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 Dish on Dining Out

By Molly Harrison
You’re going to eat well on the Outer Banks. Steaming-hot shrimp with a sprinkling of Old Bay seasoning and a side of melted butter. Fat morsels of jumbo lump crab meat piled into cakes. Rich, silky she-crab soup with the perfect blend of sherry and cream. Battered oysters, flash-fried to crispy perfection, dipped in... Read More

Stay Safe on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison
You’re here and you’re happy-go-lucky, but while you’re out having fun, keep these few things in mind to ensure that you have a relaxed and safe vacation. Driving Safety With only a few main roads to keep track of and water always within sight to help you get your bearings, it’s extremely easy to get around on the... Read More

The Beautiful Corolla Wild Horses

By Editorial Staff
No matter how many times you’ve seen them, seeing the wild horses roaming free on the northern Outer Banks is an amazing sight. We’re so used to seeing horses contained in pens and cared for as pets that to see them wild and taking care of themselves is always surprising. A herd of approximately 100 wild Colonial... Read More

Vacation Rentals: Your Outer Banks Home Away from Home

By Molly Harrison
Should you rent a vacation home on the Outer Banks? Hundreds of thousands of Outer Banks vacationers do it every year. They know that renting a home away from home makes good vacation sense. And maybe it’s time for you to do it too. If you think renting a vacation home is something that only people with lots of money... Read More

Fishing Frenzy: Catching Fish on the Outer Banks

By Molly Harrison
The Outer Banks is one of the best places in the world to fish. A wide variety of fish are out there swimming in the ocean and sounds, even in a few lakes, ponds and creeks, and there are many people out there who are willing to help you catch them. On the Outer Banks you can choose from head boats, offshore charters... Read More