10 great reasons to visit Norfolk, Virginia

Sail About with Nauticus

It’s pronounced naw-fok, not Nor-folk. Don’t maim the name. Norfolk is Virginia’s second-most populated city with more than 245,000 residents, home to the world’s biggest Navy base (Naval Station Norfolk), and it’s a hidden gem for budget-conscious travelers. How do we describe this U.S. travel destination? Let us count the ways. 1. Budget-friendly Free community festivals, […]

Carving Out New Family Memories in Massanutten

A pair of skiers wait at the bottom of the slopes

JohnnyJet.com has a wide readership. Travelers of all shapes and sizes have long turned to this site for recommendations on just about every destination on earth – from trendy luxury to dependable wallet-friendly. When I began writing for JohnnyJet.com several years ago, I wrote almost exclusively about hot places that were full of beautiful people, free-flowing […]

Norfolk, VA Pays Tribute for Veteran’s Day

Norfolk, VA

Veteran’s Day is November 11th, and Norfolk, Virginia, home of the largest military base not just in the country, but the world, is showing their support and gratitude for servicemen and women past and present with several signature events. There are so many different outdoor and museums to choose from that you can make an […]

Eastern Shore of Virginia: Nature and Wine

Kiptopeke Beach

After several exciting days in Virginia Beach, I ventured over the 17-mile Chesapeake Bridge/Tunnel to the rural, coastal Eastern Shore, which sits between the Atlantic Ocean and The Chesapeake Bay. Right from the bridge, a sense of tranquility pervades from the endless water views and natural environment. Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge  has […]

Virginia Beach

King Neptune!

I had never been to Virginia Beach, but the name itself has always sounded appealing to me.  I pictured a vast beach on the Atlantic bordered by hotels. And although the beach is endless and there are many hotels, most are not very tall, and the place has a much more intimate feel than what […]