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

Remembering Hatteras Island Heroes: The Mirlo Centennial Commemoration

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 15, 2018
This Thursday, August 16, 2018, marks history. We’re talking big history too, with local, national and even international significance. The wildest part? It’s all happening right here on Hatteras Island, in the little village of Rodanthe. One hundred years ago, on August 16, 1918, one of the most heroic ocean rescues... Read More

Soak Up the Sun at Outer Banks Backyard Bars and Beer Gardens

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 8, 2018
It seems like beer gardens, bar backyards and general outdoor hangouts are all the rage these days, and with obvious reason: When the weather is pleasant, it doesn’t get much better than cracking open a cold one, feeling the ocean breeze tousle your hair and breathing in the aroma of salt water, sand and sea grass... Read More

Outer Banks Visitors Combat Rainy Days with Creativity

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 1, 2018
If you visited the Outer Banks this week or last, let me start with my sympathies. You probably planned your trip for months and spent all year looking forward to it. And did you spend your vacation sunbathing on the beach, playing in the ocean or hiking through the maritime forest? Honestly, probably not because it... Read More

You're Not From Around Here, Are Ya?

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 25, 2018
We locals love and appreciate all of our visitors, and we know who they are because we can usually spot them from a mile away. We can even sniff out people in the gray area, those who consider themselves locals but their cars’ license plates say otherwise (you know who they are, they’re local because they’ve... Read More

An Update on Hatteras Island's Bridges

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 18, 2018
For many who live on or visit the Outer Banks, the bridges are symbolic. There’s a rush that overcomes you when the car moves from highway to bridge, bouncing rhythmically across the support beams, the hollow whoosh filling your ears. As you rise with the bridge, you get those glorious panoramic views of ocean, sound... Read More

Water Safety Tips for an Outer Banks Beach Day

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The beach is the place for sand, sun and fun. An oasis of total relaxation where all of your cares disappear. Right? Until a rip current sweeps someone away. In 2018 alone rip currents have claimed the lives of six people on the Outer Banks. The U.S. Lifesaving Association estimates that almost 100 people drown in... Read More