Best Outer Banks Photography by Sarah Kimmel

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This Summer, we took our first vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We had an incredible time, full of memories that are just now starting to fade and not be quite as fresh. Lucky for us, we had our beach family pictures taken by Sarah Kimmel Photography. I can honestly say that my […]

In OBX, we stayed under the Eye of Irene in Duck, NC!


Watching the news today, in Ohio we’re in a pleasant spot as we watch the East Coast get walloped by Hurricane Irene.  Its hard to imagine that during our OBX trip this summer- we stayed RIGHT UNDERNEATH where Irene is screaming right now! In July 2011, we stayed at a Vacation Beach House called DuckVine […]

Head to High Cotton BBQ for Real North Carolina BBQ

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When visiting the Outer Banks, you have to stop at High Cotton NC BBQ for authentic North Carolina BBQ done right. There are so many choices on where to eat when vacationing in the Outer Banks. Don’t get caught up with just eating fresh seafood and miss out on the fantastic North Carolina BBQ. We […]

Best Seafood in Outer Banks of NC: Steamers Shellfish To Go Gourmet Take Out Review

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When I first heard of Steamers Shellfish To Go in Corolla, NC, I thought it was a nice way to have seafood to go, nothing more, nothing less. We were shocked at how amazingly delicious our gourmet take out meal was. In fact, my husband proclaimed that it was the best meal he’s had all […]

Best Cornhole Boards in Outerbanks in NC

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Cornhole Boards are popping up everywhere, it is the newest rage for backyard and summer fun. While vacationing in the Outer Banks, we discovered New Cornhole Kingdom. This is the place for cornhole boards in the OBX, NC and online. Best Outer Banks Cornhole Boards So, what makes New Cornhole Kingdom the Best Outer Banks […]

Port O’ Call Fine Dining in Outer Banks for Families

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I think it is good to expose kids to various types of experiences, one of those is fine dining. Call me crazy but I think it is a good thing to teach them proper manners, the appreciation of finer foods, and how to enjoy such. We haven’t taken my kids to many fine dining restaurants […]

Never drive in OBX on Saturday

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The one thing that I learned while vacationing in the Outer Banks of North Carolina is Never drive in OBX on Saturday.  Most people rent beach houses and most beach houses rent from Saturday to Saturday. There is only one way in and out of Outer Banks, so you can imagine the mess trying to […]

Getting the Ford Explorer out of the sand…

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In my last post, I told you about how we drove the Ford Explorer onto the beach in Corolla, NC. I was so fearful that we would get stuck, mostly because it wasn’t our car. Well, without any test runs, I video taped my husband pulling the vehicle out of the sand. See for yourself. […]

Nags Head Produce Offers the Best Outer Banks Produce

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When we go on vacation, we try to eat as healthy as we can. This usually means stopping by a local produce stand or at the very least the grocery store. Our first stop was in search of good Outer Banks produce.  We were lucky enough to be introduced to Nags Head Produce, located in […]

Best Place to Buy Outer Banks Souvenir T-shirt: Island Dye-It Yourself for Outer Banks Tie Dye

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Every vacation deserves a good souvenir tshirt. If you are vacationing in the Outer Banks, the best place for a souvenir tshirt is Island Dye-It Yourself. Why? Because not only will you receive a fun tie dye t-shirt but it is one of the best kids activities in Outer Banks, you and your kids get […]

Seafood by the Sea at Sam & Omie’s Restaurant, a Nags Head Favorite for 70 years


When visiting the beach at Nags Head, NC, make plans to stop by Sam & Omie’s Restaurant for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They have been serving up sea-side favorites for more than 70 years and going strong. They offer an impressive menu of fresh seafood, steam bar, as well as burgers, salads, and such.. When […]

Our Family Vacation to Outer Banks, NC


We just got home from our family vacation to Outer Banks, NC. It was our first trip to the Outer Banks and let me tell you, we will be back as soon as we can. The requirement for our vacation this summer was a beach, our kids wanted to build sand castles. We decided to […]

Best Wild Horse Adventure Tours in Outer Banks in NC

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Did you know that there are still wild horses running on the beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina? Honestly, I had no idea there were still wild horses in the USA aside from the wild horses and burrows in Nevada. The wild horses is must see Outer Banks attraction. There are several companies to […]