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

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

Benefit, Barbecue and Blues at OBX Marina on Labor Day Weekend

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Sunday, August 26, 2018
Sunny September is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for a good, Carolina-style barbecue. And does it really get any better than when the barbecue is also a benefit? I’ll tell you, it doesn’t. Who doesn’t love the idea of chowing down on delicious food while supporting a great cause? Guess what? You're... Read More

Outer Banks Take-Out Options for Every Occasion

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Confession: I love getting take-out more than going out to eat. What’s not to like? You get to enjoy the flavors of your favorite cuisine in the comfort of your own home, maybe even wearing your best sweatpants and watching a movie. Then there’s the convenience factor: In mere minutes, your meal (or meals!) is ready,... Read More

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

Soak Up the Sun at Outer Banks Backyard Bars and Beer Gardens

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 8, 2018
It seems like beer gardens, bar backyards and general outdoor hangouts are all the rage these days, and with obvious reason: When the weather is pleasant, it doesn’t get much better than cracking open a cold one, feeling the ocean breeze tousle your hair and breathing in the aroma of salt water, sand and sea grass... Read More

Outer Banks Visitors Combat Rainy Days with Creativity

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 1, 2018
If you visited the Outer Banks this week or last, let me start with my sympathies. You probably planned your trip for months and spent all year looking forward to it. And did you spend your vacation sunbathing on the beach, playing in the ocean or hiking through the maritime forest? Honestly, probably not because it... Read More