Crafted – the Art of the Taco – Greensboro, NC

When it comes to tacos, I typically enjoy mine pretty plain. Lettuce, tomatoes and salsa and I'm a happy mama. When I walked into Crafted - the Art of the Taco I knew immediately I wasn't in a 'normal' taco joint and I'll admit, I got overly excited to try something new. Born in 2012, Crafted has fed hungry patrons pursuing a unique spin on the average taco. Each recipe draws its magic from international influences and every plate receives the freshest local ingredients available. I was extremely impressed with how large of a menu I was presented with. Even someone who doesn't love tacos can find … [Read more...]

Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center – Virginia Beach, VA

Disclosure: Our visit was provided in exchange for my honest review of the hotel. A beach vacation simply isn't a true beach vacation with out waterfront accommodations. During our stay at the gorgeous Virginia Beach we slept at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center and loved its close proximity to everything beach related.Featuring 295 bayview suites with amazing views the hotel allows you  to get swept away by the spectacular sunrises and sunsets and spend every second possible near the beach!Our two bedroom suite had plenty of room for the six of us with two double beds, a pull out … [Read more...]

Hops Burger Bar – Greensboro, NC

When I drove by Hops Burger Bar last week and saw how many people were waiting outside for a table I simply could not understand the hype. Its just a burger joint after all, or is it?After a bit of googling, I figured out why there were so many people dying to get inside. Hops Burger Bar was recently mentioned in a round up of "America's Most Delectable Burger Joints" by TripAdvisior. "Serving premium Angus burgers on buttery brioche buns, this popular eatery pairs each patty with a side of crispy fries salted to perfection. Guests can choose from a variety of burger options including the Hops Classic, … [Read more...]

5 Free Things To Do With Kids in Virginia Beach, VA

A trip to Virginia Beach can get very expensive, very fast. The following five places are free to visit and provided my family hours of entertainment even with young children. Virginia Beach Fishing Pier: This very popular attraction and fishing spot was a huge hit with my kids. The pier is located on 15th street and the boardwalk. The approximately 1,000-foot-long pier is in the heart of the resort area. It has a bait-and-tackle shop with rod-and-reel rentals, and a snack bar/restaurant. No fishing license required and it is open 24 hours from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We grabbed our poles and spent … [Read more...]

Happy Winds Rental Shack – Virginia Beach, VA

Disclosure: Happy Winds provided us Kayak, Chair and Umbrella rentals in exchange for this post. The second we exited the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia Beach I knew our first stop was going to be the beach! The water was calm, the weather perfect and the kids overly excited to splash around in the waves! Upon checking into Virginia Beach Resort Hotel the front desk manager suggested if we wanted to have a blast at their private beach, we visited the Happy Winds Rental Shack, so we did!!The Happy Winds Rental Shack is located directly behind the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel on Chesapeake Bay. … [Read more...]

Tony & Milena’s – Hayes, VA

When you first approach Tony & Milena's 'Pizzeria', which is located in a small strip mall off the George Washington Memorial Hwy you really aren't sure what to expect. It looks like any other small town pizza joint that serves greasy pizza and over prized wings...However Tony & Milena's is  nothing like that. Actually, to be honest I'm not sure why they even call it a pizzeria. It's atmosphere and food feel and taste more like a fine dining Italian restaurant, with out the dress code and price shock. Our waiter, Max was attentive and helpful. He explained everything on the menu to us, and … [Read more...]

Hershey RV Camping Resort – Hershey, PA

Set on 200 acres of rolling farmland in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Hershey RV Camping preserve is enclosed in a natural valley of grassy fields, sloping down to a small fishing lake.Open April to the last weekend of October there are 320 sites to choose from in five different loops.Upon checking in, the first thing you will see is the ranger station. I immediately felt at home and safe! The entrance to the park features dual security gates on the way in and security spike strips on way out so no one can drive in that way. To get into the park, you must have reservations and the keycode or … [Read more...]