Hi, I’m Marissa Hermanson Moomaw, and I’m new(ish) to Richmond, Va. After moving from Naples, Fla., to Boston to Boulder, Colo., to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I am dropping my anchor in the James River.
Since moving to Richmond a few years ago, I have felt the pull to go out and explore — and, that’s where this blog comes in handy. Through RVAnewbie I combine my innate wanderlust + learned journalism skills (some writing and amateur photography) to provide content on the Richmond area. Using the concept of hyper-local journalism, I capture what I see and do in RVA — everything from the city’s food scene to neighborhoods I’m digging. While this is a “hyper-local” travel blog, I occasionally post about places outside of Richmond that are within driving distance. Everyone loves a good day-trip or weekend getaway. cheers, marissa
Who am I?
I’m a journalist born and raised in Naples, Fla. I write food, travel, and lifestyle stories for a variety of publications. My stories have been published in Cosmopolitan, Delicious Living, Denver Post, Forbes Travel Guide, Hello Giggles, Paste, Plate Magazine, Ski, Southern Living, The Knot, among other newspapers and magazines. To learn more about my professional journalism background, visit marissahermanson.com.
But who am I really?
I’m a human-interest writer who loves animals, arts and crafts, cooking, food and wine, hiking, people-watching, skiing, traveling, and all things Scandinavian.
Why the heck did I create this blog?
RVAnewbie combines my love for travel with journalism. As someone who is constantly curious, this is a good way for me to satiate my wanderlust (in an affordable and controlled manner), while bettering my writing skills and filling my time with another hobby.
What kind of camera do I use?
A Canon Rebel T3i digital SLR camera with 18-55 mm IS II lens. And, my iPhone camera.
How can you get in touch with me?