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!


Spring into Christmas

By Heather Frese
Yes, the daffodils are nodding their yellow heads and the sea oats are turning green, but who’s to say we can’t enjoy a little red and green sparkle and some ho, ho, ho all year round? If you believe that Christmas is a perennial state of mind, you’ll want to check out The Christmas Shop in Manteo. For more than 50... Read More

Caring & Conservation

By Leah Wingenroth
The Outer Banks is storied with tales of progress, development and change. The weather, tourism and even the landscape ebb and flow like the tides. Amidst the shifting nature of these shores, the wild Banker horses of Corolla have remained a constant. Descendants of Spanish mustangs, the horses were left behind on... Read More

Swing into Spring: Golfing on the Currituck Mainland and Corolla Outer Banks

By Leah Wingenroth
Of course you know that Currituck County is renowned for its stunning beaches, delicious seafood and thrilling watersports. But did you know that Currituck County is home to six superlative golf courses? Sprawling, well-maintained greens situated among stunning water features have stolen the hearts of both novice and... Read More

Be a Working Fisherman for a Day

By Capt. Marty Brill
Want to experience what it’s like to be a working fisherman? One of the most popular and fastest-growing offerings of the charter fleet is the working waterman charter. The waterman charter is available from all of the major marinas and is guaranteed to be a family adventure that will make memories for a lifetime.... Read More

Hatteras Island: The Best of Both Worlds

By Molly Harrison
Stretched between Oregon and Hatteras inlets, Hatteras Island is a 50-mile-long island offering the rare and perfect combination of wild remoteness and all the things you need for the perfect vacation.  The majority of the island is undeveloped land, thanks to Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Interspersing this open... Read More