Category Archives: Beyond Virginia

18 Historic and National Parks in Maryland (+ Visitor Info)

Piscataway Park

As one of the first states, Maryland is one of the most influential states in the United States, and you will find many national parks in Maryland detailing its vital history! The long history of Maryland, its influence in the US, and Maryland’s diverse landscapes allow the state to be home to numerous designated national […]

13 Extraordinary Weekend Getaways in West Virginia

The Greenbrier - Editorial credit- Mark Winfrey - Shutterstock.com

One of the best things about West Virginia is that it is a beautiful state that is small in size and very manageable. These are the best weekend getaways in West Virginia – places that can help you make the most of the Mountaineer State! West Virginia is rugged and captivating for nature lovers. It […]

20 Unforgettable Things to Do in Frederick, Maryland (& Nearby!)

Frederick, MD, USA - April 26, 2015: Covered bridge for foot traffic in Baker Park, in Frederick, Maryland.

I genuinely believe that Frederick is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. This is a guide of things to do in Frederick, MD – hopefully convincing you to take a trip there (and see exactly what I’m talking about)! Frederick has a small-town vibe. In fact, when I first went there, […]

11 Gorgeous Places to Experience Fall in Maryland

Swallow Falls State Park

Maryland is home to some of the most beautiful forests and parks on the eastern seaboard despite the state’s small size. These are some of the best places to experience fall in Maryland. Do you have any recommendations for the best spots for fall foliage in Maryland (or autumn activities)? Let us know in the […]

13 Best Things to do in Brevard NC (Including Waterfalls!)

Looking Glass Falls in the Pisgah National Forest

One of the most beautiful cities in North Carolina, in my opinion in Brevard. This is a guide to the best things to do in Brevard NC, the gateway to the stunning Pisgah National Forest. We are including a diverse array of attractions in Brevard… from natural spots (there are so many waterfalls in the […]

8 Fantastic Things to Do in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

The Country Inn Hotel at Berkeley Springs WV

One of the most underrated destinations in West Virginia is Berkeley Springs. This is a guide to the best things to do in Berkeley Springs, WV. When I was growing up, I remember passing through Berkeley Springs a couple of times a year to visit my grandparents in eastern Ohio from my hometown of Richmond. […]