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

A Place to Grow — Summer Activities on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Make the Outer Banks the start of something new. I love vacation and summertime because they give me the time to develop a new skill set or to finally try those activities that have long piqued my interest. Whether it’s surfing or checking out a band with an unfamiliar genre, you’ll find plenty of ways to enrich your... Read More

An Outer Banks Fourth of July

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Reds, whites and blues color our shirts, towels and porches. We’re planning menus with our cookout and barbecue essentials. Yes, the Fourth of July returns to the Outer Banks, engulfing it in fanfare. This holiday embodies my favorite elements of summertime on the Outer Banks: community, a multitude of outdoor... Read More

Smiles and suntans — it's summer on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Summer is officially here, and the feeling around town certainly confirms it. Everyone is all smiles and suntans, especially now that the sun is out after a long string of rainy days. We're not completely out of the woods for rain on the weekend (click here for a report), but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a lot of... Read More

Keeping Fit on the OBX

By Molly Harrison | Friday, June 9, 2017
Whether you’re on vacation or live here part-time or year round, the Outer Banks offers endless opportunities for being active. Traditional (running, weights at the gym) or trendy (SUP yoga or hooping), indoors or outside, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to fit a workout into your days on the Outer Banks... Read More

Music to Our Outer Banks Ears

By Molly Harrison | Tuesday, June 6, 2017
People get really excited about the food, beach, natural areas, watersports, outdoor activities, historic sites, attractions and events on the Outer Banks. Some people even get fired up about all the shopping opportunities. But there’s something else about this area that’s not mentioned as often but is equally... Read More