Category: Kira’s Korner

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Wicked Fun At Great Wolf Lodge New England

As a Ask-A-Mom panelist for Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg, I had the pleasure of attending the media preview/grand opening of Great Wolf Lodge New England. We spent 4 days and 3 nights at the lodge and had an awesome time! We arrived Wednesday more »

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PrepareAThon Party Preps Hampton Roads For Hurricane Season


What more appropriate way to kick off the official start of the hurricane season than by a PrepareAThon Party?  On Sunday, June 1, Dave & Buster’s Virginia Beach hosted Coastal Virginia’s Hurricane PrepareAThon Party, organized by Mrs. Virginia International 2014, more »

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[Review] London Rocks Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Photo by Kira Riley

On May 16, I had the opportunity to attend Media Day and see the first technical dress rehearsal of London Rocks™ at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I have been anticipating the first public showing of London Rocks™ since our Hard Hat Media Tour last month. more »

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Uber Launches In Hampton Roads

I was invited to attend the launch party for Uber in Hampton Roads at Waterman’s  Surfside Grille in Virginia Beach. Uber is described as an affordable ride service that is a faster and cheaper option to get around town. UberX (their low-cost option) more »

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Review: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS

LEGENDS at Hampton Coliseum. Photo by Kira Riley


After much anticipation, we were excited to finally see LEGENDS at Hampton Coliseum on April 16. Unfortunately, there was no animal open house for our show this year, so we headed straight inside to enjoy the all access pre-show. As always, it more »

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I’m A Thrill Chaser

I was waiting for the social announcement – but now that I am starting to attend events as a Thrill Chaser™ – I will  officially let the cat out of the bag.  I was chosen as one of the 2014 Busch Gardens®Williamsburg and more »

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London Rocks Hard Hat Media Tour

Not only did I have the pleasure of attending the Colossal Curl Hard Hat Media Tour, I was also able to tour more »

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Colossal Curl Hard Hat Media Tour


As a 2014 Busch Gardens® Williamsburg & Water Country USA® Ambassador Blogger (The Thrill Chasers™),  I had the pleasure of attending the Colossal Curl Hard Hat Media Tour this past Tuesday.  We were able to hear from the masterminds behind this new massive undertaking, more »

Easter 2014

What Resurrection Means To Me


2 Corinthians 5:15 New King James Version (NKJV)

15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

John 3:16 New King James Version (NKJV)

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His more »

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Be Thankful For The Small Things

As I sit here, I am reflecting on all that I have been through the past few months. I started off the first quarter of the year sick and in/out of the emergency room, urgent care and doctor’s office. Not exactly how I wanted to bring in 2014. As I have come out on the more »