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 I called it the perfect place for a weekend trip. That’s how we wound up spending a day … Read More

Destination Guide: 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 to Old Town formed when I first moved to the Washington, DC area after college; my first “real” … 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 to the bright lights and classic music, Adam and I absolutely love this time of year. We have … Read More

Destination Guide: Virginia Beach and the Tidewater Region
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Since moving to Virginia in 2004, I have spent many weekends in the Virginia Beach area exploring the southeastern part of the state. The region is also known as “the tidewater,” a term that refers to the Hampton … 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 our own backyard. We live in the outskirts of Virginia wine country, which means when we aren’t on … 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 United States, one of the things we love most about living in the Washington, DC area is that … Read More