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

The First Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival Takes Flight this Weekend

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Do you like birds? What about nature? Are you just looking for something to do this weekend? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck – this weekend Hatteras Island kicks off its inaugural Hatteras Waterfowl Festival. This event is a wintry complement to the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival that... Read More

Approaching Wine with the Outer Banks' Advanced Sommelier

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Wine is intimidating, I won’t lie. How many of us have glanced at a wine menu and felt overwhelmed by the endless varieties, vintages, places of origin and more that influence what each drink tastes like? There’s the fact that you’ll likely pair said wine with food, and that opens a whole new realm of considerations.... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About the Outer Banks Wedding Weekend & Expo

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Have you ever dreamed of a beach wedding? Many of us have. You know, toes in the sand, veil lifting in the wind, exchanging I Dos with the ocean or sound providing a breathtaking backdrop? Ahh, can you taste the romance? There are few better places for this than the Outer Banks. Even better, there’s no shortage of... Read More

Outer Banks Wellness Practices to Start Your New Year

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, January 2, 2019
A new year is ahead of us, which brings the opportunity for fresh starts and resolutions. I don’t know about you, but the holiday season left me wiped from staying up way too late with my friends and family, eating way too many sweets and watching too many Christmas movies (hey, it only comes once a year so you have... Read More

Outer Banks Hacks for a Stress-Free Holiday

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Do you remember the sensation of being a child at Christmastime? For many of us, it’s a season of magic and wonder. The season still sparkles in my memories of it. As we get older, it seems a lot of unnecessary stress accompanies the holidays as we strive to make it perfect. How does a stress-free Christmas sound to... Read More

Outer Banks Holiday Gift Guide, Part III: The Season of Sugar

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, December 12, 2018
I only just realized we’re fewer than two weeks from Christmas. As I consider the Christmas to-do list, I’m not in terrible shape: I trimmed the tree, made enough cookie dough to feed a small army of elves and started Christmas shopping. So far I found all the presents I want for myself; now it’s time to start looking... Read More