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One Easy Appetizer Recipe That Will Wow Your Guests

Are you looking for an easy yet elegant appetizer to serve up over the holidays or any time you're entertaining? We've got it! This rich, garlicky dip caused a feeding frenzy in the Food Network test kitchen and received high ratings in its reviews, so we thought ... View the full post »

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays and All Year Long

Here come the holidays! Are you ready? Like anything else in life, it's good to be proactive about what's to come. Don't let yourself get caught off guard this holiday season and derail into too many unhealthy habits—which is incredibly easy to do this time ... View the full post »

The Most Fun and Festive December Events on the Crystal Coast

It's the most wonderful time of the year here in Emerald Isle, North Carolina and all along the gorgeous Crystal Coast. Have you ever experienced a coastal Christmas? If not, you sure are missing out. You get all of the traditional elements of the holiday—minus the ... View the full post »

Plan Your 2019 Vacation Now for the Best Year Ever

With your mind on the holidays and just everything going on in daily life in general, it's easy to push off your next year's vacation planning. But did you know that there are so many benefits you can reap by just planning ahead for your 2019 vacation? Seriousl... View the full post »

Why Retiring to Emerald Isle NC is the Place to Be

Are you approaching that wonderful time in your life where you get to do all the things you love in a place that you love to do them? Oh the joys of retirement! Emerald Isle, North Carolina has a lot to offer those who are in search of relaxed retirement locale where t... View the full post »

A Veterans Day Read Guaranteed to Inspire

Not only is Randy's Way the name of one of Emerald Isle, North Carolina's beach accesses, but it's also the title of an inspirational true story and the latest book written by Tom Gill based on the the life of Major Randy Hebert—both of whom are Emerald Isle lo... View the full post »

November 2018 Events You Need to Know About in Emerald Isle

November is almost here and it's shaping up to be a busy month in Emerald Isle and all along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. We want to keep you updated and informed of the what's happening locally in our towns and our beaches, so here's what you need to ... View the full post »

How to Prepare Your Rental for the Busy Season

As the owner of a vacation rental here in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, you currently have a lot on your plate. You're probably still in the day-to-day mode of recovering from Hurricane Florence and getting your home back to its normal state of things. That is certain... View the full post »

The Most Popular October 2018 Events on the Crystal Coast

October is here and you might be wondering what the status is for all of the locally loved events in Emerald Isle and on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Hurricane Florence has caused some of our big events to have to be rescheduled or cancelled, but there are also so... View the full post »

Your Crystal Coast NC Guide to the Best of the Holidays

It's that time of year when we start thinking about the upcoming holiday season. As you know, Emerald Isle, NC and the surrounding Crystal Coast of North Carolina were affected by Hurricane Florence in September of 2018—but we are a resilient people who are thankful... View the full post »

What Is the Scoop on the New Emerald Isle, NC Dog Park?

Have you heard the news? There's a new dog park coming to town! It's a place where dogs and dog owners alike can socialize, get to know each other better, and just have some fun. Here are a few things you need to know about the Emerald Isle dog park and the upc... View the full post »

The Best Cocktails to Get You in the Mood for Fall

Fall is in the air and we're getting you in the mood for a taste of the season with these fabulous adult cocktails that are sure to please. Bring on the pumpkin, apple and warm spices that are the signature flavors of the autumn months. Don't forget to add a littl... View the full post »

20 Quotes That Will Bring You Back to the Beach

Just because summer has passed doesn't mean that you have to wait another year for your next beach vacation. Emerald Isle, North Carolina happens to be fabulous in the shoulder and off seasons where there is more beach for you to enjoy and less having to share it with... View the full post »

7 Rookie Mistakes Not to Make When Buying a House

Whether you're a first-time homebuyer or someone who has bought a house in the past but needs a refresher, today we're discussing what not to do when buying a home. These rookie mistakes will cost you time, money and unnecessary stress so be sure to read up on the... View the full post »

The Most Popular September 2018 Events in Emerald Isle

Labor Day is almost here and the unofficial end of the summer season is upon us. That went by quickly, didn't it? The good news is that the summer spirit lingers on here in Emerald Isle, NC—and so do the beach fun and festivities. As autumn approaches, you can still... View the full post »