our thoughts. Since you will likely be indoors more, why not look around and think about redecorating? While this might seem like a
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