Is Avocado Toast Healthy?
Before avocado toast took over in the late 2010s, most people just spread butter and jelly over their toast. Avocado toast is a healthier alternative to that. Ripe avocados spread just like butter and are just as tasty. Avocados [...]
Should You Incorporate Smoothies Into Your Diet?
It is understandable for people to want to incorporate smoothies into their diet. Typically, people drink smoothies when they are on a diet, leading to the assumption that they are intrinsically related to weight loss. As so many ingredients go [...]
An Abridged History of the NC Outer Banks
The Outer Banks is more than what you see in your favorite hit teen TV drama. More than the setting of your favorite romance novel. More than your favorite place to catch a good wave or go fishing. The Outer [...]
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 [...]