Outer Banks Articles

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks watersports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities…everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Outer Banks Articles Give You the Details

We write about how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest history of that now booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean; how to navigate those pesky turn lanes; which restaurants to check out for the best southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the local’s side!


The Vacation Rental Scene

By Beth P. Storie
The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a treasured vacation place. In years back, there were lots of Mom and Pop — and some larger — motels here that were the annual destinations of many a vacationer. But many of these jewels have been torn down over the past couple of decades to make way for more vacation cottages.... Read More

Outer Banks Organic Farms

By Holly Roberts
SEEDS TO SOCIETY:  Conversations with Organic Farmers in Eastern North Carolina Somerset Farm: Old-Style for the Future Garlic, beets, turnips, sweet bell peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, squash, watermelons, cucumbers, daikon, radishes, kale, and sweet potatoes. That doesn’t even cover all the beautiful... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Outer Banks Fishing

By Beth P. Storie
For some fish, the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries limits the size and amount you can harvest. Local tackle shops have all the information you need about bag and size limits, or you can see the limits online at http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreationalfishing. For example, a flounder must be at least 15 inches... Read More

Dining on the Outer Banks

By Beth P. Storie
When visitors here ask about the best Outer Banks restaurants, locals may hesitate. Don't worry. It has nothing to do with the food served here. It's because their brain immediately floods with countless Outer Banks restaurant choices, from casual cooking to creative cuisine. While each town on the Outer Banks has... Read More

Buying Your Own Outer Banks Vacation Property

By Beth P. Storie
You’re lounging in the hammock of your Outer Banks rental home, a light breeze tickling your sun-tanned skin, when you slip into a daydream about one day owning your own little place by the sea and relaxing like this more often. You’ll rent the house, it’ll pay for itself, and you’ll have your own Outer Banks getaway... Read More