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

You're Not From Around Here, Are Ya?

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 25, 2018
We locals love and appreciate all of our visitors, and we know who they are because we can usually spot them from a mile away. We can even sniff out people in the gray area, those who consider themselves locals but their cars’ license plates say otherwise (you know who they are, they’re local because they’ve... Read More

An Update on Hatteras Island's Bridges

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 18, 2018
For many who live on or visit the Outer Banks, the bridges are symbolic. There’s a rush that overcomes you when the car moves from highway to bridge, bouncing rhythmically across the support beams, the hollow whoosh filling your ears. As you rise with the bridge, you get those glorious panoramic views of ocean, sound... Read More

Water Safety Tips for an Outer Banks Beach Day

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The beach is the place for sand, sun and fun. An oasis of total relaxation where all of your cares disappear. Right? Until a rip current sweeps someone away. In 2018 alone rip currents have claimed the lives of six people on the Outer Banks. The U.S. Lifesaving Association estimates that almost 100 people drown in... Read More

A Timeless Outer Banks Tale: Captain Richard Etheridge and the Pea Island Life Savers

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 4, 2018
As a storyteller, I’ve learned that every exciting tale needs a few key elements: compelling characters, conflict, high stakes and a killer location. Above all, though, the story needs to represent something bigger – an idea or reason that the story applies to us and our world too – something that demonstrates how the... Read More

7 Reasons to Celebrate Independence Day on the OBX

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, June 27, 2018
The highlight of summer, the Fourth of July, is here! If you’ve ever spent this holiday on the Outer Banks, then you know that the week surrounding it is pretty much the epitome of summer mayhem. The Outer Banks is packed to the gills, and the hotels, pools, beaches, roads, restaurants, nightclubs, shops, grocery... Read More