Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail Oyster Crawl: You Can’t Beat the Bivalve
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There’s something about pairing a young, acidic white wine with a briny oyster that has always been irresistible to me. … Read More

1 Day in Charlottesville, Virginia: a Walk in Jefferson’s Footsteps
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Virginia and US history often go hand in hand. Eight of America’s presidents were born in the state, as were … Read More

20 Things to Do in Richmond, Virginia
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There’s a lot to love about Richmond, Virginia. We have regularly been making the journey between Washington, DC and Richmond … Read More

Fall Foliage in Virginia: The Best Places for Peak Foliage
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Growing up in New England, I absolutely loved autumn. I would wake up on weekend mornings, when the sun would … Read More

The Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina
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William Byrd called it, “a vast Body of mire and nastiness.” George Washington declared it a, “glorious paradise.” Adam and … Read More

25 Things to See in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia
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Of all the cities I have visited in the United States, Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is my favorite. My connection … Read More

Christmas in Washington, DC: Holiday Traditions and Festivities
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The holiday season is a truly magical time. From the hustle and bustle of shoppers searching for the perfect gifts … Read More

Virginia Beach and the Tidewater Region: 15 Things to See
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Since moving to Virginia in 2004, I have spent many weekends in the Virginia Beach area exploring the southeastern part … Read More

Make Mine Virginia Wine: Wineries to Visit in the Old Dominion
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Winery visits seem to weave their way into almost every trip we take, but some of our favorites are in … Read More

7 American Civil War Battlefields Near Washington, DC
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Stephanie and I have always had an interest in history. Although we both grew up in different parts of the … Read More