Halloween 2014: The Outer Banks’ Lost Colony presents PsychoPath

Note:  This article originally appeared in Examiner.com in October 2014. Cooler temperatures and crisp breezes make October a perfect time for an Outer Banks getaway. When you can combine the scenery and location with seasonal attractions such as haunted trails and scary fun, it’s all the better in my opinion. The remote location, mysterious disappearances […]

Twiddy & Company releases app to simplify and personalize Outer Banks vacations

Twiddy & Company, a premier Outer Banks vacation rental company, recently released a brand new mobile application designed to streamline the vacation rental process. The app will also give users the ability to make the best use of their times so that they can spend more time making memories with friends and family during Outer […]

Savasana in the Sand: Beach Yoga with Farmdog Surf School

On our last trip to the Outer Banks, we rented a surfboard from Farmdog Surf School. As I was browsing the list of rental items and classes, I discovered that they offer a beach yoga class. Now, I love the beach and I love yoga, so the opportunity to combine the two made perfect sense. […]

Zillow Names the Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home Based Upon Interests

  Who hasn’t taken a trip and wanted to just stay? I know I have. For anybody that might be in the market for a vacation home, Zillow has just come out with its summer edition of “Best Places to Buy a Vacation Home,” categorized by proximity to various vacation types. For the 2014 summer […]

Sun Protection Tips: SolEscapes Packable Sun Hats

Whether you’re sightseeing, strolling around a resort or cruise ship, or spending the day at the pool, beach, or water park, it is crucial to protect your skin and eyes on sunny (or even not so sunny) days. This, of course, means sunscreen. And lots of it. Add a cute sun hat and you’ve got […]

Escape to Margaritaville via Vegas with Parrot Head Sun Care and Rite Aid

Margaritaville® Parrot Head Sun Care and Rite Aid® are getting together to send a lucky winner and a friend to see Jimmy Buffett in Las Vegas on October 26, 2013. They will also be giving away other very cool Parrot Head prizes. The Prizes     Grand Prize (1) – Escape to Margaritaville Two tickets […]

Beauty Amplified Photography Contest: VisitNC.com offers one-of-a-kind vacation experiences

One of my favorite beach states is North Carolina. I spend as much of my summer (and sometimes fall) as possible on the sandy shores of the Outer Banks. Between the surf, sound, sun, lighthouses and other natural elements, I never fail to fill up my camera’s SD card. The North Carolina Division of Tourism […]

Travel Tips: Pack light with the Travel Lux Microfiber Towel by SolEscapes

As much as I love beach and resort getaways, I don’t relish packing bulky towels and other water-related necessities. Yes, hotels usually provide pool towels, but they don’t generally allow guests to take those towels to the beach. If you know of anybody that does, please let me know. I recently read about the Travel […]

Standing up to Paddleboarding

A while back, I was pondering the art of stand-up paddleboarding, or SUP to those in the know.  Watching those who glide seemingly effortlessly through the water while standing atop a sturdy, floating board just made me want to give it a try.  Since I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to […]

Pondering Paddleboarding

I’ve been thinking about trying stand-up paddleboarding for a while now.  That graceful image of balancing atop a big board while floating across the water keeps drifting through my mind.  No odd-shaped balls to catch, no chance of being pummeled by said odd-shaped ball and no muscle-y teammates to deal with (I have bad memories […]

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