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18 D.C. Dates for Any Budget

Is it time for date night? Are you in D.C. for a weekend getaway with your loved one? Here are my top 10 date night picks for every budget in Washington, D.C.! 10. Bike the Mount Vernon Trail (FREE with your own bike; Price varies with bike rentals from Georgetown or Alexandria’s Old Town) Are… Continue reading 18 D.C. Dates for Any Budget


Staying at Williamsburg’s Brick House Tavern

It’s Museum Monday in the best kind of way! A while back I had the pleasure of staying at the Brick House Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg–I literally stayed inside a living museum! It’s one of Colonial Williamsburg’s “Colonial Houses” properties, and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! There were some unexpected perks of… Continue reading Staying at Williamsburg’s Brick House Tavern


FREE Things to Do in Colonial Williamsburg

This Faraway Friday is also… Freebie Friday! All travelers have to make sacrifices–time, sleep, and most notably money. On my most recent trip to Williamsburg, Virginia, I didn’t have time to really make the full admission price worthwhile. I did, however, have enough time to enjoy Colonial Williamsburg and have some fun in this historic city!… Continue reading FREE Things to Do in Colonial Williamsburg


Where to Shop in Colonial Williamsburg

Hello, my readers! It’s the Christmas season, and for many that means it is shopping season! On a recent trip to Williamsburg, VA, I took the opportunity to marvel at their Christmas decorations and stop into all their Colonial-era shops! Shops are open daily 10:00am-5:00pm, except Tarpley, Thompson, and Company, which is open from 10:00am-7:00pm.… Continue reading Where to Shop in Colonial Williamsburg


Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg

It’s Faraway Friday! This week it’s all about Christmas in Williamsburg. Their decorations are up now in preparation for Sunday night’s Grand Illumination (the first Sunday in December), and on my recent trip down that way, I couldn’t help but marvel at the artistry and talent it takes to make all those decorations, and all… Continue reading Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg


What to Know Before You Visit Williamsburg

It’s Throwback Thursday, and this week we are throwing it way back to Colonial America! You may have already figured out I love history, but I know some people aren’t so sure about history. So in an effort to help you feel more prepared and comfortable about your journey into the past, here are a few… Continue reading What to Know Before You Visit Williamsburg

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Arlington National Cemetery: A Guide

This weekend, Americans will be taking time to remember those who fought for our freedoms. We will remember those who died for it and those who lived to tell unspeakable accounts of what they did, saw, and survived so their fellow Americans and America’s allies could secure and preserve freedom. There is no place I’ve… Continue reading Arlington National Cemetery: A Guide


1 Day in Williamsburg

It’s a very special Throwback Thursday–all the way back to the 18th century! Recently I had just one day to spend in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, and though I’d been before, I wanted to make the most of my time there. Here is a quick itinerary for your own visit if you want to make the… Continue reading 1 Day in Williamsburg


10 Reasons to Visit Williamsburg

It’s Faraway Friday! This week we are not only going some place incredible, we’re sort of going back in time! Here are 10 reasons you should put a visit to Colonial Williamsburg on your list! 10. Shop Like a Colonist Clothes, food, housewares, you can get it all in Colonial Williamsburg! While you won’t be… Continue reading 10 Reasons to Visit Williamsburg

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1 Week in D.C.

Lucky you–you get to spend a whole week in D.C.! Many people who come to town are only here for a business trip (with little time for sightseeing) or a quick two- or three-day visit after full day of riding in a charter bus (often on an 8th grade trip), but if you’re here for… Continue reading 1 Week in D.C.