Outer Banks This Week Blog

Outer Banks information comes in many forms, but there’s no better way to learn it than through conversations with a local. The OuterBanksThisWeek.com blog is that local friend…even if you already live here! Every week, Hannah Lee Leidy gives the run down on Outer Banks activities, Outer Banks events, Outer Banks shopping – all the Outer Banks information needed to ensure that you have the best possible experience. And she does it in a conversational way that’s easy to read and entertaining. Outer Banks activities are numerous, and this blog gives you an insider’s scoop to help you plan your day. She leads you to all the Outer Banks events you won’t want to miss – sports, annual functions and holiday festivities. She gives you her input on the most exciting Outer Banks activities – the ones she loves, the ones she thinks you should love. If anything exciting or out-of-the-ordinary is happening during your visit – and there definitely will be something – this blog is your trusty guide to figuring out the whats, whens and wheres.

Nightlife, for example, is detailed here – what band is playing where, which scene is wild, which is chill. Festivals are also described – the ones that are old and loved and the ones that are new and anticipated. The amount of Outer Banks information offered here will keep you busy and in the know. You can find out what would be fun for you, your family or even your pets.

A fun touch of this blog is its conversational element. Hannah Lee always wants to hear from you! In fact, reader input can influence the basis of her next blog’s focus. So if there’s a topic or question you’re craving an answer for, let her know. Sit a spell and read through present and past OuterBanksThisWeek.com blogs. With all the Outer Banks information detailed for you, you’ll be the trusted source to all your friends!

Featured Blog

After Dark Brings Korean Cooking, Wine Tasting, Knitting and More Classes to the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 15, 2020
On quiet winter weeknights, tucked away in the woods of Southern Shores, a local church burns with energy as people fill the inside and learn how to cook tamales, taste wine, play the ukulele, shag dance and more. All Saints Episcopal Church welcomes back one of the most beloved winter traditions on the Outer Banks,... Read More

Top 10 out of '10 - A Decade in Review Part II

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Welcome back for Part II of our Decade in Review blog post! Last week we looked back on key events and goings-on in the 2010s and saw how game-changing technology, infrastructure and hurricanes shaped the Outer Banks. This week, we’re looking at top developments that impacted local history and culture. Photo credits... Read More

Top 10 out of '10 - A Decade in Review Part I

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Here’s an unpopular opinion for you: I don’t like New Year’s, never have. I’m like the Grinch of the holiday. The day marks the end of holiday festivities, leaving us feeling sluggish from too many cookies and nothing but cold, dreary January ahead. However, my usual bah-humbug is a little softer this year. Even I can... Read More

Getting Out During the Holidays with Outer Banks Activities

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Thursday, December 26, 2019
The holidays are upon us! This week we bounce between feasting and gift swapping and cooking and entertaining and everything else your holidays hold. It’s all merry and bright, but we can still admit that even the coziest of houses may feel a bit cramped after days on end with our loved ones. When politics edge into... Read More

Outer Banks Gift Guide

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, December 18, 2019
With the flurry of holiday parties, gift swaps and wrapping packages for loved ones, finding the perfect gifts takes on a new pressure in the days leading up to Christmas. Sure, you could give a calendar, the nice tea towels you found at a chain store or the latest high-tech toy, but this year, I’m going to challenge... Read More

Ocracoke Re-Opens to Visitors and Ways to Lend a Hand

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, December 11, 2019
There’s much buzz circulating around Ocracoke Island’s recent reopening to the public. On December 2, visitors were ferried onto the island and allowed to experience it, post Hurricane Dorian, for the first time since September 16, 2019. Those of us familiar with Ocracoke know things are quiet this time of year – the... Read More