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

This Summer's Hit Movie Returns to Its Outer Banks Roots

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The film receiving rave reviews from critics – and the winner of this year’s South by Southwest Audience Award – circles back to its Outer Banks origins this weekend. The Peanut Butter Falcon sparks laughs and tugs at heartstrings as it explores alienation and unlikely friendships as they unfold in a present-day Mark... Read More

The Outer Banks' New Places to Eat, Shop, Play & Stay in 2019

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 14, 2019
How many of us mindlessly drive by new businesses on the daily, not registering when names change, new buildings appear or your preferred spots change locations? (Raises hand.) I feel out of the loop when I hear people talk about their latest go-to fast-casual eatery, that adorable boutique or the hopping businesses... Read More

August: A Time for Fishing, Surfing and Swashbucklin' on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 7, 2019
It’s already August. When did that happen? Part of me is sad to see summer flying by. Another part, however, is pumped. August on the Outer Banks means the return of awesome annual events. With fishing tournaments, surfing competitions, final hurrahs before the school years starts, the wholesome activities draw out... Read More

Did You Pickum the Figums? Ocracoke Island's Fig Culture

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 31, 2019
If you’ve been to Ocracoke before, you’ve likely seen the colossal fig trees in yards and elsewhere around the island. You’ve likely also been in shops and seen jars of fig jam and preserves for sale, along with local books containing old recipes for islanders’ fig cake, fig cookies and more. And, of course, there’s... Read More

Hacks for a Stress-Free Outer Banks Vacation

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 24, 2019
When you go on vacation, what do you need? Personally, I need a gorgeous natural environment perfect for playing outside, relaxing, reading and spending quality time with my family. More than anything, however, nothing should impede on those precious moments. I think most vacationers share these sentiments. For... Read More

On Vacation? Recycling Dos and Don'ts on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Confession: I owe my roommate an apology. Yesterday morning I found his dirty Styrofoam to-go box in the recycling bin, and I made a big deal about it. I had to be reminded that approaches to sustainable practices vary dramatically – not just across the world, but also in the state and country – and he can’t help that... Read More