Category Archives: Beyond Virginia

10 Best Hikes near Charlotte, NC for All Levels (+ Map!)

Hiking trails near Charlotte North Carolina

I sometimes forget about how much nature surrounds Charlotte and how it is the perfect base for nature opportunities. These are the best hikes near Charlotte NC for all skill levels. I grew up in an area of the United States (Richmond, VA) where mountains were not my backyard and I always envied those that […]

20 Best Things to Do in Ocean City MD (+ Attractions Nearby!)

Ocean City in summer - Eliyahu Yosef Parypa - Shutterstock.com

When most people think of Maryland, they often think of Ocean City, the world-famous resort town on the Atlantic! This is a guide of the best things to do in Ocean City MD (for first-time visitors)! Located between the Isle of Wright Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Ocean City boasts a boardwalk full of attractions, […]

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 to 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, […]