It’s Motivation Monday! I do not have kids, but I have tons of friends who do. D.C. is a hot spot for school trips, family “edu-vacations,” and young families who move to the area for jobs. As a result, there are tons of things for kids to do! If you’re planning a trip to D.C.… Continue reading Kid Friendly D.C.
Whether it’s a weekend getaway, a whirl-wind trip to visit friends in the area, or a quick trip because you found a deal on a flight, you can see a lot of DC in just three days! You want to see the monuments, the documents, the museums! You want to eat the food and catch a… Continue reading 3 Days in DC
It’s the Fourth of July, and in the United States of America, it’s the day we celebrate our independence! I love history almost as much as I love travel, and early American history is my favorite! If you’re looking for a great time to visit the USA, or if you live in the States and… Continue reading Independence Day, USA
It’s everyone’s favorite… What I Ate Wednesday! Today we’re traveling back in time to beautiful Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Plan you visit now and YOU could eat the same food Thomas Jefferson ate a a young lad at William & Mary! But first, let’s get dressed: Colonists only had so many sets of clothes, and washing… Continue reading What I Ate in Williamsburg
Spring is springing early, and it’s a beautiful time to be in Washington, DC! It’s also the most popular tourism time because of the many many MANY school trips that happen between March and June each year. So if you find yourself planning a trip to DC this spring (or tagging along with your kid!), here… Continue reading Spring in DC
It’s Travel Tip Tuesday! And it’s my birthday! So today I’m highlighting my most favorite city in the world, the city I chose to live in for four beautiful years, Alexandria, Virginia. If you love fantastic food, beautiful views, farmers’ markets, or romance, Alexandria might be the place for you! Here’s a quick list of… Continue reading 5 of My Favorite Things: Alexandria, VA
Originally published on 18 August 2012. And now we’re on day two! First up: FREE fancy breakfast! The deal I got on the hotel included two food vouchers, so that took care of both Alexis and me, both mornings. We are lucky ladies! So, fuel intake: check! Comfy shoes and tank tops (it was HOT!):… Continue reading Playin’ in the Pillory; Sittin’ in the Stocks
Originally published on 18 August 2012. After lunch at Kings Arms Tavern, Alexis and I went to the Capitol building for their tour. The building is a reconstruction, but it’s sitting on the original foundation. In this very building, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act, which was a huge source of scandal, since going against… Continue reading Time to Colonize!
Happy Independence Day! Or as some might call it, Treason Day! In honor of July 4th, here’s a Monday Throwback to my first visit to Williamsburg, VA, the Colonial Capitol! Originally published on 17 August 2012. Good day to you! In an effort to visit the major Colonial sites around the former British colonies, my… Continue reading Wenches of Williamsburg
Originally published on 2 June 2012. Val and I got into a bit of a situation on our Appalachian hike today… Not only did we see two bears, the mama bear charged us! And we’ve lived to tell the tale! It all started when we decided to go hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains today. We were excited… Continue reading Bear Sighting!