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 Holiday Gift Guide, Part II: Have a Cup of Christmas Cheer

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The December chill fills the air, neighborhoods are decorated in festive lights, and the Christmas countdown continues. Some people were smart and took advantage of those Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday deals. Now they’re kicking back with a glass of eggnog and laughing as the rest of us attempt... Read More

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

5 Reasons to Make the Outer Banks Your Summer Vacation Destination

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, March 6, 2018
As we get into the month of March, we enter the exciting time of planning summer vacations. Where are you going? Need ideas? Look no further. If you’re not a local and you are reading this blog, there’s a pretty good chance you’re already considering an Outer Banks vacation. Or perhaps you’re looking to convince a... Read More

Things Outer Banks Locals Wished Visitors Knew: Part II

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, February 27, 2018
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog on 10 Things Outer Banks Locals Wished Visitors Knew. Readers chimed in, and, let me say, y’all have great advice. It’s infused by different experiences, passions and, yes, occasionally pet peeves too. These insightful comments resonated so strongly with me that I wanted to write... Read More

A Taste of Outer Banks Taste of the Beach

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Wednesday, February 21, 2018
At one month out, the countdown to one of biggest Outer Banks annual events is officially on! Taste of the Beach events and tickets went live online as early as December 1, but if we're being honest, some of us have been salivating in anticipation since last year’s event ended. For those of you who are new to the area... Read More

10 Things Outer Banks Locals Wished Visitors Knew

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Those of us who live on the Outer Banks are proud to call it home. With the abundance of surf and sand for playing, the variety of activities and events and the vibrant local community, we totally get why it’s a popular vacation destination. We love sharing our home with visitors, but no one needs that awkward divide... Read More