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A Weekend Getaway | Charlottesville Edition

My husband and I are big fans of Charlottesville, Virginia. Only a 2 1/2 hour drive from the D.C. suburbs, Charlottesville is not only home to the University of Virginia but is also a charming town that is central to countless wineries. And we know wineries always make for a good getaway. This college town […] Read more…

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An Ode to Old Town Alexandria

I could ‘ode’ all day to places around Virginia. This state, whose northern part is often looped into “the metro D.C. area,” is unique and beautiful. Maybe I’m only able to appreciate it because I didn’t grow up here. My friend Aubrey and I trekked around the upper part of Old Town Alexandria this past weekend. […] Read more…