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!


High School Sweethearts Take on Mosquitoes

By Robert Fanney
They’re out there just waiting to become unwelcomed guests of your outdoor adventures. They bite, sting and attach bringing not only itchiness and discomfort but also, in some cases, illness. Mosquitoes and ticks are only a few of the infamous bug invaders of spring and summer. Every year, Outer Bankers face their... Read More

Living Legends

By Hannah West
The wild horses that freely roam the Outer Banks’ pristine northern beaches are, in many ways, living history. While a majestic herd of mustangs occupying a stretch of sandy beach may seem like fiction or fairytale, the Corolla wild horses are a living, breathing connection to the area’s rich past.  According to... Read More

Warm Weather and Hot Styles

By Leah Wingenroth
With warm, beachy weather on the way, you might find yourself (and your wardrobe) needing a spring refresh. Thankfully, The Cotton Gin is ready and eager to meet all of your seasonal needs. The Wright family, founders and owners of The Cotton Gin, has spent the last 60 years perfecting the coastal shopping atmosphere... Read More

A Local Chef's Story with a Latin Twist

By Maggie Miles
Alfredo Landazuri landed on the Outer Banks 22 years ago from his native city of Lima, Peru. He had just graduated from a small cooking institute that he had enrolled in at just 17 years old. Back then, cooking schools were a new thing in his country. “The first cooking schools in Peru had just started in the ’90s,... Read More

Outer Banks Trees to Love

By Molly Harrison
"Trees give peace to the souls of men." - Nora Waln The Outer Banks is one of the best places on the planet to bask in the healing powers of Mother Nature. While most people might come here to connect with the watery elements of the world, these islands also offer plentiful opportunities to commune with trees. Trees... Read More