Category Archives: Tidewater & Chesapeake Bay

9 Tasty (and Cool!) Cafes and Coffee Shops in Virginia Beach

Roast Rider Coffee in VA Beach

Virginia Beach is one of the top tourist spots on the East Coast in the summers. After enjoying the refreshing Atlantic waters, step into one of the best coffee shops in Virginia Beach. This guest post guide shows you nine of the very best cafes in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Drinking coffee to a beautiful sunrise […]

How to Visit the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia (Tips + Facts)

How to Visit the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia (Tips + Facts)

For years, I put the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia at the top of my home state travel list. I never knew why I had such a desire to visit but perhaps that region of Virginia was so unexplored by me and I knew my state like the back of my hand when it came […]

10 Best Things to Do in Chincoteague for First-Timers (+ Map)

Assateague Horse or Chincoteague Ponies - what to do in Chincoteague

Is Chincoteague on the top of your Virginia bucket list? If so, here are the best things to do in Chincoteague for first-time visitors! Chincoteague, Virginia was a place that I became familiar with almost immediately after moving to Virginia as a child. I partially blame my school’s librarian for introducing me to ‘Misty of […]

17 Fun and Historical Things to Do in Portsmouth, VA

Homes in historic Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Virginia is a city that is teeming with history. From its founding in 1620 to the tragic yellow fever epidemic, the Civil War, and its current revival, there are many amazing things to do in Portsmouth VA! The historic seaport also offers plenty of unique architectural sites, museums, restaurants, and opportunities to educate visitors […]

11 Exciting (and Easy!) Day Trips from Virginia Beach

Mackay Island National Wildlife Refuge

Most people that visit Virginia Beach stay in Virginia Beach. However, there are some really amazing day trips from Virginia Beach that you should consider if you have more than merely a couple of days in the coastal city! This guide details some of my favorite Virginia Beach day trips, including wildlife refuges, Eastern Shore […]

Everything to Know Before Visiting First Landing State Park

Rainbow sheen in Cypress Swamp at First Landing State Park

If you’re planning a trip to First Landing State Park, you should definitely do your research before going. This is a First Landing State Park travel guide including what to do, why you should visit, and more! About First Landing State Park Just outside of Virginia Beach is the historic and beautiful First Landing State […]