Category: getaways

Golden Isles of the Georgia Coast

Seafood, beaches and history are on the menu on these quiet islands on the Georgia coast Many Americans are traveling domestically but are looking for lesser known, nature-focused vacations. The Golden Isles check all those boxes. Georgia’s Golden Isles are located on the Atlantic coast, just south of Savannah and north of Jacksonville, Florida. The…

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Summer Getaways in Coastal Virginia

Jamestown, Virginia Kingsmill Resort is a four season, AAA Diamond hotel in historic Jamestown, scene of the first English settlement in 1607. What makes Kingsmill an ideal place to visit in in any season is its scenic location overlooking the James River. The resort offers the plethora of recreational activities, such as indoor and outdoor pools,…

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Washington DC Vacation Plans

Stay in Washington’s Penn Quarter Neighborhood for your next DC Getaway. When you check into the stunning Conrad Washington DC in the vibrant Penn Quarter neighborhood, you’ll be astonished by the eclectic design elements from the soaring atrium to the apres ski-style terrace overlooking the city. What I love are the guest rooms with floor to ceiling…

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Four American Castles Fit for a Queen

If you missed Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, you can still tour impressive castles on this side of the pond.  The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC Few real castles rival the regal mansion built by George and Edith Vanderbilt in Asheville. Constructed against a backdrop of Blue Ridge Mountains, the design was inspired by two Renaissance chateaux…

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Here are 10 Free Things to Do in Washington DC Right Now

On a mission to make the arts accessible to all, shows on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage are absolutely free. Experience a variety of genres – everything from opera, dance, children’s choirs, comedy shows, poetry readings, to a classical quartet at these daily 6 pm. performances. No reservations or tickets are required. Proof of full vaccination against…

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Fall Road Trip: Baltimore County

Towson and surrounding Baltimore County are an interesting dichotomy. Within Interstate 695, otherwise known as “the Baltimore Beltway,” is downtown Towson—a modern community around which several colleges are clustered. Just one mile away, on the other side of Baltimore’s Beltway, there are miles of country roads, stands of pine forests, and estates known for raising…

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Journey to the Water’s Edge—Talbot County and the Eastern Shore of Maryland

This spring, plan your escape to Michener’s Chesapeake with a weekend in Talbot County, Maryland. One iconic town in this gorgeous county is my personal favorite, Tilghman Island, Maryland on the pristine shores of the Choptank River. Tilghman Island is a scenic 20 minute drive from St. Michaels, and remains a true working waterman’s village with excellent fishing…

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