About Taylor Fuqua

I am from Lynchburg, Virginia and currently live in Norfolk as I finish my undergraduate program at Norfolk State University. I will be graduating in December with a degree in Mass Communications/Journalism.

Internship Reflection

Interning at the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum this semester as a Content Creator has been such an amazing opportunity for me. I’ve really had the chance to grow as a writer. Being able to take time to work on my craft while gaining essential skills has been the most rewarding part of [...]

By |2018-12-20T16:31:41-04:00December 20th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Experience Culture in Virginia Beach – Cities

They say there’s no place like home. Although I can attest to that, I love that Virginia Beach brings different city styles to the area in its local restaurants, bars, and activities. Considering Hampton Roads is home to many colleges and military bases, the amount of people migrating here from other states is enormous. The [...]

By |2018-12-13T16:51:23-04:00December 19th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Experience Culture in Virginia Beach – Military

If you haven’t noticed the heavy military presence in the area, well, that’s impossible. Hampton Roads is home to many Air Force, Marine Corps, Army, and Coast Guard facilities; not to mention, the world’s largest naval station is right in Virginia Beach’s backyard. Being military friendly, the area has its own military culture for veterans, [...]

By |2018-12-13T16:34:50-04:00December 13th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Experience Culture in Virginia Beach – Caribbean

Caribbean culture is an ethnic blend of African, Indian, and Spanish cultures. It can be found on the islands of the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti, Saint Lucia and so many others. So, what do you do when you’re looking to incorporate a Caribbean flair into your Virginia Beach trip? You take my advice and [...]

By |2018-11-23T15:45:29-04:00November 24th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Experience Culture in Virginia Beach – Greek

Greece has always been #1 on my list of places to travel. The beautiful scenes of Santorini and Mykonos always send me into a deep trance, just visualizing myself there, with the calmness I feel by the ocean. What’s even more bizarre is that I’ve created this whole scene in my head based off pictures [...]

By |2018-11-08T16:51:09-04:00November 14th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Experience Culture in Virginia Beach – Pacific Islander

Next in my series exploring diversity in Virginia Beach, I wanted to showcase the Pacific Islander culture that is embedded in the area. For those who don’t know, Pacific Islanders are inhabitants of any islands in the South Pacific. This includes places such as Hawaii, Tahiti, and Bora Bora. Yes, a vacation to any of [...]

By |2018-11-03T10:20:50-04:00November 7th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

SpookEasy 2018

Saturday, October 27th, everyone at the museum anticipated the start of our first ever SpookEasy event. The Halloween Spookeasy allowed museum staff and volunteers, along with guests, to get dressed up in their snazziest 20’s costumes and enjoy a night full of music, food, and of course, ghosts. I got to observe the event from [...]

By |2018-11-03T10:35:50-04:00November 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Experience Culture in Virginia Beach – Latin America

The first stop on our international tour through the diversity of cultures in Virginia Beach is to explore the Latin heat that beams through the oceanfront streets. The Latin population in Virginia Beach is large, so you aren’t going to travel far without seeing signs for delicious Mexican restaurants, or corner cantinas. Virginia Beach [...]

By |2018-10-24T15:34:06-04:00October 28th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Experience Culture in Virginia Beach

I think one of the best things about traveling is being able to experience all the different cultures a new area may bring. When I travel, I always make it a priority to try a restaurant or plan an activity that correlates with another cultural. This tradition started on family vacations when I was [...]

By |2018-10-24T12:00:56-04:00October 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

The Perfect 1920’s Costume

Pull out your pinstripe suits, flapper dresses, and pearls to enjoy a night full of music, food, and spooky ghost stories. Come enjoy the SpookEasy event on October 27th at the Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum. If you’re having trouble figuring out the perfect twenties costume, have no fear! I’ve done my research, even [...]

By |2018-10-24T09:05:06-04:00October 25th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

October in Virginia Beach

Saying goodbye to summer is probably one of hardest goodbyes, but saying goodbye doesn’t have to mean giving up a good trip to the beach. There is plenty to enjoy at the beach in the cooler months, and with each new month Virginia Beach offers many enjoyable events. Although the temperatures may not be [...]

By |2018-10-11T16:11:08-04:00October 5th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

“Fit” in some Fitness: Exercising while on Vacation

Exercise and vacation are two words unlikely to be used within the same sentence. When thinking about vacation, health and fitness may be the farthest from your mind. It’s always great to keep up healthy habits, but of course, it’s more than okay to take a break. When vacationing to a beach, Virginia Beach [...]

By |2018-09-27T14:43:12-04:00September 30th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments