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Outer Banks Double Rainbow PHOTO GALLERY

Outer Banks Double Rainbow PHOTO GALLERY

By Chad Fournier,   If you were lucky enough to be on the island enjoying an Outer Banks rental yesterday, then you most likely saw the awesome rainbow and double rainbow that appeared over the Atlantic when a storm gave way to the sun.  Here are some of our favorite Outer Banks rainbow photos from Instagram. Cheers!                       ...


Outer Banks Kayaking VIDEO

Outer Banks Kayaking - VIDEO

By Chad Fournier,   If you’re a fan of the kayak the Outer Banks is a great place to visit.  Whether it’s the ocean, the sounds, rivers, guided tours, or private rentals multiple kayaking options exist.  You can take a sit-on-top kayak out to the ocean for a day of wave riding, or explore sites like the triangle wrecks in Kill Devil Hills.    Another terrific option, yak the sounds.  Take a guided tour, moonlight...


Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Update May 24, 2017

Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Update May 24, 2017

By Chad Fournier, Beach nourishment has started in Duck. New sand is being pumped to widen the beach, you can see the difference in the photos below.  The dredge is currently in borrow area C, the next pump-out time could be as early as 10:30 – 11 am. The next 2 loads will come from borrow area A, which based on the 2 loads conducted this morning, has a full cycle time of 4.5 hours.  Assuming the next pump-out time is 10:30 am, the following...


Outer Banks Vacation Planning, Hassle Free From A To Z

Outer Banks Vacation Planning, Hassle Free From A To Z

By Kelly Allman, It is clear that there are many advantages to renting a private condo or home instead of staying in a hotel.  Roughly one quarter of all travelers do so annually, and that figure continues to grow every year.  So you’ve committed to a beach rental home for your next Outer Banks vacation, but now what? How do you pick the right one among all those listings? Here are 6 tips to consider on your quest for the perfect vacation...


10 Reasons to Make Sure the Beach is Within Your Reach This Season

10 Reasons to Make Sure the Beach is Within Your Reach This Season

Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.  Psyche Roxas-Mendoza By Kelly Allman, It’s May on the Outer Banks, the sky is an incredible shade of azure, the ocean temp is rising, and frankly, it’s tough to concentrate at work when all I can do is daydream about sitting Oceanside with my daughter...


H2OBX Waterpark A First Look PHOTOS

H2OBX Waterpark A First Look - PHOTOS

By Chad Fournier, Your Outer Banks North Carolina vacation is getting an upgrade with a brand new waterpark - H2OBX .  Progress on the park is coming along for the Memorial Day opening. H2OBX is slated to be a world-class waterpark with over 30 adrenaline inducing rides and attractions including the Endless Wave FlowRider that children and adults alike can surf on days when the Atlantic isn’t cooperating.  In addition, all ages will be...


Kill Devil Hills Selected In Top 24 Coolest Towns in America

Kill Devil Hills Selected In Top 24 Coolest Towns in America

 By Stephanie Banfield, Kill Devil Hills recently earned a spot on travel website Matador Network’s list of the “24 Coolest Towns in America.” Here are just a few reasons why your next trip to the OBX must include a stop in this coveted seaside community. 1.    Wright Brothers National Memorial If you’re traveling through Kill Devil Hills, you can’t miss the town’s most well-known attraction: the Wright Brothers National...


DogFriendly Dining on the Outer Banks

Dog-Friendly Dining on the Outer Banks

By Kelly Allman,   My husband and I love traveling with our dogs on vacation.  They’re surprisingly good road trippers, they adore exploring new environments, and with so many rental homes and hotels welcoming pets, we have lots of accommodations options.  Where it can fall apart quickly is when we choose a vacation destination that doesn’t offer many dog-friendly activities. Spending the entire trip indoors is no bueno for Bella and...


Kill Devil Hills Trash Attack 2017

Kill Devil Hills - Trash Attack 2017

By Chad Fournier,     The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ annual Trash Attack! community clean-up will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, April 2, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Volunteers will meet and register at the lot beside the KDH Fire Station,located at 1634 N. Croatan Highway, beside the Dare Centre. Once registered, volunteers selectwhat area of Kill Devil Hills they want to help...


Top 6 Reasons To Visit The Outer Banks In The Spring

Top 6 Reasons To Visit The Outer Banks In The Spring

By Kelly Allman, March is here and spring is doing her thing! It’s time to get outside and appreciate the longer days, warmer air and the unspoiled beauty that is the Outer Banks. There are so many things that we love about spring on the OBX, but here are a few of our top reasons: S uper savings can be found through Memorial Day.  Not only are many of our homes deeply discounted during the shoulder season, but Seaside Vacations is also offering...