TRAVEL

I’ve dreamed of visiting New Orleans for as long as I can remember. The city’s iconic dishes are arguably America’s most important cultural cuisine. Food like jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, beignets, dirty rice, po’boys and chicory coffee are what makes this Louisiana city mythical in my mind. They held so much meaning for me, that […]

Is there anything more delightful than biting into an apple picked fresh from the tree? Crisp and juicy, tart or sweet, apples are one of the joys of the fall season. Luckily for us, we’re near the heart of apple country in Virginia, surrounded by pick-your-own orchards. Fun at the Farms Apple picking season is […]

Summer sun, family fun, and lazy days of summer. Check out arts, crafts, music and more at these festivals that are perfect for the day or a weekend getaway.  Art Festivals Maryland July 8 Silver Spring Arts & Crafts Summer Fair 2 – 8pm Silver Spring Free entertainment, music, and family fun at Veterans Plaza. […]

Delaware Firefly Music Festival June 14–17 Dover Three days of amazing fun for music lovers of all ages at The Woodlands International Speedway. Campsites available. For details, ticket prices, and more details visit fireflyfestival.com. District of Columbia Giant National Capital BBQ Battle June 23-24 11 AM – 9 PM Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM […]

Travel to Pennsylvania’s Maple Festivals There’s nothing like the sweet, sticky, amber-colored goodness of pure maple syrup over a steaming stack of pancakes. Especially in late February and March, when maple syrup harvests take place in our region. When you think of maple, you most likely envision Vermont or Canada. But did you know that […]

Experience a good old-fashioned family vacation at West Virginia’s Capon Springs & Farms’ all-inclusive resort. Remember the scene in the movie Brigadoon where the “blessed village rises out of the mists every hundred years for only a day?” That’s how I felt after ascending the winding road into the West Virginia mountains and entering Capon […]

Visit Winchester for a true hometown holiday Winchester offers a very traditional take for the holidays, especially on its downtown walking mall where lampposts are wrapped in garlands, the aroma of roasting chestnuts fill the air, horse-drawn carriages clip clop through the streets, and carolers tickle the ear with holiday favorites. Historic Old Town Winchester […]