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

Outer Banks Holiday Gift Guide, Part II: Have a Cup of Christmas Cheer

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The December chill fills the air, neighborhoods are decorated in festive lights, and the Christmas countdown continues. Some people were smart and took advantage of those Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals. Now they’re kicking back with a glass of eggnog and laughing as the rest of us attempt... Read More

Outer Banks Holiday Gift Guide, Part I: Holiday Arts and Crafts Pop-Ups

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, November 28, 2018
“Happy Holidays!” Don’t you love saying those words? I do, and now that we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving, it’s officially the holiday season in my mind. I’ve been making a list – and already checked it more than twice – of seasonal preparations: decorate, bake cookies and, mainly, find gifts for my friends and family.... Read More

Happy Thanksgiving from the Crew at Outer Banks This Week!

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving! Can you think of a better place than here to spend the holiday? Living on the Outer Banks means that we’re constantly surrounded by impressive features. That said, I hate to admit I sometimes take living on the Outer Banks for granted. I think we all do at some point or other. It’s just what... Read More

How to Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Still Love Your Family

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Some of us travel for Thanksgiving, and others have our loved ones come to us. Living on the Outer Banks makes us a pretty popular destination for family and friends who need a taste of the beach. It’s awesome: We don’t have to deal with Thanksgiving travel, we show off this wonderful place we call home and we have... Read More

Only Two Weeks 'Til Thanksgiving? Start Planning Your Outer Banks Holiday

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, November 6, 2018
For me Thanksgiving is synonymous with eating out at an Outer Banks restaurant. While I know that the holiday is traditionally depicted as families gathering in a cozy home and everyone preparing their signature dish (including the weird stuff), I always prefer going out. Why? For starters there's no stress to meal... Read More