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!


World-Class Amenities, Welcoming Island Vibe

By Heather Frese
The Outer Banks has a very particular atmosphere that you catch wind of the moment you cross over one of the bridges from the mainland. You can feel it in the relaxation of your shoulders, the deep breath of salty-aired contentment, the kicking off of your shoes. The atmosphere is laid back here, the people welcoming... Read More

Warning: This Could Be Habit Forming

By Molly Harrison
Standing on land at the water’s edge and looking out at the ocean or sound is an experience we all love on the Outer Banks. Hearing the waves roll in, watching the wind play on the water’s surface and smelling the salty air make us feel alive and in awe. When we swap terra firma for time on the water, we get a whole... Read More

In Partnership with the Wild

By Heather Frese
It’s a scene like you’ve only viewed on television – the toss of manes and rearing of forelegs, the wild neighs and clatter of hooves as two horses duke it out for the lady they both fancy, sea oats waving in the background and an ocean breeze coursing over the rippling muscles of their bodies. Only you’re there, in... Read More

Legends in the Making: Outer Banks Nightlife

By Molly Harrison
It was a cast party for the record books following the run of an epic show. After its final events in December of 2017 and January of 2018, as Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern prepared to close its curtain forever, the stories flowed. Couples reminisced about meeting in the Kelly’s bar and eventually marrying and... Read More

How to Create a Dining Memory

By Molly Harrison
Think back to the best restaurant meals you’ve had in your life, the ones that really stick out as superior in your mind. More than likely it is not just one element of the experience that is lingering in your mind but the way the entire experience made you feel. Our memories are highly emotional. Our emotional state... Read More