Salamander Resort & Spa Middleburg, Virginia

Allison Chase Sutherland Features, Travel

The Forbes 5-Star-rated Salamander Resort & Spa is gracefully situated at the edge of the quaint town of Middleburg on 340 acres of pristine, preserved land. The charming Bella Vilgrain, fluent in French and English, may greet you at the reception. Help yourself to an Arnold Palmer upon arrival.  You find yourself in a meticulously appointed space. All the art …

Summer & Fall 2022 Wine Festivals

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons, Travel

Wine festivals are a wonderful way to sample our fine Virginia wines while enjoying the beautiful settings at which they are held. Enjoy the many opportunities to celebrate through music, food and wine. K9’s in the Vines June 12, 202211am – 1pm Vineyard at The Winery at La Grange4970 Antioch RdHaymarket, VA 20169  www.wineryatlagrange.com/event/k9s-in-the-vines-sunday-june Join the Vineyard at The Winery at La …

Experiencing Vail Colorado

Jeannine Bottorff Travel

Travel can do many things. It can entertain, relax, restore, educate, challenge and so much more. I have had so many wonderful experiences through travel and am always grateful. Sometimes you go thinking you are going to have one experience, and you come away with much more. That’s what happened when my husband and I went for a relaxing few …

Celebrating Shenandoah County’s 250th Anniversary

Linda Barrett Travel

Lots of big things are happening in Shenandoah County, Virginia this year in celebration of its 250th anniversary! Visit the chain of small towns, each with its unique personality and highlights, and attend events highlighting the local history and people.  “The theme of the 250th celebration is ‘Honoring Our Past—Inspiring Our Future,’ so we designed this series of commemorations to …

Traveling Trends

Jeannine Bottorff Travel

The travel business is crazy right now. Travelers are making up for lost time over the past two years by rebooking their missed trips now. In the past two months, I’ve booked my clients on river cruises and biking trips, wine tastings and hiking treks. Trips that celebrate big birthdays, anniversaries, or families who are finally able to go someplace …

Two Must-See Museums at Virginia Wineries

Linda Barrett Talk of Tysons, Taste of Tysons, Travel

Our area wineries keep “upping their game” to provide even more reasons to visit—other than their fine wines. You’ll find games including cornhole and axe throwing, entertainment like bands and comedy nights, fire pits, a plethora of dining options, and now…museums! In this column, we’ll introduce you to two of Northern Virginia’s winery/museum options located at The Winery at Bull …

Shenandoah County Kicks Off Its 250th Anniversary with a Birthday Bash

Shenandoah County Around Town, Travel

The year-long commemoration begins in March 2022. Shenandoah County, Virginia celebrates its 250th anniversary in 2022 with a series of celebrations held throughout the year and throughout the county. The festivities begin with a Birthday Bash, held March 26, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Virginia Museum of the Civil War, 8895 George Collins Parkway, New Market, VA. The …

Traveling During the Pandemic

Jeannine Bottorff Travel

When I was a kid living in the DC area, I had no idea that other people had to drive hours and hours to get to an airport. Living so close to two international and one national airport, I naively believed that everyone had the luxury of driving 20 minutes to their local airport. Once it sunk in that everyone …

Shenandoah Caverns Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Linda Barrett Travel

A natural attraction millions of years in the making celebrates its centennial. One hundred years is a long time for any attraction, but this one’s history goes way, way back—millions of years, in fact. At its centennial, through the careful guardianship of just three families, Shenandoah Caverns remains a timeless treasure of the Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  History of Shenandoah Caverns …

Top Five Things To Do In Iceland

Jeannine Bottorff Features, Travel

I’ve sent many clients over the years, but I finally got the chance to see it a few years ago! We traveled in spring 2019 and explored the natural beauty of this little island gem. I worked with a travel supplier who specializes in Iceland. This expert help me create an itinerary that was exciting and included activities for the …