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!


Currituck Boat Museum

By Molly Harrison
Coming soon, a new museum in Corolla will tell the story of Currituck’s legendary boat builders. Surrounded by sound and ocean waters and interlaced with rivers and creeks, Currituck County is defined by water. And where you have water, you have boats. Whether for work, recreation or transportation, boats are an... Read More

Tonight It's the Paper Canoe

By Molly Harrison
Over the course of your vacation, you’ll eat many different restaurant meals. There will be full sit-down breakfasts and grab-and-go coffee and bagels, lingering lunches and take-out sandwiches for the beach. You’ll probably order pizza one night and check out the new place in town on another.  And then there’s that... Read More

No Two Tours are Ever the Same

By Molly Harrison
Bouncing over the cattle grate that separates the paved road from the sand road north of Corolla, I have one of those heart-stopping, hashtaggable moments of elation: #LoveWhereILive! I’m riding shotgun in a 13-passenger, open-air Hummer as part of a Wild Horse Adventure Tour of the northernmost Outer Banks, the... Read More

10 Reasons to Love Ocracoke

By Molly Harrison
In the spirit of reciprocity for our Outer Banks visitors, I have a tidbit of insider information for you: When the locals from Manteo, Nags Head, Duck and the rest of the northern Outer Banks want to get away, they head to  Ocracoke Island.  That’s because Ocracoke is the perfect package. It’s easy to get to, but... Read More

Cast Your Line for a Good Time

By Lexi Holian
As the sun rises over the Outer Banks each morning, the ocean and sound come alive with fishermen and boat captains awakening to cast fishing nets, pull up crab pots and cruise the waters of Oregon Inlet and beyond.  Here, our way of life is dependent on the tides and the direction of the wind moving over the water,... Read More