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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Baby, it’s (still) Cold Outside!

The chilliest winter on record. Are you ready for spring? We are. Even the ocean seems tired of the extreme temperatures. This winter has provided us with unique problems we don’t usually have. Because of The Outer Banks’ history of having a year-round temperate climate, you seldom ne
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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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We Gather.

Plan a beachside Thanksgiving. Can you believe that the holidays are on the way? Wasn’t it just Memorial Day Weekend? Summer is a sweet memory and fall is in full bloom. The light is changing and soon it will be time for gratitude. This year, be creative and have your feast at a table
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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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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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