Outer Banks Vacation Blog

Outer Banks Events - February 2011

February Events Feb. 12 Sweetheart 8K - Visit Outer Banks Running Club for more Information Feb. 12 - 26th Annual Oyster Feast in Stumpy Point from 12pm to 5pm, $25 adults, $10 children. Sponsored by Bayview Chapel (252)473-5869(252)473-5869. Visit Bayview Chapel for more Information F... View the full post »

Outer Banks Events - March 2011

March Events Mar. 7 March of Dimes for Babies Walk - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Outdoor Pavilion at Roanoke Island Festival Park. This is the annual walk and takes participants through the Town of Manteo.Visit March of Dimes for more Information Mar. 17-20 - OBX Taste of the Beach This grand food festiva... View the full post »

Expect Temporary Delays on NC 12

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that in mid-February contractors from multiple agencies including the National Park Service (NPS), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the United States Navy, will begin construction projects incl... View the full post »

New Elan Vacations Sign

Last week, Elan replaced the sign in front of their Outer Banks office with a sign that is Bigger and Better!!. Check it out!

Mid-Currituck County Bridge

Check out the new proposed plan for the Mid-Currituck County bridge by visiting the NC Turnpike Authority website http://www.ncturnpike.org/projects/Mid_Currituck/

Valentine's Day - Outer Banks Style

Come spend Valentine's Day on the Outer Banks and visit Native Vine for their "Aphrodisiac Wine and Beer Tasting". Enjoy different wines and beers paired with foods such as chocolate and oysters. Visit Native Vine for full details.

Retirement on the Outer Banks??

DEVIL HILLS, N.C.—Paul Foltz is spending a few hours on the beach here, tossing a football and building sand castles with two of his 10 grandchildren. This is his dream retirement, says Foltz, who settled here two years ago with wife Beverly after a career spent working in Maryland. "We’re n... View the full post »

Corolla Fun Park Plans

By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot © February 13, 2011 Corolla residents oppose two new fun parks and expansion at the Whalehead Club that could add two new miniature golf courses and two amphitheaters across the street from each other. Developer Rick Willis seeks a permit to build an ... View the full post »

Nags Head Beach Nourishment Update

February 16, 2011 At their meeting this evening, the Nags Head Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to create two municipal service districts. District 1:  Contained within the Atlantic Ocean to the east, North Carolina Highway 12 and Secondary Road 1243 to the ... View the full post »

OBX Friday Fun Fact

It took Orville and Wilbur only 6 months to build a "flying machine" in 1903. Costs were estimated at $1,000.00. 100 yeares later, it took several craftsmen over a year to construct a replica of the infamous 1903 "flying machine". The cost were approximatley $500,000.

Bodie Island Lighthouse Homecoming

The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society is planning a homecoming Spring 2012 for descendants of Bodie Island Lighthouse keepers. In partnership with the NPS, the Outer Banks History Center, and The Friends of the Outer Banks History Center, they will pay tribute to the faithful keepers who served at th... View the full post »

Outer Banks Beach Nourishment Possible Tax Increase

Taxpayers townwide will share financial responsibility for pumping sand onto the beach under another new funding plan informally endorsed by the Nags Head Board of Commissioners and likely to be included in the upcoming budget. Taxpayers townwide will share financial responsibility for pumpi... View the full post »

Ship Remnants Found in the Outer Banks

Photo by Preston Gannaway of ship remnants found on February 14, 2011 on Hatteras Island. Famously known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the Outer Banks has uncovered yet another ship wreck on a small soundside beach on Hatteras Island. The origin and background of the ship wreck will not be... View the full post »

Outer Banks Events - April 2011

April Events April 9-10 Flying Pirate Half Marathon - Outer Banks Half Marathoners, here's your chance to see the first half of the Outer Banks Marathon course! Visit Flying Prirate for more Information April 16 RIFP Performance Series: Western Carolina University Catamount Singers &... View the full post »

Outer Banks Events - May 2011

May Events May 1 The Virginia Symphony - First Flight High School Auditorium. 2:30 p.m. Listen to the spectacular music of The Virginia Symphony, conducted by a nationally acclaimed conductor. Recognized as one of the nation's leading regional symphony orchestras, this exceptional program... View the full post »

Currituck County Bridge News

To ease the summertime traffic on the Outer Banks, there has been much talk and debate over putting in a new bridge. The Virginian-Pilot ran an article yesterday about the possible location of the bridge and it's toll booths. Click Here to read the full story.

Elan's First YouTube Video

Check out Elan Vacations very first YouTube Video!

OBX Friday Fun Fact

The Outer Banks are a series of barrier islands made up entirely of sand - undersea sand bars. These islands are without the keel of rock that anchors most islands. Due to vegetation, the islands have stabilized and are suitable for habitation. (Vacationers soaking up the sun, surf, and sand!)... View the full post »

Sunshine key for Sweetheart 8K

On a bright sunny morning with a light breeze, dozens of runners took on the 5th Annual Sweetheart 8K sponsored by the Outer Banks Running Club in downtown Manteo on Feb. 12. For those runners who had competed last season, the beautiful weather was welcome. Last year's race featured cold... View the full post »

Elan Web Poll

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Outer Banks Womanless Beauty Pageant

Duck Woods Country Club hosted the Womanless Beauty Pageant Saturday evening to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event was full of laughter and fun even though the event was to raise money for a very serious cause. Thanks to a great team of local business"men", the event was a s... View the full post »