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

Get to Know a Local: Stacey Walters of Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Behind every Outer Banks business is someone doing his or her best to make a living and still have time to enjoy this beautiful place they call home. In this blog, you’ll meet one of them: Stacey Walters, owner and operator of Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck. After spending several years as a beer and wine... Read More

Outer Banks COVID-19 Update as of April 30, 2021

By Molly Harrison | Friday, April 30, 2021
With North Carolina’s COVID numbers continuing to show improvement and vaccine distribution increasing, N.C. Governor Roy Cooper has eased more of the state's COVID-19 restrictions. Executive Order 209, which takes effect Friday, April 30 at 5 p.m., eliminates the outdoor mask mandate. While masks are no longer... Read More

An OBX Taco Tasting Tour

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Everyone loves tacos. Whether you're a meat-eater, vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten-free or an omnivore, there is a taco for you.  In the old days the most popular meal at Outer Banks restaurants was fried fish or crab cakes with cole slaw and hushpuppies. These days, most restaurateurs will tell you it's fish... Read More

More Reasons to Love the Outer Banks National Park Service Sites

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The National Park Service's Outer Banks sites made two exciting announcements this week for National Park Week – the installation of a new webcam at Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and the arrival of the nation’s first self-driving shuttle on public lands at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. About the webcam: Outer... Read More

Yoga on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Want to feel relaxed and energized, flexible and strong? How about clear-minded and focused? These are just a few of the benefits that yoga offers, and the Outer Banks has a wealth of places to help you discover all of them. Whether you’re new and wanting to learn about this ancient art or a devotee looking to... Read More

Get to Know a Local: Gina Elko of House of Hemp OBX

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Behind many local businesses is someone doing their best to help others. In this blog, you’ll meet one of them: Gina Elko of House of Hemp OBX in Kill Devil Hills. Gina was a professional fire fighter for 22 years, but her career ended with a knee injury. After retiring, she had to have bilateral knee replacement... Read More