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 [...]

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 [...]

15 Easter Egg Hunts, Parades & Other Events at Duty Stations

15 Easter Egg Hunts, Parades & Other Events at Duty Stations

Last year, many Easter events were cancelled due to the beginning of COVID lockdowns. This year, some locations are going socially distanced, drive through egg hunts or other Easter events. Below are some Easter-related events organized by location. Bremerton Saturday April 3, 2021: 10:00 am Eggstravaganza at the Beach (Navy Getaways Pacific Beach, 1:00 PM [...]

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 [...]

55 Great Mexican Restaurants at (Nearly) Every Duty Station

55 Great Mexican Restaurants at (Nearly) Every Duty Station

Today is National Margarita Day! And while we don't need an excuse to enjoy a margarita, this day feels particularly special to do so. We polled fellow submarine spouses and significant others on their favorite duty station Mexican restaurants. We asked, and y'all delivered. Here is our giant list of the best Mexican restaurants: Annapolis [...]