Category: History

Visit Washington DC’s Art Galleries

Art Attack: Art lovers don’t miss Washington DC’s many fabulous art galleries!  Art enthusiasts know the Nation’s Capital is home to a bounty of world-class galleries. What’s your favorite? The Renwick Gallery The unique and whimsical installations in this National Landmark Building founded in 1859 are always a must-see! The historic building is across the street…

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Visit Barcelona: City of Wonders

During my visit to Barcelona in November, I absorbed the flavors and friendliness of this extraordinary city. Barcelona is an adult’s Disneyland, where just walking the streets is a magical experience. The city throbs with life, energy and culture. From the street performers serenading visitors by the Catedral de Barcelona (pictured above) to the nightclubs…

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Gettysburg and Bethlehem: Two Festive Pennsylvania Towns That Go All Out for the Holidays

Want to start a new tradition, or do something new during the holiday season? All around the MidAtlantic, there are towns rolling out their most festive decorations and hosting their most entertaining activities. If you’re looking for a place to take the family or hoping for a romantic couple’s getaway this December, consider these two…

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Has Richmond, Virginia become the Beer Capital of the MidAtlantic?

The MidAtlantic has a plethora of award winning craft breweries. Small towns and large cities in the region are enjoying the growth of boutique beer manufacturers, and these brewers are catering to an enthusiastic population of beer connoisseurs. While each community has its favorites, it’s hard to dispute Richmond’s increasing superiority in the craft beer…

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Take Me Back To Lisbon

It’s not unusual for me to long for a place after I leave. Yet there are so many incredible destinations in the world, I seldom re-visit places. Lisbon is an exception. I’m going back. My whole family fell in love with the country of Portugal. We adored the friendly people, hearty food, temperate climate, mysterious castles and lush gardens. From the romantic…

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Fall Getaways to the Outer Banks

  If you’re craving another trip full of sunshine and water sports, consider a trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. With pristine beaches and fascinating national parks, it’s the place to eat the freshest seafood, climb to the top of a historic lighthouse, and learn about the first manned flight in America. A…

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5 Hikes With Colorful Fall Foliage: From 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC

There’s nothing like the beauty of autumn in the MidAtlantic! Here are five hikes with some of the region’s best fall foliage. For more hiking ideas, order my new guidebook 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC on Amazon. Published by Menasha Press with co-author Rachel Cooper. Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick, Maryland A less well…

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