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

Dining Out with Food Allergies in the Land of Biscuits, Gamefish and Oysters

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Did you know that about 15 million Americans have some type of food allergy? I had no idea. Obviously, those who live with food allergies are used to choosing dishes that fit in with their dietary needs, but what happens when the predominant trend of restaurants is crispy, Southern-fried goodness, fresh seafood and... Read More

Five Ways to Beat Winter Blues on the Outer Banks

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 9, 2018
We’re officially past the holiday season – to the disappointment of some and the delight of others. I’m a staunch member of that first category because for me the holidays usher in such a festive and cheerful season. Now that New Year's Day and Old Christmas have wrapped up, we’re left to return to normal life. That... Read More

An Outer Banks Tradition: Old Christmas

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, January 2, 2018
“Christmas comes twice on the Outer Banks,” exclaimed my brother while walking around Duck. While the sight of free cheese samples elicited this exclamation, he had a point. While the rest of the world keeps their Christmas Day confined to December 25, Rodanthe residents go above and beyond by celebrating a second... Read More

Outer Banks Events to Ring in the New Year

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 26, 2017
You know how the song goes: What are you doing New Year’s Eve? Me? I love spending it on the beach bundled up against the cold and then snacking away on hors d’oeuvres, waiting for the countdown until midnight. It’s low-key fun, and I love it. The Outer Banks is one of my favorite places to be during the New Year... Read More

Outer Banks Activities to Entertain Your Household over the Holidays

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 19, 2017
A pro of living on the Outer Banks? People want to make your home their holiday getaway destination. Wow, look at you – popular, in demand and excused from all holiday travel! But that also means it’s up to you to amuse a houseful of family and friends. After a while those Christmas movie countdowns just won’t cut it... 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