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

The First Hatteras Village Waterfowl Festival Takes Flight this Weekend

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Do you like birds? What about nature? Are you just looking for something to do this weekend? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re in luck – this weekend Hatteras Island kicks off its inaugural Hatteras Waterfowl Festival. This event is a wintry complement to the Wings Over Water Wildlife Festival that... 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

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