Category Archives: Beyond Virginia

Christmas in Tennessee: Where to Go, Events, & Things to Do

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Christmas is one of the best times of the year to explore new towns and enjoy the magical spirit all around. For this holiday season, consider spending Christmas in Tennessee! Although it might not have been the first place on your list, Tennessee should not be overlooked as you’ll find many things to do if […]

12 Mesmerizing Waterfalls in West Virginia (+ Map!)

Brush Creek Falls

West Virginia truly is wild, living up to its state motto. These are some of the best waterfalls in West Virginia (and some details about each). I constantly rave about how underrated the state of West Virginia is on this site and it truly has some of the most magical nature east of the Mississippi. […]

9 Diverse and Delicious Things to do in Hickory, NC

Things to do in Hickory NC

Hickory is a city located northwest of Charlotte and is a place with quite a bit to offer! This is a guide of the best things to do in Hickory NC for first-time visitors. With around 40,000 people living in Hickory, the city has museums, coffee shops, restaurants, and a lot more to attract visitors […]

15 Best Small Towns in Maryland for a Weekend Escape

Small towns in Maryland

You will find a plethora of amazing destinations in Maryland and one thing the state does well are small towns! These are the best small towns in Maryland to visit this year. We selected Maryland small towns that span the state – from coastal villages and towns to ones nestled in the forests… and beyond! […]

12 Fantastic Weekend Trips from Charlotte, North Carolina

Bald River Falls in Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee

Are you looking for the best weekend trips from Charlotte, North Carolina? This guide has you covered! There are so many amazing places to visit near Charlotte, whether they be in North Carolina or somewhere outside of the state in Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, or South Carolina. Some of the weekend getaways from Charlotte are obvious […]

20 Best Things to Do in Jacksonville NC (+ Nearby Attractions!)

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One of the most underrated places to visit in North Carolina is the city of Jacksonville. These are the best things to do in Jacksonville NC – from historical attractions to delicious coffee shops and beyond! Jacksonville is often a familiar name as it is the home of Camp Lejeune, the largest Marine base on […]