Category Archives: Plan Your Trip

20 Best Day Trips from Washington DC (+ Travel Tips)

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

Are you looking for the best day trips from Washington DC? This is a list of the obvious Washington DC day trips mixed with a few unexpected choices.  We have picked a variety of day trips from DC that cater to different types of travelers like historians, family travelers, and more! There are also a […]

10 Best Easy Hikes in Shenandoah National Park (+ Map!)

Limberlost Trail in Shenandoah National Park 2

Are you a beginner hiker or traveling with kids to Shenandoah? These easy hikes in Shenandoah National Park are perfect for your trip! In total, Shenandoah National Park has 236 trails and they range from easy day hikes to difficult overnighters.  In fact, a large portion of the Appalachian Trail passes through Virginia and Shenandoah […]

11 Places to Find the Prettiest Fall Foliage in Virginia

The Priest Wilderness

One thing I repeatedly miss not being in Virginia during fall are the colors. This guide showcases some of my favorite places for beautiful fall foliage in Virginia.  Many places on this list are the usual suspects as I have written this for those that may be visiting from out of state. But, there are […]

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 […]

10 Colorful (and Fun!) Things to Do in Virginia in Spring

Monticello in spring in Virginia

The arrival of spring have you amped up for some new activities and nature? These are the best things to do in Virginia in spring! Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit Virginia (pending you don’t have extreme allergies), and there are several things to do for kids, adults, families, […]