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!


Outer Banks Driving Tips: The Bypass vs. the Beach Road

By Hannah Lee Leidy
On the central Outer Banks there are two main roads of travel: the Bypass and the Beach Road. These roads run parallel to each other through Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. Both have their own personalities: One is the ambitious go-getter, a strategist always looking for the most efficient way to get the... Read More

Outer Banks Things to Do: Pokémon Go!

By Hannah Lee Leidy
A new kind of wave swept the Outer Banks in the summer of 2016. This wave was not heat or water related, however. It was a wave of nostalgia combined with cutting-edge technology: the release of Pokémon Go.   This game is a reinvention of the Pokémania craze that swept the world back in the late '90s and early 2000s... Read More

Low-Key Like an Outer Banks Local

By Hannah Lee Leidy
My mom and I took a mini trip to Ocracoke last year in the springtime. In typical Ocracoke fashion, we knew better than to check the ferry schedule, trusting instead that one would be along eventually. We waited in the line of cars at the ferry station, waiting for the next boat to arrive. One man among us grew... Read More

Outer Banks Things to Do: Scenes of Solitude & Places of Peace

By Hannah Lee Leidy
For many of us, our day-to-day lives are filled with bustle: Go to work, run errands, pick up kids from school, make meals, oops – did you remember to grab more milk from the grocery? Even on vacation we may find ourselves calming squabbling relatives, making six different lunches at a time or trying to amuse a house... Read More

Maximizing the Value of Your Outer Banks Property

By Anonymous
By F. Jeffrey Scott A buyer recently viewed a house for sale that set high on a hill overlooking the ocean in Southern Shores. From the outside this house looked fabulous. It had the highest grade siding, beautiful landscaping and a large pool. It looked like the perfect second home. The buyer’s hopes were dashed,... Read More