Great Outdoors Month: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Great Outdoors Month: Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Photo courtesy of Britannica

As a native Virginian, I have always loved the diversity of parks and the outdoors that it offers. Virginia is home to Shenandoah National Park. The Park is located just 75 miles from DC and runs southwest along the Skyline Drive. Parts of it overlap with the famed Appalachian Trail that runs from Maine to [...]

National Rescue Dog Day: What to Consider Before You Rescue a Dog

National Rescue Dog Day: What to Consider Before You Rescue a Dog

National Rescue Dog Day was founded by Lisa Wiehebrink of Tails That Teach, to bring awareness to the countless number of amazing dogs in shelters waiting to be adopted, to promote humane education for young children, and to encourage spay/neuter. According to the ASPCA, 6.5 million companion animals enter U.S. animal shelters nationwide every year. [...]

Caring for a Pet in the Submarine Force: The Ultimate Check List & Tips for Seperation Anxiety

Caring for a Pet in the Submarine Force: The Ultimate Check List & Tips for Seperation Anxiety

It comes as no surprise that being a member of the armed forces or even a family member of those who serve our country comes with a lot of stress. There is a great unknown territory when it comes to dates, travel times, and how much time you’ll get to spend with your loved ones [...]

7 Essential Breweries in Norfolk

7 Essential Breweries in Norfolk
Photo courtesy of COVA Brewing Co.

Are you stationed in Norfolk or PCS'ing soon? Here's the ultimate list of breweries for you to try out: O’Connor Brewing Company https://www.instagram.com/p/CM0TuOqBx8x/ The 20-year-old brewery is the brainchild of Kevin O’Connor who created the first batches on St. Patrick’s Day, marking the start of craft beer in coastal Virginia. Since then, O’Connor has brewed [...]

8 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Norfolk

8 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Norfolk

St. Patrick’s Day in Norfolk has it all: green beer, parades, live music, and more. Even with COVID-19 there are plenty of activities for the whole family! First up, restaurants: Grace O’Malley’s Photo courtesy of Grace O'Malley's Facebook page Known for their hospitality and warmth, Grace O’Malley’s offers a place to kick back and relax [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Norfolk

The Ultimate Guide to Norfolk

Naval Station Norfolk supports the operational readiness of the US Atlantic Fleet, located in the Southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The area is collectively known as "Hampton Roads" and includes the cities of Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Suffolk. The area is populated by over one million people. Naval [...]