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!


Old School Social - Getting the Scoop at Currituck's Bait & Tackle Shops

By Amy Gaw
That this area is a great place to fish is an understatement. Currituck County is uniquely positioned among brackish sounds, freshwater ponds, black-water swamps and the salty Atlantic Ocean to offer one of the most diverse selections of seafood in the entire country. Generations of local families have been fishing... Read More

Wearable Art

By Sandy Semans
Gail Kowalski’s handcrafted jewelry isn’t the type to be worn a couple of times and then carelessly relegated to a trinket box where it is forgotten. The designs by this award-winning jeweler are works of art used to adorn those who dare to be different, which is why Kowalski’s creations often can be seen on... Read More

Let’s Have Some Fun!

By Molly Harrison
Every boat was built for a specific purpose. Some are all business for jobs like commercial fishing, rescue and transport. Some are functional, built for long-distance travel or living on the water. And some, as you know, were built just for pure fun. And that’s where the Crystal Dawn comes in. One look at this 65-... Read More

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