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!


First Stop: Atlantic Coast Cafe

By Molly Harrison
For countless Hatteras Island vacationers, the first stop on the island is always Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves. It’s such a solid tradition that by the time they’re driving the bridge over Oregon Inlet, their mouths are already watering at the thought of baskets of piping hot fried shrimp, fresh fish tacos, ACC’s... Read More

More than Just a Fishing Trip

By Beth P. Storie
Pigfish. Puppy drum. Pufferfish. Pin. No, this is not a chant! It’s just a few of the 20 or so species of fish you might catch on a fishing trip on the Miss Oregon Inlet headboat. Add to that triggerfish, flounder, sea bass, spot, lizardfish (watch out for those teeth!), sea robin, gray trout, ribbonfish, sea mullet... Read More

High-Flying Adventure in Corolla

By Lexi Holian
There’s a gentle breeze coming off the waters of the Currituck Sound as you are strapped into a harness, the boat rising and falling beneath your feet. You can hear the waves lapping against the boat’s hull and the wind catch in the colorful parasail above you. With a thumbs-up and a smile, the captain releases the... Read More

Taking Care of Business with Care

By Molly Harrison
Customer service is a talking point for a lot of businesses, but what does it really mean?  At Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates it means personal, individualized attention for each of their vacation rental homeowners and renters. This small, family-run company earned success by paying close attention to its customers,... Read More

A Better Way to Buffet at Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet

By Katrina Mae Leuzinger
Everybody loves an all-you-can-eat buffet. But even the most passionate fans will admit the dining model sometimes has a way of emphasizing quantity over quality. The best buffets offer a tremendous variety of food and let you eat as much of each as you desire. The secret that makes this model possible for many... Read More