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

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

A Taste of Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, February 21, 2018
At one month out, the countdown to one of biggest Outer Banks annual events is officially on! Taste of the Beach events and tickets went live online as early as December 1, but if we're being honest, some of us have been salivating in anticipation since last year’s event ended. For those of you who are new to the area... Read More

10 Things Outer Banks Locals Wished Visitors Knew

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Those of us who live on the Outer Banks are proud to call it home. With the abundance of surf and sand for playing, the variety of activities and events and the vibrant local community, we totally get why it’s a popular vacation destination. We love sharing our home with visitors, but no one needs that awkward divide... Read More

Outer Banks Romance Perfect for Valentine's Day

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Since it’s almost Valentine’s Day, I’ll reveal my life-long love: the Outer Banks. Let’s be honest, an undeniable romance runs through the area. Maybe that’s why so many people choose to have Outer Banks weddings, honeymoons and couples' getaways. When you’re already on the beach, you may be wondering how to spend... Read More

What Do Outer Banks Locals Do in February?

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 30, 2018
It's a question that locals are used to hearing from summer visitors: "What in the world do you guys do here in the winter?" To someone used to city life, we can imagine that the Outer Banks must seem pretty boring in the off-season. But actually there is quite a bit happening here in the winter. And locals who are... Read More

Top 5 Ways to Uncover the Real Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 23, 2018
I love how the Outer Banks claims a signature culture. It’s the way artists, business professionals, fishermen and other local characters rub elbows while toasting the weekend’s arrival at Manteo bars. The way that Ocracokers gather at local hangouts and easily draw every islander ambling up Back Road into the... Read More