A story of my drive to the Outer Banks along the highway, and the incident that lead to a very scary white-knuckle driving moment, spurs me on to make sure you know that the Outer Banks shop for everything fun can alleviate packing issues.
Trust me when I say this, there’s an easier way to vacay in the OBX without packing up everything you own and tying it on your car or truck.
The premier Outer Banks shop for everything fun!
I guess I could have titled this a Lazy Girls (Guys) Guide to Packing for the OBX?
In reality, it is the 1 stop shop for everything OBX and a way to avoid doing the heavy lifting.
The Highway Incident + the Outer Banks Shop For Everything Fun
I had my 3 kids in the car, I was driving my Suburban (and I reference this so you understand the beast of a vehicle I was driving).
We were about 7 hours into the drive, so close to Currituck County and I was getting tired.
Having just merged onto I-95 South and I was happy to pick up speed again, as we had been in a slower MPH zone, that dragged with traffic.
The kids kept asking me over and over, “are we close?” and I just wanted to be DONE driving.
Very aware of my surroundings, I kept glancing at the road, and my side mirrors and rearview to maintain the ‘steady as she goes’ driver’s safety protocols.
As I gained my 70MPH speed and grabbed the middle lane, a truck on my right advanced in the right lane.
I kind of giggled when I saw the F150 loaded down with what had to be vacation supplies, bikes, coolers, and his family all nestled in the back of the cab, but he really needed the Outer Banks shop for everything fun as you will learn why now!
The Giggle To A Nerve-Wracking Tense Situation
But then at the same moment, my giggle went to full-out white knuckle driving as, by some unknown force, the 5 bikes attached to the truck-hitched bike holder, came undone along the highway.
One by one, each bike dropped off, and bounced a bit, and coming towards the middle lane (as he was a hair ahead of me) leaving me to swerve in this massive vehicle (hoping not to rollover from the speed) with 3 kids in it, and worrying about the traffic around me that was also reacting as fast as possible.
Suddenly, he pulled over and I have NO idea how this played out, meaning I do not know if he got his bikes back, if they were damaged, etc.
What I do know is that instead of hauling what he had, all he needed was to use the Outer Banks shop for everything fun and let the bikes get delivered to them!
From that day forward, I simply get upset with anyone hauling bikes, kayaks, and other gear, and I try to steer clear of their vehicles because I know what can happen after bearing witness to that disaster!
OBX 1 stop shop for fun – Outdoor Activities Solved
Packing For Your OBX Trip just got easier in a big way. Trim time off your most valiant packing efforts and travel safely without issue to the Outer Banks.
Kitty Hawk Kites is the Outer Banks Shop for everything fun in the OBX and we have used it over and over for our outdoor activities and they make OBX beach-going and activities both fun and easily accessible.
Outer Banks premier outfitter
So let me quickly break this down for you. Get to the beach faster, pack less, do more, and seek out ONLINE the Outer Banks shop for everything fun.
If you love outdoor activities of almost any kind and you want to uncover and discover the Outer Banks areas via water, land, or sky, Kitty Hawk Kites is your OBX 1 stop shop for fun!
Kitty Hawk Kites The Outer Banks Shop for Everything Fun
You can reference the website for all of the OBX areas they cover from Ocracoke to Nags Head and then check out all the activities.
- Instead of Googling each activity you want to do, and then looking up each vendor, and reading all of their reviews, Kitty Hawk Kites puts the lazy in your efforts and makes you shine like a star.
- Kitty Hawk Kites only works with above-average vendors, quality companies that focus on safety, quality tours, and products, no side hustlers (crapsicles as I refer to it) are in the mix which means you get the best of the best.
- Personally, I don’t want to go with someone who is not fully committed to the job they are doing, so this eliminates the risk and I don’t care how many Google reviews there are, I want safety, quality, and someone to do the vetting for me!
- Plus, once you are on the Kitty Hawk Kites website, well you might just find more things to do than you ever considered and with a few clicks of the keys, a credit card, and a few signed waivers, you are off to the races, lol, or the Outer Banks fun hot spots and outdoor activities.
See, it’s definitely a lazy girl or lazy guy’s dream come true when finding things to do.
You’ll love this Outer Banks premier outfitter for all of that and more!
Jockey State Park Experience + Outer Banks Premier Outfitter
We had a fantastic Jockey State Park experience where we attended hang gliding school. I took my 4 young adults along and all I can say is that it was fantastic and yes I took flight too.
Not only do you get to enjoy all the magic of sand dunes at Jockey State Park, but you are placed with a reliable outfitter, who puts safety and cleanliness above everything!
When you get strapped into the hang gliding harness and take flight, there’s just nothing that compares to the serene look of the dunes and the feel of the wind against your skin.
Schedule Your Wild Horse Tours in Corolla
First, Kitty Hawk Kites can set you up with the tours so you don’t have to jump from horse tour website to horse tour website which is an awesome timesaver.
Plus, Kitty Hawk Kites (OBX 1 stop shop for fun) books you on the best Corolla wild horse tour operator because they have special access to areas others don’t and their safety record and staff are simply the best hands down!
Get your bikes delivered and picked upi with this OBX 1 Stop shop for fun
Don’t attach bikes to your car, let Kitty Hawk Kites deliver and pick up your bicycles.
So we come to the part that I have kind of touched upon, bicycles.
This is the sane way to vacation. Allow me to add a few things about bike rental.
First, when you arrive at your rental the bikes are there and waiting (yeah!)
Second, if you have ANY issues with your bikes while you have them, they are but a phone call away and they REPAIR your issues so you can keep on pedaling. (speaking from first-hand knowledge)
There is no need to haul a bike when they deliver them. Also, this makes packing up so much easier.
Our bikes have always been premium and in top-notch condition.
I also make sure we add helmets and locks.
On average we bike about 25 miles a day in the summer and about 10 in the Fall (we do a lot of other things in the FALL we don’t do in the summer).
Bikes in the OBX are a great way to get around so make sure to reserve them early and ahead of your vacay!
What Are You Waiting For There Is A Whole Lot of OBX to Experience
Get online and book some of the fabulous things to do by land, water, or air.
Here are just a few ideas to help you out so you can start planning and reserving!
- Sunset cruises & Dolphin cruises
- Paddleboarding & Jet Ski Rental
- Crabbing & Deep-sea fishing
- hang gliding & airplane tours & biplane tours
- tubing trips & surfing lessons
- horseback riding
- ghost tours, brewery tours, bear tours
- dinner theater
- beach rentals – chairs, tables, cornhole boards, paddleboards, event tents
- mirror me booths
- portable rock wall
- chairs and more!
And that is the shortlist – CLICK HERE FOR THE Bigger List
Outer Banks Premier Outfitter + Your Next OBX Vacay
Since discovering Kitty Hawk Kites, I no longer overpack, except for shoes, I mean I have gotta have my mini shoe closet with me!
IN all seriousness, if you can put the Lazy on vacation do it, because you still have to stock your home with the other ‘things that the kids want to bring and your car with the luggage.
You can get to what matters faster, kicking back, drinks on the beach, on the deck, in the pool, and fun in the sun if you leave the heavy lifting to Kitty Hawk Kies your OBX 1 stop shop for fun! ~ Dana
My bikes were provided, but opinions of Kitty Hawk Kites and all of the activities are my own based on my experience with the brand and the products I used. Story and images are subject to copyright and may not be used, copied or reproduced, without my written permission.