One of the best trends in recent years has been the uptick in craft breweries, particularly in the Northern Virginia area. New breweries have popped up that are kindling a love for fine craft brewing. Mustang Sally, one of these breweries, opened its doors in Chantilly in 2016. I was fortunate enough to be invited by owner Sean Hunt to tour the brewery, taste some beers, and sit down with Sean to understand what fueled the passion behind opening his own business. Continue reading “Ride, Sally, Ride!”
As someone who became a camping aficionado as an adult, exploring various campsites has been one of the most enjoyable parts of this outdoor activity – from beach front sites, to adjacent to a river, we’ve covered a few. So when I found out about Jellystone Park camp-resorts, I knew that I had to take a look.
Colonial Beach, one of my all time favorite small towns, is a Virginia gem – and is not very well known, even among Virginians. The town resides along the Potomac River and boasts a beach, boardwalk with shops, waterfront restaurants with live music, cafes, a newly opened brewery, and two wineries. Continue reading “A Photo Essay of a Coastal Gem: Colonial Beach, Virginia”
Finding a hotel in New York City can be a difficult task – ‘affordability’ takes on a new meaning in the city, and also ensuring that where you stay is clean and centrally located adds to the challenge. Continue reading “Staying at the Pod 51 Hotel in New York City”
Maine, with the state motto Vacationland, had been on my New England bucket list for as long as I can remember. Rugged coastlines dotted with lighthouses, quaint beach towns, and fresh-from-the-sea lobster were what attracted me to this northeastern most state. Maine did prove to be a lot of what I imagined, but it threw in a few surprises along the way. So, here are my tips for a visit to Maine.