Author: Kip Tabb

Outer Banks Fall Has it All with These Events

Ask almost anyone who lives on the Outer Banks what their favorite time of the year is, and there’s a good chance the answer will be fall. The heat of the summer has backed off a bit, the ocean water…

Outer Banks Fall Events

There is nothing quite like fall on the Outer Banks. The days are still warm but not as hot as summer; the ocean temperature is pleasant; the peak season crowds are largely gone, but there are still enough visitors to…

Outer Banks Autumn Events

Ask almost anyone who lives on the Outer Banks what their preferred time of the year is, and they’ll say, “Fall.” The temperatures have backed off just a bit, the water is still warm, and there is so much to…

Outer Banks Fall Activities

The second season on the Outer Banks keeps getting better and better. The summer is a great time to visit, but the fall has become the perfect time for a weekend getaway or long weekend. Music Events and Festivals Music…

Best of the Outer Banks

For anyone living on the Outer Banks, or regular visitors, it’s not surprising that the Outer Banks keeps showing up on “Best Of " lists. The latest? The town of Duck was nominated by USA Today as one of the…

Fall for OBX… Festivals, Food & Fun!

The second season on the Outer Banks keeps getting better and better. The summer is a great season to visit, but fall has become the perfect time for a long weekend getaway. Music seems to highlight the Outer Banks’ weekend…

A Beach for Everyone

The Outer Banks protrude farther into the ocean than any other barrier island chain in the world—a dynamic and mutable testament to the beauty of nature. They are more than barren strips of sand. On the western side, away from…

Savoring the Outer Banks at the Taste of the Beach

The Outer Banks Restaurant Association’s annual Taste of the Beach is a unique event—a culinary adventure, certainly. But it’s more than that. It’s a four-day food festival that becomes an exploration of Outer Banks culture, a hands-on course in how…

Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

The Outer Banks Restaurant Association’s annual Taste of the Beach is a unique event—a culinary adventure, certainly. But it’s more than that. It’s a four-day food festival that becomes an exploration of Outer Banks culture, a hands-on course in how…

The Outer Banks Allure…

For about as long as there has been an Outer Banks—the modern form didn’t appear until about 4,000 or 5,000 years ago—visitors have been coming from Coastal Virginia. That’s how Monkey Island, a gem of an island in Currituck Sound,…

The Outer Banks’ Second Season

It used to be that autumn on the Outer Banks was the shoulder season, but that’s all changed. With so much to do in the fall—especially October—suddenly the shoulder season has become the “Second Season.” There is something for everybody…

Field of Dreams

The Outer Banks is unique in a number of ways—a little bit remote, a little bit hard to get to—which is part of its beauty and appeal. That bit of remoteness and difficulty in getting to the area hasn’t stopped the Outer Banks from becoming one of…

The Hatteras Heaven

A weekend getaway to Hatteras Island on North Carolina’s Outer Banks may be one of the most remarkable trips anyone can take. Northern OBX, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head all have a lot going for them, but…

Transportation Guide

With two airports, six airlines, bus service and Amtrak, there are plenty of ways to get to where you’re going in and from Hampton Roads. With help from VDOT, carpooling is made easier, and road conditions can be monitored either…

Bridge to the Banks

We propose to build a bridge.” With those six words from the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) Draft Environmental Impact Statement, decision makers have taken the first measurable steps towards alleviating one of the worst vacation traffic jams in the…

Hampton Roads' Love For The OBX: From Leisure to Business

With its pristine beaches, breathtaking beauty and weather moderated by ocean currents, the Outer Banks has lured visitors since the earliest times. Even before the first Europeans set foot on Roanoke Island, there is evidence that neighboring tribes visited the…