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

Say Sláinte – It's St. Patrick's Day on the Outer Banks!

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, March 13, 2018
OK you lads and lassies, our favorite day of the year to wear green is here. I don’t know about you, but I love Saint Patrick’s Day – after weeks of gray and drizzly weather, the appearance of green with Saint Patrick’s Day reminds me that the world around us is turning greener and greener as more plants continue to... Read More

Fishing, Festivals and Fun on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The Outer Banks is home to a strong community with a rich sense of culture, and accompanying that is a steady supply of annual events that celebrate both. These events are ones that people grow up with — some now even share the fun with their children. And you’re in for a treat this week, because we’re welcoming the... Read More

Outer Banks Power Outage: Lights Out? Help Out!

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, August 1, 2017
In case you haven't heard, the BIG news on the Outer Banks is that an underground electrical transmission line was accidentally cut on July 27 during the construction of the new Oregon Inlet bridge, suddenly cutting out power for all of Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. With only a very limited supply of generator-... Read More

Embracing Everything Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Welcome to the Outer Banks! The way I see it, you probably fall into one of three categories: first-time visitors, those who love the Outer Banks so much you just can’t stay away (I get it) and those who choose to call this place home. No matter the category, it’s always a good time to familiarize yourself with these... Read More

So What's Up With Beach Nourishment?

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Two years ago it was shark attacks. Last summer it was Pokémon GO! On the Outer Banks today, the current beach nourishment projects dominate the talk of the town. Maybe you’ve even seen the action during a trip to the northern towns’ beaches this summer: Pumps spurting black sand onto the beaches, bulldozers pushing... Read More

Entertainment Abounds on the Outer Banks this Week

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, July 11, 2017
One part of the Outer Banks life that I love is that I constantly get to open my arms to welcome the rich entertainment scene, old and new. I and other people who’ve been around have our favorites — the events we look forward to every year — as well as the newcomers that give us a fresh taste of the talent and skill... Read More