Outer Banks Whale Watch

It’s not every day that whales pass this close to the Outer Banks. These are the big guys, too–humpback whales–not the wonderfully playful dolphins and porpoises that we usually see. They’re mostly gone now, or at least probably gone. Superstorm Nemo took care of that, churning the waters up and …

Outer Banks X Factor

Recently I was having lunch in Raleigh with my oldest son, Andy, who is a freshman at NC State University.  We were discussing his economics class and he commented that economics and the law of supply and demand seemed to be common sense.  If you have a lot of something, …

Outer Banks Wedding Vendors

An exciting and experienced collection of vendors are available and at your service for your Outer Banks wedding – from Corolla to Nags Head and all areas in between- Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Duck and Roanoke Island. Depending on the size of the wedding, professionals are available to help …

Outer Banks Winter Beauty

Winter has slowly arrived on the Outer Banks, bringing with it a peaceful and stark beauty. Live oaks and pine trees, that are so much a part of our barrier island landscape, take on a richer shade of green when cast against the surrounding leafless trees. The Atlantic takes on …

Hurricane Sandy Becoming Outer Banks Memory

Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Hurricane Sandy left its mark on the Outer Banks.  Fortunately, nothing like our northern neighbors are experiencing, but there is still ongoing cleanup.  NC 12 may be one of the most exposed coastal highways anywhere and major storm events remind us of that fact. Here’s …

Family Friendly Beaches Acclaim

Family Vacation Critic editor Lissa Poirot of delmarvanow.com said the criteria for the list included beaches recognized for cleanliness and for providing safe water for young swimmers and plenty of activities for families within walking distance.  “The U.S. has an incredible coastline and many beautiful beaches to choose from,” she …

2012 Outer Banks Wedding Show is this weekend!

The 2012 Outer Banks Wedding Show is this weekend!  Presented by obxbrides.com, this event will be held on March 24, 2012 from 11:00 – 4:00 p.m. at The Sanderling Resort & Spa in Duck, North Carolina.  Don’t miss out on this fantastic experience tasting great foods from qualified caterers like …

Carolina Designs Realty hears from our owners…

Carolina Designs Realty hears from our owners… You speak, we listen.  Here’s what we’re hearing from our owners… I wanted to mention how pleased I am with Carolina Designs and the bookings on our property.  Job well done!” Homeowner of  #991 Coopersburger In Paradise   “We are very happy with …

Another Reason to Love Duck, NC

Businessweek.com posted an article 2/21/12, The Priciest Small Town in America, considering the Town of Duck, NC voted one of “America’s Best Little Beach Towns” by Travel + Leisure. Four-bedroom homes in Duck are listed for about $449,900, according to Zillow’s real estate website. Then, head 530 miles north to …