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Very handy extension for adding events to your Google Calendar     Install:  Google Calendar (by Google)   This is an extension that runs in "Chrome" browser.  Directions for the extension: highlight and copy the highlighted name of the event, description (excess will be truncated), date, time, etc. Click on the Google Calendar (by Google) button on the tool bar, and 8 days will appear. Click on the " + " sign and a radio box will open up. Paste the copied text in the box, and save it  You will be taken to the "edit" option in your calendar.  Correct or fill in the information as needed and save it.                                                                 

Address Lookups   free lookup service for addresses and street data, everything ZIP Codes, business and professional information, federal resources and map and aerial views.

Tidewater Road Cams  Click an icon on the map, or choose a camera from the pulldown list below. To navigate, click, hold and drag the map; or use the zoom and pan control on the left.

Microsoft Live Traffic  - Get directions, view traffic, view businesses, explore map imagery, explore venue maps and explore map apps.  By Microsoft.

Google Maps  Get directions, view traffic, view businesses, explore map imagery, explore venue maps and explore map apps.  By Google.

Factory Tours USA - 564 tours and counting! This site celebrates American imagination and industry. What better way to appreciate those qualities than to visit and tour America at work. The information on this site is maintained by many people throughout the United States who enjoy visiting American industry.  Factory Tours USA.

Things To Do  Contains attractions from all 50 states, national parks, state histories, interesting facts, famous people, state symbols, and the state events calendars. In addition to this lodging is compared in terms of savings. There is much more including a spotlight on interesting places to visit.

  1. EventBrite  Browse 1000s of events. Or create your own events and sell tickets right here.  If you organize events — from book readings to rock concerts — you need Eventbrite. The slick and capable service lets you invite attendees, issue tickets, print badges, provide updates on your shindig and generally manage the process of getting people into the event in an efficient manner. And as long as you aren’t charging for admission, it’s all free. 
  2. Conferences  Conferences -showcasing over 100,000 conferences, conventions, trade shows, exhibits, expos and seminars.
  3. Tidewater Cams  Click an icon on the map, or choose a camera from the pulldown list below. To navigate, click, hold and drag the map; or use the zoom and pan controls on the left.


  1. Cams
  2. Virginia Traffic Cams "The only traffic cam directory that shows live Newport News and other Virginia traffic web cam displays full screen" 
  3. US Road Conditions  This site shows all 50 State Rd. conditions.


  1. Traffic
  2. My Traffic  Forget the grind. Take control of your commute with FREE, real-time traffic information for your daily drives. Have the pulse of the road at your fingertips, when and where you need it.
  3. Microsoft Live Traffic   Get directions, view traffic, view businesses, explore map imagery, explore venue maps and explore map apps.
  4. Google Maps  Get directions, view traffic, view businesses, explore map imagery, explore venue maps and explore map apps.  By Google.


