OBX Recap || Blogger Getaway

Friday, November 18, 2016

So, a few weekends ago myself and a few other bloggers; Grace, Courtney and Morgan, went on a little blogger getaway to the Outer Banks for the weekend and stayed in the beautiful house above perfectly named Southern Belle. The Outer Banks is one of my absolute favorite places in this world. My family as well as Ben's family vacation here every summer. The cool thing about this trip was that I experienced things I've done before. Literally, checked so many things off my bucket list!

Day One:
On this first morning we woke up bright and early to hang glide. Yes, hang gliding. I was a little skeptical to be honest because I really didn't know what to expect. But, once we arrived at Kitty Hawk Kites and watch a few videos as well as talk to the instructors a bit, I was ready to go! The instructors help to guide us down the dunes to a safe landing. Hang gliding was SO fun and I highly recommend this activity while vacationing at the Outer Banks. 
P.S - Make sure to wear comfy clothes! I wore a long sleeve tee and leggings and was so happy with my choice of comfort clothing!

A little snap of us on the way to hang glide!

After hang gliding we went to lunch at Tortugas Lie. This was one of my favorite meals while on the trip! So, so delicious and I love the local, beachy feel of the restaurant. Not to mention the bright colors that were everywhere! Such a great spot to grab lunch and feel like one of the locals! 

After lunch we shopped around at some local shops and checked out Real Watersports! They have so much to offer here. You can learn how to kite board, surf and even rent jet skis. The atmosphere was incredible! When we got back to the house, Outer Beaches Reality surprised us the best hospitality. They came to welcome us and brought wine along with some delicious hors d'oeuvres to enjoy before dinner!

That evening we went to Cafe Pamlico for dinner. This was another favorite meal of mine along with the restaurant itself. This would be perfect for more of an "adult" evening while vacationing. Not to mention their drink selection was on point! So, delicious. The above picture is one of the amazing views from the restaurant. 

Day Two:
On the second day we woke up bright and early once again to go horse back riding on the beach with Equine Adventures. This was my absolute favorite activity while at OBX. I had never ridden a horse before, so I was incredibly excited that my first time was going to be on the beach! The instructors were great and they match you up with horses that fit your experience level. My horse's name was Bob and he was the sweetest boy. I believe he was a former race horse which was funny because he was so laid back. Highly recommend Equine Adventures for your horseback riding experience! 

After horseback riding, we grabbed burgers at the Bros Sandwich Shack. I love me a good burger and fries and all of it was delicious. Then it was off to spa day at Koru Village. I got the silver fern massage and it was simply amazing. Perfect after just riding a horse for 2 hours!

Later that evening before dinner we stopped at another fabulous beach house called the Sunset Serenade. The name speaks for itself and the view was breathtaking. We got to take in the beautiful sunset and really appreciate all the beauty that was before us. I'll say it again, it was breathtaking. 

After this trip, I have a new found love and appreciation for sunrises and sunsets. Once we were done taking in that incredible view, we headed to dinner at Pangea Tavern. I really enjoyed the casual atmosphere and the food was amazing!

Last Morning:
The day we left, we woke up finished packing and cleaning the house and we headed to breakfast at The Dunes before heading home. Perfect breakfast spot and they have the cutest little shop in the front with all kinds of things! It was sad leaving, but we all had the most incredible time and made the best memories!

I would like to thank Martin and Outer Beaches Reality for your generosity and amazing hospitality. All of us girls had the best time and can't thank you all enough!

Here is a full list of everywhere we ate along with the activities we did:


Where we ate: 
Tortuga’s Lie … http://www.tortugaslie.com
Pangea Tavern … http://www.pangeatavern.com
Ketch 55 … http://www.ketch55.com
Bros Sandwich Shak … http://www.brossandwichshack.com
The Dunes Restaurant … http://www.thedunesrestaurant.com/home

What we did:

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend <3

*This post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own*