Last year`s trip to the Outer Banks was fantastic—our travelers are still talking about it! Join us and experience it for yourself. The lovely Outer Banks are a chain of beautiful islands and peninsulas that lie between the ocean and sounds of North Carolina`s coast. The area is rich in history, beginning with the first English colony that attempted settlement on Roanoke Island in 1585. More than three centuries later, Wilbur and Orville Wright successfully launched the first flight of a power-driven airplane. Many of the local residents are descendants of the early settlers and still retain the accents and culture of their forefathers.