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!


The Thrill of the Hunt in Duck

By Molly Harrison
There are two kinds of shoppers in this world: those who regard making purchases as an unavoidable chore and those who consider every buying opportunity to be a joyous, thrilling hunt. While those in the former category are satisfied with the quickest possible trip to the internet or nearest big-box store, those in... Read More

Ocracoke Magic

By Beth P. Storie
It seems like everyone writes and talks about how cool Ocracoke Island is. You read about the ferry ride over the water, away from the ticky-tack sameness of so many towns, and how it eases you into a different vibe. It’s like a Brigadoon experience where, at some point in that journey across the water, you pass... Read More

Manteo Is

By Beth P. Storie
Tree-lined streets, lush green grass lawns, flowers Bed & breakfasts and inns that mirror the gracious island lifestyle and that are only a stroll away from the waterfront A waterfront downtown area bordered by a mile-long boardwalk A harbor filled with vessels, large and small, hailing from all over the place... Read More

Transcending Trends

By Molly Harrison
One of the biggest shopping surprises in Duck is the treasure trove of contemporary fashion inside the women’s shop Lady Victorian. The name brings to mind the graceful and elegant femininity of bygone days, and while you will find a bit of that romance here, you’ll find so much more, from classic tailored looks to... Read More

Discover Duck On Foot

By Sandy Semans
Duck isn’t only a beach town, it’s a place to experience much more than the ocean. The best way to see its offerings? Strolling or biking through the Village’s commercial district. Few would consider touring Paris by car, and the same holds true for this quaint yet hip village. The town’s Pedestrian Plan Phase 1 is... Read More