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

Outer Banks Events to Ring in the New Year

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 26, 2017
You know how the song goes: What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Me? I love spending it on the beach bundled up against the cold and then snacking away on hors d’oeuvres, waiting for the countdown until midnight. It’s low-key fun, and I love it. The Outer Banks is one of my favorite places to be during the New Year... Read More

Outer Banks Activities to Entertain Your Household over the Holidays

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 19, 2017
A pro of living on the Outer Banks? People want to make your home their holiday getaway destination. Wow, look at you – popular, in demand and excused from all holiday travel! But that also means it’s up to you to amuse a houseful of family and friends. After a while those Christmas movie countdowns just won’t cut it... Read More

Last-Minute Gifts for People Who Love the OBX

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 13, 2017
'Tis the season for buying stuff and giving stuff. If you're finished shopping and wrapping and have all your presents neatly piled under the tree, I hate you. Did I say that out loud? Just kidding. I admire and deeply envy you right now. If you’re like me and have a little (or a lot) more shopping to do, you might... Read More

Countdown to an Outer Banks Christmas

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Putting ornaments on a tree, sending out Season’s Greeting, watching A Christmas Story, baking assorted cookies – for me little moments like these complete the holiday season. Most of us probably have our own to-do list for the month. For many, that involves a set of objectives that must get accomplished, and we... Read More

Five Ways to Kick off the Outer Banks Holiday Season

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, November 28, 2017
I love the holiday season. People seem a little jollier. You can listen to all the carols you want. Handcrafted wreaths of seashells, magnolia leaves and greenery adorn the doors of homes and shops. On the Outer Banks, I love most the events that welcome the holidays. Usually held in late November and early December,... Read More