Blog Posts in "Local Businesses"

Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, Author, Public Speaker, and Founder of two non- profits benefitting Veterans and First-Responders is originally from Detroit, Michigan. Ryan enlisted in the Navy after watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11, and Parrott served eight years as a U.S. Navy SEAL attached to Team SEVEN, completing three combat tours to Iraq before being assigned to Advanced Training Command as an Instructor. website: http://www.sonsoftheflag.org In 2005, while serving in Iraq, Ryan was riding atop a Humvee manning the gun turret in enemy territory, when his vehicle was hit by an improvised e... read more

Primos - near Red Mill in VB and Kempsville, nice and family friendly Pungo Pizza and Ice Cream - great family atmosphere Gino's by Maurizio - by General Booth area, great NY style pizza Ynot - 3 locations Ghent, First Colonial Rd, and Reginellas - in VB, tastes like real Italian pizza Sals - on Princess Anne Mancuso's - near Kempsville DelVechios Lago Mar Pizza - fun for kids Azalea Inn - off Little Creek, small game room in back Reginos - off Little Creek Shorebreak - off Shore Drive, small game room in back ... read more

When we lived in Monterey, we ate a lot, often. I think this is where I found the majority of the 15 pounds I brought to Northern Virginia (NOVA). Even with all of the extra gym time the weight loss required, sampling as much of California’s central coast’s culinary scene was an integral part of our stay there. Although there were plenty of high end, trend setting and expensive places in our area, we had a kid and needed better than average food served with a side of crayons on the menu. Happily these two local institutions fit the bill and we were repeat customers. The Best Family Friendly R... read more

Kayaking is my new favorite activity to do with our family! Kayaking??? Until recently I thought you had to be a super sporty, outdoorsman to kayak. It turns out you do not have to be the great outdoorsman to rent a kayak, strap on a life jacket, and paddle out onto the water with your kids! Kayak at 3 Different Washington DC Areas on the Potomac River 1. National Harbor Rent single or double kayaks, stand up paddle boards, pedal boats, a giant yellow duck pedal boat, or a giant white swan pedal boat. Giant duck/swan are great for little kids to ride in the back seat! National Harbor location... read more

Get out and explore your military town and try the best restaurants at the beaches. Located in Jax beach, Atlantic beach, and Neptune beach, these great spots will definitely get your taste buds excited. Best Restaurants at the Beaches (Jax Beach) Area Mojo's BBQ (Jax Beach) Mojo BBQ as a Southern Blues Kitchen, focusing on offering unbelievable food in a laid back, down home, one of a kind atmosphere. Casa Marina - (Jax Beach)(hotel with great deck bar) Tapas Restaurant Mellow Mushroom (Jax Beach) Great pizza place, casual Roys (Jax Beach) Chain restaurant, pacific fusion cuisine, great food... read more