A Weekend Getaway to Colonial Beach, Virginia

Colonial Beach, Virginia is a place I hold dear to my heart. My family and I have traveled there at least once a summer for several years, and it’s become one of my favorite places to visit. In the time we’ve been making our way to the town, I’ve come to explore more and more of what Colonial Beach has to offer as a destination and also see the town emerge into its own as an ideal seaside getaway.

Here’s what my family and I did and saw on a recent visit.

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A First Timers’ Visit to San Diego

While my time in San Diego – my first time ever to California – was brief, I wanted to make the most of it. Fortunately, with two travel blogger friends who have both covered San Diego (shout out to The Voyageer and Lavender Vines!), I was able to whittle down a list for my first timers’ visit to San Diego. Here’s what I did and saw. Continue reading “A First Timers’ Visit to San Diego”

Spiced Up and Chilled Out at Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery

Tucked down a gravel road in King George’s County, Virginia is Oak Crest Vineyard and Winery. The winery was a delightful place to stop by recently as I continue to explore the Northern Neck region of the state, and make my way through the wineries that comprise the Chesapeake Bay Wine Trail (a girl’s gotta have goals, right?). Continue reading “Spiced Up and Chilled Out at Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery”

Noelle’s Monthly Recap: August 2017

August was a busy month spread out with travel along both the east coast and west coast of the United States. This month was also my first ever visit to California, marking my 25th state visited and meaning I’ve seen 50% of the United States, which is a fun milestone to get to. Otherwise August was all about soaking up the last days of summer with lots of time outside and by the water. Here’s what I got into in August 2017. Continue reading “Noelle’s Monthly Recap: August 2017”

Twin Oaks Tavern Winery: A Mountaintop Haven in Bluemont, Virginia

Set in an idyllic mountaintop setting in Virginia’s prominent Loudoun County wine region, Twin Oaks Tavern Winery delights with high quality wines, a riveting history, and the backdrop of the Shenandoah Valley in the distance.

I recently met with winery owner Donna Evers to tour the property and taste their wines – here’s how it went. Continue reading “Twin Oaks Tavern Winery: A Mountaintop Haven in Bluemont, Virginia”