Outer Banks Articles & Shorts - Ocracoke Island Golf Carts

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!


Adventures in Ocracoke

By Hannah Lee Leidy
As you expect of a travel destination that can only be reached via ferry or private plane or boat, everything about Ocracoke Island comes with a touch of adventure. This is a place where “typical” isn’t really in the vocabulary. If you want what’s expected, you might be in for a (worthwhile!) surprise. A big part of... Read More

Spring into Action on Ocracoke Island

By Hannah Lee Leidy
Nature slows and quiets during the winter, but as the longer, warmer days return with springtime, it revs back to life. The same goes for Ocracoke Island.   The islanders have a way of listening to Mother Nature and following her lead (hey, you have to if you want to live on an island!), and spring ushers in the... Read More

Fall in Love with Ocracoke's Shoulder Seasons

By Amelia Boldaji
What's your favorite season on the Outer Banks? Ask just about anyone, and you'll likely be told fall or spring (or both!). It's not hard to see why either. The weather's still fantastic, the beaches are less crowded and the water's almost sure to be perfect. Now imagine spending some of that magical time on Ocracoke... Read More

Ocracoke in 24 Hours

By Beth P. Storie
 A Day and Night on Ocracoke with John and Margaret March 26John and I are so excited! Now it's just a little over a week until we leave for Ocracoke Island. We have our reservations, and we've begun to decide some of the things we want to do while we're there. Even though it's only for a day, we can't wait to get... Read More