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

Remembering Hatteras Island Heroes: The Mirlo Centennial Commemoration

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, August 15, 2018
This Thursday, August 16, 2018, marks history. We’re talking big history too, with local, national and even international significance. The wildest part? It’s all happening right here on Hatteras Island, in the little village of Rodanthe. One hundred years ago, on August 16, 1918, one of the most heroic ocean rescues... Read More

Last-Minute Gifts for People Who Love the OBX

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, December 13, 2017
'Tis the season for buying stuff and giving stuff. If you're finished shopping and wrapping and have all your presents neatly piled under the tree, I hate you. Did I say that out loud? Just kidding. I admire and deeply envy you right now. If you’re like me and have a little (or a lot) more shopping to do, you might... Read More

Countdown to an Outer Banks Christmas

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Putting ornaments on a tree, sending out Season’s Greeting, watching A Christmas Story, baking assorted cookies – for me little moments like these complete the holiday season. Most of us probably have our own to-do list for the month. For many, that involves a set of objectives that must get accomplished, and we... Read More

Five Ways to Kick off the Outer Banks Holiday Season

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, November 28, 2017
I love the holiday season. People seem a little jollier. You can listen to all the carols you want. Handcrafted wreaths of seashells, magnolia leaves and greenery adorn the doors of homes and shops. On the Outer Banks, I love most the events that welcome the holidays. Usually held in late November and early December,... Read More

Outer Banks Shopping Guide for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Ah, time for the Thanksgiving recap: Did you watch your football teams dominate? Savor the flavors from your favorite family recipes? Sink into a food-induced coma afterwards on the couch? If you checked any of these off your holiday bucket list, you’re on the right track. And that track continues to Black Friday and... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Listening to the crashing waves, drives along the Beach Road, an amazing and quirky community, a seemingly endless parade of festivals and events – I always feel thankful to call the Outer Banks home. And that makes it an unbeatable place to spend our holiday dedicated to giving thanks. With my share of Thanksgivings... Read More