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, Molly Harrison 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

Fishing and More on Outer Banks Piers

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Outer Banks ocean piers have always been a huge part of the Outer Banks fishing experience, but now they’re so much more. These days you can visit piers to eat dinner, watch live music, enjoy a few drinks with friends, send your kid to summer day camp and even get married, making them super popular with more than just... Read More

Do Something New in 2022

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, January 5, 2022
New years bring the desire for new beginnings. When the calendar flips to January, our culture has ingrained in us that we need to improve ourselves, but I’m not here to talk about resolutions to overhaul your life, which seem to set us up to fail. In this blog I’m going to tell you about some fun things to do around... Read More

An Outer Banks New Year's Eve

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 29, 2021
Last year on New Year’s Eve, we had one option: stay home. This year that is definitely not the case. For New Year’s Eve 2021/22 on the Outer Banks, there are plentiful options for getting out and celebrating. If you’re playing it safe in these times of lingering COVID but don’t want to stay home, you might consider... Read More

Give Them Something Good to Eat & Drink

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 22, 2021
“I just need one more thing for my mom and something for your brother and then I’m done. Oh, and something for the mail lady and — I almost forgot — something for the dog’s stocking. And tape. We need more tape and.…” While I’m scurrying around on this never-ending holiday hamster wheel, my husband is usually kicked... Read More

Get to Know the Locals: Laura & Phil Wayland of Chip’s Wine & Beer, Front Porch Cafe and Outer Banks Olive Oil

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Behind every Outer Banks business are people doing their best to make a living while still finding time to enjoy this beautiful place they call home. In this edition of Get to Know the Locals, you’ll meet two of them: Laura and Phil Wayland, owners of three thriving Outer Banks businesses: Chip’s Wine & Beer,... Read More

Famous Outer Banks Shipwrecks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 8, 2021
A close call for a shrimping vessel and a dramatic rescue from the Coast Guard occurred on the beach in Southern Shores this week, bringing a reminder of the dangerous conditions boaters and fishermen often face off the Outer Banks. The 78-foot shrimping vessel, Bald Eagle II, communicated to the U.S. Coast Guard at... Read More