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 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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Locals’ Favorite San Diego Neighborhoods

San Diego is a city made up of a patchwork of neighborhoods. Many visitors stick to out the downtown Gaslamp quarter and to the beaches, but in doing that they miss some true gems. If you head to any of my favorite neighborhoods, you will be sure to find a ton of locals who can steer you towards great food, drink, and shopping. Continue reading “Locals’ Favorite San Diego Neighborhoods”

A Paddle Board Adventure on Kent Island, Maryland

As a lover of all things water, it was far overdue that I try paddle boarding – but the truth is, the idea of it made me a bit nervous. Was it something that was actually harder than it looked? Would I make a fool of myself?

Wanting to overcome this, I reached out to the fine folks at Dragonfly Paddle and Fitness based on Kent Island, Maryland for a beginner’s lesson, and they obliged – here’s how it went. Continue reading “A Paddle Board Adventure on Kent Island, Maryland”

Hidden Caves and Petroglyphs: Grimes Point in Fallon, Nevada

Grimes Point, an hour east of Reno in the small town of Fallon, Nevada is an area that is a step back in time to the days when hunter gatherer Native Americans lived off the land. Hidden caves and petroglyphs dominate in this fascinating historical site, with the desert backdrop only adding to the intrigue. Continue reading “Hidden Caves and Petroglyphs: Grimes Point in Fallon, Nevada”