Category Archives: Plan Your Trip

10 Exciting Things to Do in North Carolina in Spring (+ Tips)

Mingus Mill - Things to do in North Carolina in spring

There is something truly special about visiting North Carolina in spring. This guide details all the cool things to do in NC in spring! One of my favorite places to visit during spring was always North Carolina.  My southern neighbor always moved into the season at around the same time, but the state just seemed […]

12 Breathtaking Places to Enjoy Fall in North Carolina

Grandfather Mountain

North Carolina is one of the most beautiful states in the USA, hands down. These are some of the best places to experience fall in North Carolina! What are your favorite places for fall foliage in North Carolina? Let us know the best cities, towns, parks, and attractions that are amazing for NC leaf-peeping opportunities […]

How to Visit the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia (Tips + Facts)

How to Visit the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia (Tips + Facts)

For years, I put the Great Dismal Swamp in Virginia at the top of my home state travel list. I never knew why I had such a desire to visit but perhaps that region of Virginia was so unexplored by me and I knew my state like the back of my hand when it came […]

23 Best Things to Do in Annapolis, MD (+ Nearby Attractions!)

Historic Annapolis Maryland

Don’t forget to add Annapolis, the charming capital of Maryland, to your travel bucket list. There are many things to do in Annapolis that will make you fall in love with the city! Although you might think of beaches and overflowing DC traffic when you think of Maryland (sorry… I think the same of Northern […]

12 Best Waterfall Hikes in Virginia That Are Worth Your Time

Crabtree Falls lower section Virginia waterfall

Virginia may not be renowned for its waterfalls, but they definitely do exist and they are in various parts of the state.  This guide shows the best waterfall hikes in Virginia that you’ll want to add to your bucket list. If you have a favorite Virginia waterfall hike that was left off this list, please […]

10 Best Things to Do in Chincoteague for First-Timers (+ Map)

Assateague Horse or Chincoteague Ponies - what to do in Chincoteague

Is Chincoteague on the top of your Virginia bucket list? If so, here are the best things to do in Chincoteague for first-time visitors! Chincoteague, Virginia was a place that I became familiar with almost immediately after moving to Virginia as a child. I partially blame my school’s librarian for introducing me to ‘Misty of […]