A Stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia

Great Wolf Lodge is a destination in and of itself. Known for its massive water parks, their aim is to be a vacation destination that the whole family will enjoy. I recently stayed at Great Wolf Lodge for my son’s birthday, and wanted to share our experience.

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Exploring Venice Beach, California

With just a few short hours to explore Los Angeles before my flight back to the east coast, I had to decide where in the city – preferably not too far from the airport – to head to get a taste of the town. Having heard about Venice Beach’s bohemian spirit and boardwalk, I decided to head there. Continue reading “Exploring Venice Beach, California”

A Living Ghost Town: Randsburg, California

Finding a good old western town isn’t always easy – while some can be a bit cheesy and too kept up, others may not offer much to look at. Randsburg, California, however,Β comes in perfectly between – the town is still a “living” town (population: 69), but remnants of the past have been maintained just enough that you truly do feel echoes of the 1890s California Gold Rush.Β  Continue reading “A Living Ghost Town: Randsburg, California”

Noelle’s Monthly Recap: September 2017

My Septembers are usually full of American football, but this month they were full of something different… wine! This month marked collaborations with two wineries in Virginia, meaning that I had a lot of weekends closer to home exploring the countryside – and wine scene. That was fine by me though as two of my busiest months of travel this year is are coming up next – look to see where I’m heading in October at the end of this post. All in all fall is getting off to a great start and I’m enjoying the changing colors of the season. Continue reading “Noelle’s Monthly Recap: September 2017”

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 VirginiaΒ – 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”