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

Time for Yuletide: Christmas Comes to the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Strings of colorful lights adorn streets and shops, carols fill the radio stations, and I’ve already made the first batch of Christmas cookies I have planned for the season. The Outer Banks towns also have many home-grown, time-honored traditions that they use to welcome the holiday season. This weekend brings parades... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving From Your Local Businesses

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Happy Thanksgiving! I love this holiday – once the traveling is complete and the food is prepared, the day’s a cozy occasion when you can eat your bodyweight in sweet potatoes and reflect on what you’re thankful for. We have a good place for doing that on the Outer Banks. Between the miles of gorgeous beaches, the... Read More

Free Thanksgivings for the Outer Banks Community

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Friday, November 22, 2019
Thanksgiving is a time of community and kinship. It’s meant to gather us around a common table to share a meal and reflect on the people, places and things we’re thankful for. To make such camaraderie as widespread as possible, several organizations and restaurants around the Outer Banks host Thanksgiving celebrations... Read More

Bringing Home the Holidays on Ocracoke

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Hurricane Dorian barreled over the North Carolina coast about a dozen weeks ago and is now a blip in many people's memories. For the folks on south Hatteras and Ocracoke islands, however, the storm’s effects remain immediate and – especially after this past weekend’s nor’easter – ongoing. Islanders are still working... Read More

Gobble Up! Thanksgiving Destinations on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, November 13, 2019
With Halloween behind us, it feels like I’m already seeing displays of Christmas decorations and holiday specials in stores and around my neighborhood. Putting up lights, starting my gift shopping – it’s all tempting, but I refuse to fall into the trap (yet). I’m saving my festive energy for my favorite foodie event... Read More

Salute the Troops: Outer Banks Veterans Week

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Ties to military duty and service run through the Outer Banks, and Veterans Day holds a place of high esteem within the community. While the calendar sets one day aside to honor and remember those who served the nation, the Outer Banks takes it a step beyond, establishing an entire week of programs, events and... Read More