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

A Timeless Outer Banks Tale: Captain Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Life Savers

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 4, 2018
As a storyteller, I’ve learned that every exciting tale needs a few key elements: compelling characters, conflict, high stakes and a killer location. Above all, though, the story needs to represent something bigger – an idea or reason that the story applies to us and our world too – something that demonstrates how the... Read More

7 Reasons to Celebrate Independence Day on the OBX

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The highlight of summer, the Fourth of July, is here! If you’ve ever spent this holiday on the Outer Banks, then you know that the week surrounding it is pretty much the epitome of summer mayhem. The Outer Banks is packed to the gills, and the hotels, pools, beaches, roads, restaurants, nightclubs, shops, grocery... Read More

The Newest Outer Banks Shops, Activities and Restaurants

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, June 20, 2018
At the beginning of every summer, many new businesses officially open their doors to the crowds on the Outer Banks. That makes now the perfect time to check out the newcomers stepping foot onto the business scene. This year we’re seeing the introduction of more than 30 new Outer Banks shops, restaurants and activity-... Read More

Everything You Need to Know about Currituck's Mainland

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, June 13, 2018
We all love being on the beach, yes, I know. That said, changing up the scenery never hurt anyone, and you don’t even have to go to great lengths to do so. The Currituck County mainland grows more and more popular among visitors and residents each year, attracting people with its fun activities and showcased samples... Read More

The Best of Local at Outer Banks Farmers Markets

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  One of my favorite parts of the summer season is the abundance of fresh and local produce that accompanies it. I can't stop filling my fruit bowl, making salads, dipping fresh strawberries in chocolate – mmm, bliss. To sustain my habits, I rely on my nearby farmers markets and produce stands. They’ve opened their... Read More