Re-Opening for Thanksgiving

Beach towns are seasonal. That means our business is seasonal as well. When the tourists pack up and go home we lose a large part of our customer base, at least temporarily. So, it makes sense for us to take [...]

Wild Wild Horses – Couldn’t Drag Me Away

One of the things the Outer Banks are known for is our population of wild horses. They roam freely on our plot of land and tourists often come just to see them. They will often make their way up and [...]

As Covid Numbers Improve Masks Become Optional

Its been a tough two years for people on planet Earth. The pandemic known as Covid-19 has spread like wildfire and left many victims in its path. Even as we developed vaccines and anti-viral treatments, the virus mutated and seemed [...]

Did the TV Show “Outer Banks” Result in More Visitors This Year?

In case you hadn't heard there is a hit TV show on Netflix called "Outer Banks". It is a teen drama which has captivated the imagination of teenagers and adults alike. The show is set in Outer Banks North Carolina. [...]

Summer May be Officially Gone but the Smoothies are Still Here

This week marked the official end of summer on the calendar. But with temperatures still in the 70's and 80's, Island Smoothie is the place to get your cool, refreshing, healthy beverage. The surf is still up and even when [...]

The Origins of Coffee

Coffee. This delicious yet strange drink which has taken the world by storm centuries ago has never let up. What is it and where did it come from? In certain parts of the world there are other warm drinks which [...]

Upcoming Events in the OBX – May 2021

Its the most exciting time of year for OBX'ers. The water is warm, the sun is hot and we have plenty of things to do. Besides the usual tanning and surfing on the beach, the Outer Banks comes alive with [...]

Tourism in the OBX Soars Despite Pandemic

The superintendent of National Parks in the region Dave Hallac recently said “If things stay on track, we are likely to have either a record visitation year or a year that is certainly up there in terms of high numbers [...]

Upcoming Events for Kids in Outer Banks

As you are all too aware, many of the events planned for this summer have been canceled due to the virus. But, in this article we will be featuring a handful of events that seems to still be good to [...]

See What They’re Saying About Island Smoothie

We have been proud to serve the Outer Banks community for several years now and look forward to doing so again very soon. Once the coronavirus dissipates and restrictions are lifted we will re-open shop. We have spent this down-time [...]