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, Molly Harrison 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!

A Little Planning Pays Off: Upcoming Outer Banks Events

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, February 16, 2022
It’s starting to feel very spring-like on the Outer Banks, which reminded today me that my dog and I won’t have the beach all to ourselves in the mornings for very much longer. The visitors will be returning soon, and if the 2021 visitation numbers at the Outer Banks national parks are any indication (nearly 4 million... Read More

Helping Cold-Stunned Sea Turtles at the STAR Center

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Over at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, things are heating up with cold-stunned sea turtles in the STAR Center. STAR stands for Sea Turtle Assistance and Rehabilitation, and currently there are 34 green, Kemp’s Ridley and loggerhead sea turtles in the facility receiving assistance. The center has helped... Read More

Get to Know the Locals: Gail Kowalski of Jewelry By Gail

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Behind every Outer Banks business are people doing their best to make a living while still finding time to enjoy this beautiful place they call home. In this edition of Get to Know the Locals, you’ll meet one of them: Gail Kowalski of Jewelry by Gail in Nags Head. Gail grew up Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and went to... Read More

6 Fun OBX Museums That Are Open in Winter

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Looking for something to do on the Outer Banks on these cold winter days? It’s too chilly out for the usual outdoor activities, and many of the local attractions and activities are closed for a winter break. But these local museums stay open year round and offer educational, entertaining and warm places to enjoy a... Read More

14 Classic Outer Banks Breakfast Restaurants

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, January 19, 2022
When it comes to fueling up for a big day, you have a lot of choices for breakfast on the Outer Banks. From breakfast buffets to bagel shops to juice cafes, there is something for every appetite. Today we’re going to explore some of the tried-and-true favorites, the classic Outer Banks breakfast restaurants that have... Read More