Embracing My State: Virginia is for Lovers

While we often think of travel as going to foreign and exotic places, moving back to my home state of Virginia – whose motto is “Virginia is for Lovers” – earlier this year has made me realize that there’s a lot in my own backyard I haven’t explored. Continue reading “Embracing My State: Virginia is for Lovers”

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A Photo Diary of the Beauty of England

Even though I don’t live in England anymore, with a trip across the pond coming up next month, I find myself reminiscing on the beauty that abounds in the country. And, as most English people will tell you – “There’s more to England than London”. So, here are twelve photos that encapsulate what the country outside of London is all about. Continue reading “A Photo Diary of the Beauty of England”

A Taste of Argentina at Bogati Winery in Round Hill, Virginia

Right off Virginia’s Route 7 in Loudoun County, Virginia sits the former High Hill Market Place. The building, built in 1948 as an apple-picking and cold-storage facility for Hill High Orchard, has been reimagined in recent years as Bogati Winery.

I visited recently on a warm September day to taste Bogati’s wines and enjoy lunch on the winery’s property. Continue reading “A Taste of Argentina at Bogati Winery in Round Hill, Virginia”

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.

Continue reading “A Weekend Getaway to Colonial Beach, Virginia”

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”