Outer Banks Articles & Shorts

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks water sports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities . . . everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Our local writers tell you how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest beginning of that now-booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean, how to navigate those pesky turn lanes, which restaurants to check out for the best Southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the locals' side!


The Best Places to Find Outer Banks Books

By Molly Harrison
From mystery and romance novels to history and coffee-table photography books, nature and travel guides to children’s classics, local bookstores offer a great selection of books in which you can learn more about the Outer Banks or get the feeling that you’re here … even when you’re not. A gracious handful of... Read More

A Moment Captured with Jewelry

By Lexi Holian
Amid the changing tides of the Outer Banks, award-winning designer Gail Kowalski is inspired by the movement and fluidity of the sea. Her handmade jewelry is marked by asymmetry and a motion that you can feel as you look upon the wearable art. Since 1977 Jewelry by Gail has been bringing one-of-a-kind designs to the... Read More

So Much More Than a Craft Gallery

By Molly Harrison
You haven’t really visited Ocracoke Island until you’ve wandered down Howard Street and discovered this enchanting gallery. Tucked down an unpaved, tree-covered lane, Village Craftsmen has developed over the last 51 years into a beloved Ocracoke Island shopping tradition known for its exquisite traditional and... Read More

What's Cooking: A Restaurant Guide

By Janna Dimmig
Our Outer Banks restaurants have kept us satisfied with imaginative, freshly cooked food during these last crazy months. Whether they choose take-out, curbside pick-up or dine-in options, locals and visitors have definitely not gone hungry! It’s to their great credit that restaurant owners, managers and staff have... Read More

Camera-Worthy Destinations in Corolla

By Hannah Lee Leidy
Camera-worthy spots and opportunities abound on the Outer Banks. However, one town’s singular and well-preserved history and landscape practically beg that you have your camera ready at all times. Welcome to Corolla – the village shaped by herds of wild horses, a restored 1920s Art Nouveau house and museum, stretches... Read More