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!


When the Food Network Comes Calling: Tortuga's Lie

By Heather Frese
When the phone rings and it’s a producer from Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, you’re going to want to take the call. And when they say they’re interested in featuring your restaurant on an episode of the show, you’re going to think about it for a minute, especially since it entails closing down lunch... Read More

Bonzer Shack - A Dining Destination

By Molly Harrison
Locals don’t get a pass on real life just because they live in a vacation destination. For every visitor out there perfecting the art of leisure, there’s a local behind the scenes hustling to pay the bills. But the ol’ 9 to 5 in a place like the Outer Banks isn’t drudgery. The local working class still gets to have... Read More

World-Class Amenities, Welcoming Island Vibe

By Heather Frese
The Outer Banks has a very particular atmosphere that you catch wind of the moment you cross over one of the bridges from the mainland. You can feel it in the relaxation of your shoulders, the deep breath of salty-aired contentment, the kicking off of your shoes. The atmosphere is laid back here, the people welcoming... Read More

Warning: This Could Be Habit Forming

By Molly Harrison
Standing on land at the water’s edge and looking out at the ocean or sound is an experience we all love on the Outer Banks. Hearing the waves roll in, watching the wind play on the water’s surface and smelling the salty air make us feel alive and in awe. When we swap terra firma for time on the water, we get a whole... Read More

In Partnership with the Wild

By Heather Frese
It’s a scene like you’ve only viewed on television – the toss of manes and rearing of forelegs, the wild neighs and clatter of hooves as two horses duke it out for the lady they both fancy, sea oats waving in the background and an ocean breeze coursing over the rippling muscles of their bodies. Only you’re there, in... Read More