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!


Local & Wild-Caught at Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

By Heather Frese
I have to be honest here, I love a good buffet.  As the typical family dinner-maker with marginal kitchen skills and questionable inspiration, there’s something infinitely satisfying about waltzing up to a spread of beautifully prepared food, piping hot and waiting for you, with the added prospect of no dishes to... Read More

Living It Up on the Oceanfront

By Molly Harrison
Let’s face it: Almost every single one of us, whether resident or visitor, is here because of the ocean. We do whatever it takes to be beside the great Atlantic as much as possible, breathing in the salty air, listening to the breaking waves and relaxing in the cooling ocean breezes.  That’s why Ramada Plaza By... Read More

Wicked Fishing at OBX Marina

By Heather Frese
There’s a four-letter word that draws visitors, fishing enthusiasts and television crews from all over the world to OBX Marina in Wanchese, North Carolina, and that word is t-u-n-a. The lure of this fish is so powerful that it’s beckoned National Geographic’s reality television show Wicked Tuna to film its annual... Read More

Summer on the Farm

By Jennifer Armstrong
Situated on 25 acres in Currituck County, Sanctuary Vineyards is known for its affordable, award-winning, regionally inspired wines. The Wright family has stewarded this land for seven generations, and they invite visitors and locals alike to experience its delights and its gifts. Visitors can stroll the vineyard,... Read More

The Brindley Beach Bonus - Hands-On Ownership, Service First . . . Fun Always

By Heather Frese
Sometimes building and running a successful business boils down to the intangibles: energy, enthusiasm and passion for what you do. This certainly seems to be the case when it comes to Brindley Beach Vacations & Sales. Owner Doug Brindley is about as hands-on as owners can get, meeting personally with new clients... Read More