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

Say Sláinte – It's St. Patrick's Day on the Outer Banks!

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, March 13, 2018
OK you lads and lassies, our favorite day of the year to wear green is here. I don’t know about you, but I love Saint Patrick’s Day – after weeks of gray and drizzly weather, the appearance of green with Saint Patrick’s Day reminds me that the world around us is turning greener and greener as more plants continue to... Read More

What Do Outer Banks Locals Do in February?

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 30, 2018
It's a question that locals are used to hearing from summer visitors: "What in the world do you guys do here in the winter?" To someone used to city life, we can imagine that the Outer Banks must seem pretty boring in the off-season. But actually there is quite a bit happening here in the winter. And locals who are... Read More

Top 5 Ways to Uncover the Real Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 23, 2018
I love how the Outer Banks claims a signature culture. It’s the way artists, business professionals, fishermen and other local characters rub elbows while toasting the weekend’s arrival at Manteo bars. The way that Ocracokers gather at local hangouts and easily draw every islander ambling up Back Road into the... Read More

Beginner's Guide to Winter Fishing on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 16, 2018
It’s general knowledge that the Outer Banks’s winter months are synonymous with the term “off-season.” While this phrase sparks images of uncrowded roads and empty beaches, one Outer Banks activity that reels in its share of popularity is winter fishing. Photo: Bite Me Sportfishing Unless you have your own fishing... Read More

Five Ways to Beat Winter Blues on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 9, 2018
We’re officially past the holiday season – to the disappointment of some and the delight of others. I’m a staunch member of that first category because for me the holidays usher in such a festive and cheerful season. Now that New Year's Day and Old Christmas have wrapped up, we’re left to return to normal life. That... Read More

An Outer Banks Tradition: Old Christmas

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 2, 2018
“Christmas comes twice on the Outer Banks,” exclaimed my brother while walking around Duck. While the sight of free cheese samples elicited this exclamation, he had a point. While the rest of the world keeps their Christmas Day confined to December 25, Rodanthe residents go above and beyond by celebrating a second... Read More