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!

 

Nest in a Treasure Trove

By Hannah Lee Leidy
Tucked away in the Magnolia Market Square in downtown Manteo sits a little haven of whimsy. Stepping into Nest is like entering a European marketplace that takes you to Paris, Provence, Indonesia, the Italian coast, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. The artisan-crafted jewelry sparkles under the soft glow of... Read More

Running the Outer Banks

By Lexi Holian
There’s something exhilarating about any marathon, from the pulse of your heart when you take your starting stance to the final kick across the finish line. But here in coastal North Carolina, it’s both the spectacular scenery and the tremendous spirit of the community that attract thousands of runners from around the... Read More

A Destination for Every Occasion of the Year

By Hannah Lee Leidy
After Labor Day passes and the summer crowds return home, the folks at the Sea Ranch Resort maintain their dedication to every individual stay in the fall, winter and spring, giving each guest their own custom vacation experience. If 55 years in the hotel business has taught the Sea Ranch anything, it’s that the... Read More

Homes for the Holidays

By Beth P. Storie
Photos by Melody Leckie The picturesque, waterside town of Manteo lends itself well to celebrations with the walkable aspect of the streets, the friendliness of the locals, the postcard-worthy beauty of the restored historic homes and the new ones built to fit in and the waterfront area. It’s a town that dresses up... Read More

Make a Splash with the YMCA Tidal Waves

By Hannah Lee Leidy
On the Outer Banks, life revolves around the water. Think about how much we rely on the ocean and sound for our favorite activities: boating, fishing, paddleboarding, surfing, playing on the beach, splashing around the sound, Jet skiing ... does the list ever end? A necessity for enjoying each of these activities – in... Read More