Conquer Coasters and Dominate the Day: ‘Battle for Kings Dominion’ augmented reality app is now available

Have you ever wanted to rule a theme park? Now’s your chance. Following on the footsteps of the popular Pokemon Go craze (Is that still a craze?), Kings Dominion has just launched a brand new interactive gaming app. Developed by experiential design experts Holovis, The Battle for Kings Dominion app is a combination of augmented […]

Richmond named on list of ‘Where to travel for food in 2016’ by National Geographic

Note: This article was originally published at Examiner.com in April 2016. National Geographic recently shared its picks of destinations to “travel to for food in 2016.” Among international and food-centric destinations such as Sydney, Australia; New Orleans, Louisiana; Sicily, Italy and Belfast, Ireland, our very own Richmond, Virginia made the list. According to the article, chefs […]

Melanie Martinez brings ‘Cry Baby’ Tour to The National in Richmond, Virginia

Pop/Indie/Alternative singer and songwriter Melanie Martinez is bringing her popular ‘Cry Baby’ Tour to Richmond’s historic National theater (708 E. Broad Street) on September 21, 2016. Melanie Martinez’s distinctive sound, creative songwriting and viral videos have garnered her a firm spot at the top of the charts as well as created a dedicated following. Martinez’s […]

The Richmond Jazz Festival returns to town August 11-14, 2016

The East Coast’s premier jazz music event, the Richmond Jazz Festival, returns for its seventh year on August 11 – 14, 2016. Events and performances will take place at several Richmond locations, with the main event being held at Maymont on Saturday and Sunday. Thousands of music lovers from across the country will travel to […]

Interview: Chase Rice talks gigs, Garth and giving it his all

  Country musics biggest night. #CMAawards A photo posted by Chase Rice (@chaserice) on Nov 5, 2014 at 4:39pm PST *This article was previously published on Examiner.com in July of 2014. The interview was conducted in conjunction with Snagajob’s Hourly Gig contest. The contest winner opened for Chase Rice.*  What says country better than football […]

Theme Park News and Announcements 2015: Busch Gardens, Kings Dominion, and Universal Orlando

Maybe because it’s National Tourism Week, or maybe I’m just paying more attention than normal, but there are all kinds of interesting announcements coming from the theme park world lately. From partnerships between competing parks to reduced tickets and major brand partnership announcements, it has been a newsy couple of days. Granted, I live for […]

RVA Dessert Diary: Part 1

While not on the mainstream foodie front as such cities as San Francisco, NYC or L.A., Richmond has a restaurant scene all its own. From elegant settings in refurbished tobacco warehouses to the casual coziness of exposed brick and beams to the tried and true, hole-in-the-wall eateries that only the locals know about, there is a […]

Putting the Pedal to the Metal

I rarely make New Year’s resolutions (due to the fact that I rarely keep New Year’s resolutions), but this year I decided to go ahead and do it.  In addition to the “exercise more and eat less” ones, I made a concrete one that I actually stand a chance of completing.  It also puts me closer […]

Going Outside with Richmond Recreation

Most would agree that Richmond, Virginia is the best town ever.  And by most, I don’t mean those that just happen to live there.  I mean an actual, bona fide ballot conducted by Outside Magazine.  And if you don’t believe me, you can check out the October issue (35th anniversary edition) of the magazine.  It’s […]

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