Category Archives: Regions

15 Best Things to Do in Alexandria for First-Time Visitors

City Hall and Market Square in Old Town Alexandria Virginia

Alexandria is definitely one of the cities in Virginia that deserves the tourism it receives. This is a guide of things to do in Alexandria, VA for first-time visitors to the Northern Virginia city.  If you have your own tips- please drop them in the comments! Where is Alexandria, VA? Alexandria is located in Northern […]

15 Best Day Trips from Richmond (Nature, Cities, & History)

Best day trips from Richmond VA

Are you looking for the best day trips from Richmond, VA? This guide details the best Richmond day trips that are in close proximity to Virginia’s capital city.  It also tells the distance from Richmond and things to do in each place. Richmond Day Trips While there are plenty of things to do in Richmond […]

12 Interesting & Diverse Things to Do in Winchester, VA

Winchester, Virginia is a city in the northern part of the state that is often overlooked as a weekend getaway unless you have a reason to stop on by. This is a guide of things to do in Winchester… and proof that it is just not a pit-stop on a road trip, but a pretty […]

9 Best Trails for Hiking Near and In Richmond (All Levels)

Hikes in Richmond VA

Virginia’s capital city of Richmond is located in a very strategic and optimal place to take advantage of some of the state’s best nature.  This is a guide for where to go hiking near Richmond.  There are many hikes in Richmond that are perfect for all levels of fitness and desires. We are detailing the […]

10 Best Trails for Hiking Near and In Charlottesville (All Levels)

Appalachian Trail Virginia hiking near Charlottesville : Best hiking near Charlottesville

The historic city of Charlottesville, Virginia is often associated with the University of Virginia and once being the home of Thomas Jefferson.  However, this Virginia city is the perfect place to get outdoors and soak in the fresh air.  One of the most popular activities for active travelers is to go on an adventure hiking […]

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 […]