Category: Road Trips

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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Shenandoah Valley Adventures

Visit the Charming Towns of Shenandoah Valley The Shenandoah Valley has so many worthwhile towns to explore. Here are some of my favorite places around the region: Martinsburg, West Virginia Martinsburg is located in the panhandle of West Virginia about 90 minutes from DC. Don’t miss Main Street’s interesting collection of restaurants and local artisan studios. An important…

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The Fabulous American Revolution Museum at Yorktown

This Museum is Different The grand re-opening of the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown is here! It’s a fabulous museum that uses innovative exhibits and interactives to teach visitors the early history of the United States. One new addition to the museum is the Living History Experience. The museum features events leading up to the British surrender at Yorktown, along with the period…

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Road Tripping in South Florida

South Florida is a wonderland this time of year. With daily temperatures that hover around a sunny 80 degrees, consider renting that convertible, and head south from Miami. I never miss a winter escape down to the Florida Keys. My annual visit to this tropical paradise provides that attitude adjustment we all need. Here are some…

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Seven Family-Friendly Parks To Explore This Fall Around the D.C. Area

My friend Rachel Cooper (from AboutDC.com) and I are working hard on a guidebook entitled 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Washington DC. We are updating a classic book that is beloved by local hiking enthusiasts, but was published in 2007. We have updated original author Paul Elliot’s list of hikes and added new family-friendly hikes. Here’s a preview of trails…

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