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!


Inside and Out All Year 'Round

By Heather Frese
When we think of fitness and good health, often what comes to mind are the leaps and lunges of a Zumba class, the swings and thwacks of a tennis game, the splash and stroke of a good long swim. But well-being isn’t only physical, and a healthy heart doesn’t come solely from getting in your cardio.   Outer Banks... Read More

Meet the Tranquil House Inn Family

By Hannah Lee Leidy
No matter how you sightsee in Manteo’s downtown waterfront – walking, driving or boating – you’re hard-pressed to not slow your pace and marvel at the Tranquil House Inn. With its sun-kissed porch, cedar-shake exterior and signature green roof, all framed by a white picket fence on the street side, this family-owned... Read More

Unbridled Passion for a Rare Herd

By Jennifer Armstrong
The Corolla Wild Horse Fund (CWHF) has some new faces. In June, Linda Adkins came on board as executive director. Last July, Meg Puckett assumed the role of herd manager. The passion both women bring to their work is palpable and inspiring. Linda grew up working on farms near Philadelphia and brings extensive horse... Read More

Food and Fellowship at Stack 'Em High

By Molly Harrison
Stack ’em High might appear to be a simple pancake house, but there’s a lot more going on inside this Kitty Hawk restaurant than meets the eye. When the summer crowds thin out and the locals return to the tables, Stack ’em High is more like a community center than a restaurant. Of course the off-season customers are... Read More

Of Shifting Sands and Fish Tacos

By Dave Holton
The sands of the Outer Banks are always on the move. For evidence of that fact, one need only to walk to the southern side of Jockey’s Ridge to witness the barely visible spire of a castle that once crowned a putt-putt golf course. On the islands, the wind and surf both giveth and they taketh away, something the team... Read More