Events and Things to Do

  1. Scout  Find things to do in our area.  Music events, festivals, historic places, etc. 
  2. Factory Tours  Factory Tours USA - 564 tours and counting! This site celebrates American imagination and industry. What better way to appreciate those qualities than to visit and tour America at work. The information on this site is maintained by many people throughout the United States who enjoy visiting American industry. They are a contributing member for Factory Tours USA.
  3. Things To Do  Contains attractions from all 50 states, national parks, state histories, interesting facts, famous people, state symbols, and the state events calendars. In addition to this lodging is compared in terms of savings. There is much more including a spotlight on interesting places to visit.
  4. Festivals  Welcome to festivals.com! Your local event and world festival calendar of events! Find a music festival, film festival or even a jazz festival! Create Your Free Listing on Festivals.com Now!
  5. Hampton Roads  To search: Select a date on the left or click on a "<" to select a week, refine your search on the right, then click "Go." Unless otherwise indicated all phone numbers are within the 757 area code. All events are subject to change.
  6. Roadside America  Trip Planning Caution: RoadsideAmerica.com offers maps, directions and tourist attraction details as a convenience to our users, providing all information as is. Attraction status, hours and prices can change without notice, so call ahead before driving 100 miles and ruining your day.
  7. Recreation  Recreation.gov helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
  8. Virginia Wesleyan    Events
  9. ODU  The Office of University Events plans and administers all major University events, conferences, and public functions as directed by the President of Old Dominion University.
  10. Norfolk State  Calendar of events
  11. Discover Our Town  comprehensive local city guides including travel information, area attractions, events, shopping and restaurant listings for towns across the United States
  12. Event Crazy  Search engine Finding fun things to do around the country.
  13. Free Attractions  Search our database for Free Attractions and Free Things to Do in all 50 United States and over 1,500 U.S. Cities.  Listings include Free Museums, Free Parks,  Free Concerts, Free Parades, Free Festivals, and Free Zoos.
  14. Upcoming - Yahoo   Upcoming is a community for discovering and sharing events. It can help you find stuff to do, discover what your friends are doing, or let you keep private events online for your own reference.  Using Upcoming is free, free, free
  15. Area Connect  Now Covering 3594 US Cities and Towns!  AreaConnect is committed to making the local city search easier for you. We offer you the ability to search multiple local yellow pages, white pages, local directories and a whole lot more - in thousands of US cities. We help you search faster by filling out most of the forms for you, and search smarter by collecting the search forms for you in a local home page.                                         
  16. Eventful.com  Eventful is a leading digital media company connecting consumers with entertainment, movies and local events. Over 20 million people rely on Eventful to find out what's happening and decide what to do; from movies, concerts and sports to family fun and nightlife. With a comprehensive movie showtimes section and over four million local events to choose from, Eventful provides the world's most comprehensive selection of local entertainment content. Eventful serves its users across multiple platforms including onlinemobile and email, all deliver highly personalized content to each user.
  17. Auctio ns    Find auctions anywhere
  18. Music Festivals    Finder is a site where you'll discover the latest details on more than 2500 music festivals in North America. Search by your favorite genre or use the find by feature to locate festivals by date, location or name. Search by performer is coming very soon.
  19. Square Dance Festivals   Square dance festivals in the United States and in Canada. Some links may not be updated so if you are interested in attending one of the festivals it would be a wise idea to call before you go.
  20. Tripit TripIt®, the leading mobile travel organizer from Concur®, makes it easy for millions of travelers to organize and share their trips. Simply forward confirmation emails from anywhere you book toplans@tripit.com and TripIt “automagically” creates one simple, smart itinerary to access on a smartphone, calendar, or anywhere online. For even greater peace of mind while traveling, TripIt Pro acts like a personal travel assistant that keeps travelers in the know regarding flight status, alternate flights, and more; tracks all frequent traveler points in one place; and monitors eligible flights for fare refunds. TripIt for Business is an easier way for companies to organize office travel; keep track of who’s traveling when and where, and whether travel dollars are being spent wisely.  YouTube Video
  21. RV Dealers  Repairs and accessories
  22. Free WiFi  Find free Wi-Fi hotspots in major cities and states throughout the United States. Click on a city or state below, or use the search above to find free WiFi hotspots anywhere. Also, you can try to use ourWiFi hotspot search.
  23. Car Rentals   Rent a car--many agencies available.
  24. Pet Friendly Places DogFriendly.com®  since 1998 has published world-wide pet travel guides for people with dogs of all sizes & breeds. City Guides show pet-friendly hotelsattractions such as tours, stores & historical sites, campgroundsparks & off-leash parksbeachespatio diningskiing and more. Also viewFREE listings , highway guides, our blog.
  25. Recreation.Gov  Travel gives you tools and experiences locally and across the world.  Events and tours are experiences you will take with you from these sites.
  26. Best Place to Live  Visit Bert Sperling’s personal web site to get an inside look behind his latest Best Places list and studies.
  27. States and Capitals  Visit Bert Sperling’s personal web site to get an inside look behind his latest Best Places list and studies.
  28. Address Lookups   free lookup service for addresses and street data, everything ZIP Codes, business and professional information, federal resources and map and aerial views.
  29. Where to eat out?  Legal Disclaimer: For entertainment purposes only. The presence of a dining establishment on the wheel in no way constitutes an endorsement of said establishment, This is particularly true of Der Weinerschnitzel. Spinning the wheel quickly may induce seizures or flashbacks. Ignore the advice of the wheel at your own peril. Avoid making sudden eye contact with the wheel. Do not taunt the wheel. The wheel knows where you live.
  30. Gorp for the USA    GORP.com: Comprehensive resource for adventure travel, outdoor sports and gear, national parks, and more.
  31. Campgrounds rvnetlinx  Our website history began a few years ago when we were looking for RV-specific information on the internet.  We spent countless hours on the web, looking at site after site, for information related to the RVing lifestyle.  We eventually did find it, but it was very sporadic; a little bit here, a little bit there.  We just couldn't find one site that was somewhat comprehensive for RV information.  So we decided to combine the best of what we've found and set up a site that would contain as comprehensive a list of RV-related links that we could get.  Thus, rvNetLinx was born!
  32. Mile by Mile RVing  This site is owned by Mile By Mile Media of British Columbia, Canada.We welcome your insights, comments, and feedback regarding this site.Campgrounds
  33. Campgrounds USA  Camping USA! is the Internet's oldest camping and campgrounds resource. We currently have over 15,000 campgrounds in our database and are adding more all the time!
  34. KOA Campgrounds  Click the state you're interested in below for quick access to a variety of state specific facts and other useful information!Hover over the state in order to see its abbreviation and capital city.
  35. Free Campgrounds  RVers have different camping needs at different times. Our mission is not to promote free places to spend a night at the expense of RV parks or public campgrounds. We acknowledge, however, that there are times when a free stay makes sense — when an RVer is too tired to go on, and/or there is no official campground nearby — or when a small town offers a complimentary stay in its city park. There are also many "boondocking" sites throughout the USA, often in the desert or in out-of-the-way area where RVers may stay for free. Some government agencies — the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management, to name two, still offer free camping in some areas they administer.
  36. Every Trail  EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geo-tagged user-generated travel content that’s changing the way millions of people share travel experiences and plan trips. EveryTrail makes it easy to share travel experiences, through interactive maps that include photos plotted along your trip route. EveryTrail is free and useful for a wide variety of trips - including road trips, sight seeing tours, sailing trips, hiking, cycling, flying, hang gliding, geocaching, skiing, kayaking trips and more. EveryTrail has trips from over 80 countries in all corners of the world.  The rich and vibrant EveryTrail community is a great place to connect with others who share similar interests in travel and outdoor activities. When planning your next trip, use EveryTrail to discover where to go and what to do in some of the best places on earth.      
  37. William and Mary Events    


