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!


More Than a Workout

By Beth P. Storie
When you run a gym where an 86-year-old man comes in every week day without fail, walking in with his cane, doing his miles on the bike then leaving everyone there smiling with his jokes, you’re doing something right. This clearly isn’t a place where only muscle heads come; it’s an atmosphere that welcomes all – ages... Read More

The Secret to Enjoying the Off-Season

By Molly Harrison
When the tourist season slows down and the majority of visitors have returned to their busy lives back home, Outer Banks residents get excited to venture out and enjoy the local restaurants again. They’ve shared the places they love with visitors all summer long, and now they’re ready to eat, drink and be merry... Read More

Fall For Currituck

By Heather Frese
Autumn on the northern Outer Banks absolutely enchants. Most of the humidity drops out of the air, leaving warm sun and a cool, refreshing breeze. The ocean’s warm for swimming; shops and restaurants are open, but summer crowds have calmed. It’s an ideal environment to explore the plentitude of activities and events... Read More

What You Need to Know About Outer Banks Home Buying

By Molly Harrison
With vacation rentals from South Nags Head to Corolla, Cove Realty has been making Outer Banks vacation dreams come true for more than 40 years. One of the smaller vacation rental companies on the Outer Banks by design, Cove takes pride in offering the ultimate in customer service to both its renters and homeowners... Read More

Where Learning is Fun

By Molly Harrison
The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island is the place to observe the animals of the North Carolina coastal marine habitats – everything from sharks, sea horses and horseshoe crabs to snakes, alligators and otters. But did you know that there’s so much more to do below the surface? The North Carolina Aquarium on... Read More