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 COVID-19 Update as of May 20, 2020

By Beth P. Storie | Wednesday, May 20, 2020
As guests are streaming into the Outer Banks for vacations, everyone is encouraged to remember that things are going to be different when they get here. New protocols are in place at restaurants, shops, attractions and accommodations. Here are the latest operating procedures. Restaurants With North Carolina entering... Read More

Day Dates on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, September 25, 2019
What sorts of activities make good dates? A romantic dinner, going to the movies or checking out some live music – all in the evening – may come to mind. These all make classic, date-night activities but lack originality. And who says dates are evening activities? There’s so much to enjoy about the Outer Banks during... Read More

Celebrate Bluegrass, Chili & Coastal Conservation on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Do you love the state’s coastal setting? What about bluegrass music? Your thoughts on chili and beer? All of this speaks to me on an almost spiritual level. And for that reason, I am definitely attending Red Beans and Bluegrass, a fall-festive event to benefit North Carolina Coastal Land Trust (NCCLT). A team of... Read More

Hurricane Dorian Leaves Ocracoke Island Devastated

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, September 11, 2019
When Hurricane Dorian barreled toward the Outer Banks last week, little Ocracoke Island took the main hit. The storm moved quickly, but it left the island ravaged from waters that rose like a tidal wave in merely two hours. In a 7-foot storm surge, waters from the Pamlico Sound spilled over the village, flooding homes... Read More

Bread, Booze and Scented Candles: The Outer Banks Prepares for Hurricane Dorian

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Tis the season for one of my favorite blog topics: the annual hurricane feature. Each year I get to play meteorologist for a day, joining the rest of the media’s hurricane hype and sharing the latest updates from the Outer Banks front. I even almost wore galoshes to work to get in the mood, even though the rain won’t... Read More

Working Like a Dog (or Cat): Pets in Business on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 28, 2019
About 12 or so years ago, my favorite barbecue restaurant in the area kept a pet pig onsite. Her name was Daisy, and from her enclosure next to the entrance, she greeted customers upon arrival and gave only slightly offended looks when they left, the scent of barbecue swirling around them. One day Daisy was gone. I... Read More