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

Get to Know a Local: Gina Elko of House of Hemp OBX

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Behind many local businesses is someone doing their best to help others. In this blog, you’ll meet one of them: Gina Elko of House of Hemp OBX in Kill Devil Hills. Gina was a professional fire fighter for 22 years, but her career ended with a knee injury. After retiring, she had to have bilateral knee replacement... Read More

How to Catch the Holiday Spirit on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Monday, December 21, 2020
If you're looking for a taste of holiday spirit to take your mind off the pandemic, here are some places on the Outer Banks to find it. WinterLights Strolling around in the glow of millions of lights, listening to children squeal with delight, my heart grew three sizes that night. Yes, I have been feeling a little... Read More

Virtually Celebrating 150 Years of Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and 117 Years of Flight

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 16, 2020
If there's one thing that symbolizes the entire Outer Banks, it's Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The 193-foot tower with its iconic black and white candy stripe daymark stands proudly over Cape Hatteras, and its beacon has been in continuous service since it was first lit on December 16, 1870. This week Outer Bankers are... Read More

Get That Shopping Done on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 9, 2020
As usual, I have procrastinated on holiday shopping (I've made exactly one gift purchase so far), but I'm really not stressing about it. I know I can find everything I need on the Outer Banks, and I'm really looking forward to getting out and visiting the local places this weekend and next. Here's what I plan to buy... Read More

Feeling Festive on Roanoke Island

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 2, 2020
With an annual tree-lighting, parade and home tour, Roanoke Island and Manteo have long been the epicenter of an Outer Banks Christmas. Those things aren’t happening this year, but there is still plenty of holiday-oriented fun around the island. If you want to get into holiday spirit, this is the place to do it. For... Read More

Feeling Thankful on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because of its focus on gratitude. There's no pressure to decorate or shop, and there are no Thanksgiving songs being piped into our lives for two months before the big day. All we need to do is make good food, tell people how good their cooking is, think about what we appreciate... Read More