Online Activities

I am not recommending these activities, however they may be of interest and have benefits to your travels.


  1. Free Trip Journal  Keep a journal of your trip.
  2. Free Online Diary   Keep a running diary of your trip.
  3. GetDropBox   File transfer.  Always be able to get  your files where ever you are. Two gigs free space
  4. Trapster   Keep track of speed traps by phone.  When you see a trap, report it by pressing a button on your phone, or calling a toll free number. Other user's phones will alert them as they approach the trap. Trapster learns the credibility of traps based on how many users agree. It also learns the credibility of each user, over time.
  5. Hospital finder  
  6. Note2email       "You're travelling, and need to send a quick email - but is it safe? If you're in an internet cafe, or other unsecure network, then there's no way to be sure that someone isn't logging usernames, passwords and whatever other confidential details you might enter. And that's why you need note2email. Enter the recipient's email address, title and message text, follow the other instructions, click Send It and the mail will be despatched. Your mail log-in details aren't at risk as you never enter them." (from Techradar.com)


Local Attractions and Events

Virginia 

Virginia Living 

Virginia is for Lovers 

Colleges

 TCC Activities and Events, 

Wesleyan,  Wesleyan Sports

Norfolk State Calendars  

ODU    Sports and Fitness ODU

William & Mary    William & Mary Sports

Convention Centers

Chesapeake Conference Center,

 Virginia Beach Convention Center

Ferguson Center

Roper Events,

Cities

Visit Cities (Set filter for categories on top of page)

Hampton Roads 


Virginia Beach City Page,         Virginia Beach Schools

Va Bch  Library,       Va Bch All Calendars

 Va Bch Preforming & Visual Arts            VBch Sports Complex

Va Bch Recreation Centers    Va Bch District Sports Calendar


Chesapeake,        Chesapeake School System

  Newport News Schools  

Other Great Sites

    VA Lovers,     EventfulYelp ,       

SevenVenue, VBbound.com,   

Hampton ArtsNow Playing,    Kids,

Ticket Master     Hampton Roads Tickets

Eventbrite  (EventBrite — Create an event!)

Scope-Chrysler-Hall

Tickets  (757) 664-6464

Calendar


V Bch Convention Center

Calendar


Virginia is for Lovers


Concerts in Hamptonroads


Ferguson Center for The Arts(757)594-7448


Ted Constants Center

Calendar

(757) 683-4444


Comedy Club

(757)-213-5555


Little Theater of Va. Bch

(757)-428-9233

Calendar

Mystery Dinner Playhouse

1-888-471-4802


Sandler Center of Va Bch

385-2787


Broadway at the (Town) Center

(757)-340-5446


IMax Va Bch

(757)-727-0900


Va Bch Sports and Lesiure

(757) 385-3111


Virginia Beach Events


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