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During winter’s cold, dark nights, my thoughts turn to beaches and palm trees. But when I travel, I like visiting places with culture, history and memorable food too. That’s why I selected St. Augustine, Florida for my winter getaway. St. Augustine is located on Florida’s northeast coast, under an hour south of Jacksonville. The spirited […]

The Epitome of Rustic Elegance The exquisite Glen Gordon Manor, reminiscent of a French Provincial estate, will transport you to another realm the moment you roll up the gravel drive. Encompassing 45 acres of rolling countryside near Shenandoah National Park in Rappahannock County, this is a place where your spirit can truly soar. Tracing its […]

The Ultimate Hunt Country Getaway The Black Horse Inn is—in a word—exquisite. A mere 40 miles from Tysons, The Black Horse Inn rests comfortably in the rolling, bucolic Virginia Hunt Country near Old Town Warrenton—a mecca for horse lovers—where the Warrenton Hunt was established in 1883 and the first running of the Gold Cup took […]

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 […]