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”

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Rowdy in River City: A Richmond Brewery Tour

In recent years, the explosion of craft breweries in Virginia has been hard to ignore – the current rate of openings is one per month. Richmond, Virginia’s capital city and a thriving, revitalized destination, has been no exception to this trend.

This past weekend I was able to join in on a tour run by Richmond Brewery Tours exploring a mix of established and up-and-coming breweries. Here’s how my brew-tastic experience went. Continue reading “Rowdy in River City: A Richmond Brewery Tour”

Ride, Sally, Ride!

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!”

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, Virginia

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.

Continue reading “Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Luray, Virginia”

A Photo Essay of a Coastal Gem: Colonial Beach, Virginia

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”