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Shenandoah Caverns Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

A natural attraction millions of years in the making celebrates its centennial. One hundred years is a long time for any attraction, but this one’s history goes way, way back—millions of years, in fact. At its centennial, through the careful guardianship of just three families, Shenandoah Caverns remains a timeless treasure of the Virginia’s Shenandoah […]

Top Five Things To Do In Iceland

I’ve sent many clients over the years, but I finally got the chance to see it a few years ago! We traveled in spring 2019 and explored the natural beauty of this little island gem. I worked with a travel supplier who specializes in Iceland. This expert help me create an itinerary that was exciting […]

Exploring the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Visit, and even stay in, Frank Lloyd Wright houses within driving distance of Northern Virginia. I lived in Northern Virginia for years before I realized that there was a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Alexandria that was open to the public—the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey house. Having visited a number of his other houses, I had […]

St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

After a year of “family togetherness” we decided our first trip since February 2020 would be even more family togetherness on a catamaran trip to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. That’s right, after spending 365+ days together during Covid, we opted to spend our vacation on a 58-foot boat! Opting for a family […]

A Trail of Toleration

Explore the route of religious freedom on this National Scenic Byway No matter how long you’ve lived in the DMV area, I’ll bet you have neither heard or nor traveled Maryland’s Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway. I discovered it as part of my “what’s in your own backyard” explorations and, being a history buff, was […]

Explore the Middleburg AVA

Just 50 miles outside of our nation’s Capital is one of Virginia’s fastest-growing appellations, the Middleburg American Viticultural Area (AVA). But how much do you really know about this AVA and its history? The AVA Inception In 2006, Rachel E. Martin, then-executive vice president of Boxwood Estate Winery, began the process to establish the Middleburg […]

Field & Main Backyard Cabanas: Doable Distance Dining

September 1 marks a big milestone. The celebrated Field & Main restaurant in quaint nearby Marshall, Virginia turns four years old. Owners Neil and Star Wavra have brought forth their considerable combined experience and have continued to hone every aspect of their creation of a rustic-chic casual fine-dining establishment nestled in a newly renovated authentic […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

As we spend more time at home and in our yards, we have learned that the simple pleasures of nature. The slowly changing seasons have provided many of us with strength and joy. Watching the new buds on the trees, the emergence of daffodils and then peonies, visits from butterflies and then dragon flies, have […]