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A Look At Hurricane Arthur As It Travels Up Coastal North Carolina To The Outer Banks

Here is a recap of some of the photos and tweets we’ve been seeing at Hurricane Arthur heads towards the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Have a photo you’d like to share? Please send to! Stay safe!

Posted in Hurricane, Hurricane Arthur, Outer Banks, Outer Banks Weather, Storm, weather

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re Single

Spend Valentine's Day with the Girls

All the single ladies, all the single ladies…   (Man. I love Beyonce.) Who said Valentine’s Day had to be all about couples? Regardless of what mainstream media says about Valentine’s Day, I believe that February 14th is a day to

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Posted in Holidays, Off-Season, Outer Banks, Outer Banks Vacation Experience, To Do, Valentine's Day

14 Adorable Valentine’s Day Craft and Decor Ideas


With the NFL playoffs coming to an end Sunday, it’s almost time to start thinking about Valentine’s Day! I love decorating for Valentine’s Day. There isn’t a ton of stuff to drag out, all the decor is just so darn cute,

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Posted in Decorating, Holidays, How To, Kids

17 Winter Soups to Warm The Soul


After our back-to-back winter blasts on the Outer Banks, we are scrambling for anything to keep the chill from getting in our bones! From warm fires to comfort food to hot cocoa, we’ve been bundling up and snuggling up for days now trying to hold it together until our fair weather or spring pokes its head back around the Outer Banks! Across the country to the west and to the north, it seems it has been an active winter season with records lows to the west and plenty of snow and cold temperatures to the north. Even Texas has been experiencing unprecedented wintery conditions with snow and ice causing travel delays and a serious need for ice scrapers.

So, until Groundhog Day rolls around and tells us what the next 6 weeks hold, try out some of these delicious, hearty winter soups to keep you comfortable until the beach begins to beckon to you again.

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Posted in Events, Food, OBX Eats, OBX Events, OBX News, OBX Restaurants, Outer Banks, Outer Banks Events, Outer Banks News, Outer Banks Promotions, Outer Banks Recipes, Outer Banks Restaurants, Special Offers

10 Easy Ways to Stay Healthy


The shortest day of the year is past us. Which means, that the days are getting longer. And longer days = spring is on the horizon. Well, sort of. But while we may be dreaming of warmer temps and pretty

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Posted in Health, How To, Outer Banks, Seaside Vacations, Tips

Chowder For You, Chowder For Me – 6 Chowder Recipes You Can’t Resist


Regardless of where you live, or what the weather is like, chowder is soup for the soul. Why else would there be so many varieties? Living on the Outer Banks provides ready access to many of the prime ingredients for these recipes. Be sure to try each of them and figure out which is your favorite! Did we miss any great ones? Let us know in the comments and we will be glad to add to this post, or share another one with your favorites!

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Posted in Food, Off-Season, Outer Banks, Outer Banks Recipe Corner, Outer Banks Recipes

15 Boredom-Busting Indoor Winter Crafts for Kids


It’s full on winter. In fact, here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we’re snowed in! That’s right, due to a strong winter storm, most areas of the Outer Banks had anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow

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Posted in Decorating, How To, Kids, Outer Banks, Seaside Vacations, Seasons, To Do
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