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Outer Banks Trip Reports - Will's Outer Banks Vacation Adventures

I have been vacationing in the Outer Banks since 1970 and love the area like a second home. My family and I have stayed in many different areas and many different rental homes over the years. Now that I have kids, and take more Outer Banks vacation pictures than I know what to do with, this trip report idea seems natural. I hope you enjoy reading about our trips and looking through some of the pictures from our time on the OBX.

7/31/2016 - 8/16/2016: Carolina Dreamin' I - Sanderling, Outer Banks
Carolina Dreamin' I

Dates: 7/31/2016 - 8/16/2016

Location: Sanderling, Outer Banks

Rental: Carolina Dreamin' I

From: Twiddy & Company

Our summer was crazy hectic with activities and a never-ending stream of commitments. By the end of July we were exhausted and more than ready to get away to the Outer Banks and relax!... Read Full Report!

7/26/2015 - 8/9/2015: Evi's Place - Corolla, Outer Banks
Evi's Place

Dates: 7/26/2015 - 8/9/2015

Location: Ocean Sands, Corolla, Outer Banks

Rental: Evi's Place

From: Twiddy & Company

We got lucky again this year and found another Twiddy Outer Banks vacation rental home that fit our needs AND had a Sunday check-in! After a few years of Sunday check-ins, I am now officially spoiled... Read Full Report!

7/19/2014 - 8/2/2014: Irish Mist - Duck, Outer Banks
Irish Mist

Dates: 7/19/2014 - 8/2/2014

Location: Christopher Street, Duck, Outer Banks

Rental: Irish Mist

From: Twiddy & Company

After a relaxing Sunday morning drive and a stop for lunch, we pulled into the Twiddy Duck office to pick up the beach house keys. Irish Mist, our home for our two-week beach getaway, is on Christopher Drive, the same road where... Read Full Report!

8/10/2013 - 8/24/2013: Terabithia - Corolla

Dates: 8/10/2013 - 8/24/2013

Location: Ocean Sands, Corolla, Outer Banks

Rental: Terabithia

From: Twiddy & Company

It’s Saturday morning and Will woke us at 6:30 am, which felt like 4 am to this group of non-early risers. The only reason we all made it out of bed was our desire to get to the Outer Banks and get there quickly... Read Full Report!

8/5/2012 - 8/19/2012: Sea Delight - Duck
Sea Delight

Dates: 8/5/2012 - 8/19/2012

Location: Duck, Outer Banks

Rental: Sea Delight

From: Twiddy & Company

Sunday Summer check-ins ROCK! Wow, what a difference a day makes. The trip to Duck was so much better coming in Sunday morning instead of Saturday. It was great having a relaxing drive to kick-off our two-week stay in Duck this year!... Read Full Report!

11/24/2011 - 11/27/2011: Steven's View - Kitty Hawk
Stevens View

Dates: 11/24/2011 - 11/27/2011

Location: Kitty Hawk, Outer Banks

Rental: Stevens View

From: Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates

After celebrating a fantastic Thanksgiving meal with family in Richmond, we piled into our Tahoe and drove to Kill Devil Hills. This was our first Thanksgiving trip to the Outer Banks so we were looking forward to the adventure. With very little traffic on the roads, we made record time. We arrived around 7:30 PM and picked up... Read Full Report!

9/23/2011 - 9/25/2011: Croatan Surf Club - Kill Devil Hills
Croatan Surf Club

Dates: 9/23/2011 - 9/25/2011

Location: Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks

Rental: Croatan Surf Club

From: Village Realty

It was Monday morning and I had a potential crisis on my hands. Jill’s birthday was coming up quickly and, as usual, I had waited until the last minute to begin thinking about a suitable present. My long-term planning skills leave something to be desired, so this was not an unusual situation in which to find myself.... Read Full Report!

8/13/2011 - 8/27/2011: MIRMAR - Whalehead, Corolla
Miramar vacation Rental

Dates: 8/13/2011 - 8/27/2011

Location: Whalehead, Outer Banks

Rental: Miramar

From: Twiddy

Once again, we had the Tahoe packed to capacity (and beyond) and were leaving home early Saturday morning (8/13/2011) for our long-awaited vacation to North Carolina's Outer Banks! Whalehead in Corolla, to be specific. The trip from Richmond, VA turned out to be five hours with the typical... Read Full Report!

9/23/2010 - 9/26/2010: Croatan Surf Club - Kill Devil Hills
Croatan Surf Club

Dates: 9/23/2010 - 9/26/2010

Location: Kill Devil Hills, Outer Banks

Rental: Croatan Surf Club

From: Village Realty

Will and I escaped for a fantastic weekend getaway at the Croatan Surf Club in Kill Devil Hills. We arrived late in the evening on Thursday at the beautiful oceanfront condos and took the elevator to our top floor corner unit, 4G. The condo has a keypad at the door, which eliminated the need to "check-in at the office"... Read Full Report!

8/14/2010 - 8/28/2010: Freudian Slip - Carolina Dunes, Duck
Freudian Slip Rental

Dates: 8/14/2010 - 8/28/2010

Location: Carolina Dunes, Duck, Outer Banks

Rental: Freudian Slip

From: Twiddy

We are packed to the gills and leaving later than anticipated on the first morning of our vacation! NO PROBLEM… we are heading to the beach so we roll with the over-packed car sitting in traffic, giving us plenty of time to think and remember that we managed to forget.... Read Full Report!

8/29/2009 - 9/5/2009: Gift From The Sea - Ocean Hill, Corolla
Gift From The Sea

Dates: 8/29/2009 - 9/5/2009

Location: Ocean Hill, Corolla, Outer Banks

Rental: Gift From The Sea

From: Twiddy

After a great week in Ocean Sands, we moved to our Ocean Hill rental house for the second week; Gift From The Sea. Jill's parents were visting the Outer Banks from the first time and we had much to show them. A few rainy days didn't... Read Full Report!

8/22/2009 - 8/29/2009: Suncatcher - Ocean Sands, Corolla

Dates: 8/22/2009 - 8/29/2009

Location: Ocean Sands, Corolla, Outer Banks

Rental: Suncatcher

From: Twiddy

We arrived as Hurricane Bill was passing offshore, but still had a great vacation in Ocean Sands. We crossed the Wright Brother's Bridge by 11:30 AM and were in our house by 1:00, looking forward to a fun filled week on the Outer Banks... Read Full Report!