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

On Vacation? Recycling Dos and Don'ts on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Confession: I owe my roommate an apology. Yesterday morning I found his dirty Styrofoam to-go box in the recycling bin, and I made a big deal about it. I had to be reminded that approaches to sustainable practices vary dramatically – not just across the world, but also in the state and country – and he can’t help that... Read More

A Different Sort of Outer Banks Spring Cleaning

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, April 9, 2019
As I write this, the 75-degree temperature, blue sky and calm ocean have me loving life on the Outer Banks. I mean, its beauty wows me at all times of the year, but this recent weather has me even more spellbound as spring sets in! But I need to vent.   This weather draws all of us outside – how can we resist it?... Read More

What was that BOOM?! Seneca Guns on the Outer Banks This Week

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The other day, I was sitting at work when a resounding boom rattled the building. “What the heck was that?” I asked, including a few other choice words with my shock. My mind started spouting different possibilities: A car running into the building, a sonic boom, the Hulk body-slamming the wall or, god forbid, an... Read More

The Art of the Outer Banks' Recipes

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The cooks among us know that perfecting a recipe takes practice … a lot of practice. And once we’ve mastered it to our liking, the ingredients, the preparation, the way it should smell and taste at certain times becomes something like second nature. You could look at the process of crafting the perfect recipe as a... Read More

Outer Banks Coffee Crawl

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Some people are addicted to coffee. I’m addicted to coffee shops. I love the scent of freshly ground espresso mingled with the aroma of baked goods, the laid-back music, the mismatched furniture (the funkier the better), the environments that lend themselves to both a casual and relaxed meeting ground or a productive... Read More

Say Slainte! It's an Outer Banks St. Paddy's Day

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, March 13, 2019
(Psttt ... I didn't know how to say "Slainte" either, but this handy video helped me out!)  In the doldrums of winter, St. Patrick’s Day brings a dose of energy back to the Outer Banks. After several long and quiet weeks, there’s finally a good reason to go out and join the numerous restaurants, organizations and... Read More