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 …

Exploring the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright

Linda Barrett Travel

I lived in Northern Virginia for years before I realized that there was a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Alexandria that was open to the public—the Woodlawn and Pope-Leighey house. Having visited a number of his other houses, I had to see it. On the day I visited, tour guide Elizabeth Simon described the interesting history of the house. In …

St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Jeannine Bottorff Travel

After a year of “family togetherness” we decided our first trip since February 2020 would be even more family togetherness on a catamaran trip to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. That’s right, after spending 365+ days together during Covid, we opted to spend our vacation on a 58-foot boat! Opting for a family holiday in close quarters with …

Shenandoah Caverns Presents The Magical Family Tour

Joe Proctor Travel

Explore the Magic of Shenandoah Caverns Shenandoah Caverns is pleased to present a special event called the Magical Family Tour on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Tours take place at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM at Shenandoah Caverns, located at 261 Caverns Road, Quicksburg, VA 22847. Guests will enjoy a magical time in the caverns with a full guided caverns tour …

Join Root to Table for a Summer Celebration

Taste of Blue Ridge Taste of Tysons, Travel

“Grilling and Chilling” Sunday, July 18th To kick off the 2021 Root to Table Culinary Series, Taste of Blue Ridge is proud to announce the Bavarian Inn Resort & Brewing Co. as the host of“Grilling and Chilling” on July 18th. Enjoy the abundant space of “Almost Heaven” West Virginia as our top chefs showcase their favorite Summer dishes with guest chefs and …

A Trail of Toleration

Linda Barrett Features, Travel

Explore the route of religious freedom on this National Scenic Byway No matter how long you’ve lived in the DMV area, I’ll bet you have neither heard or nor traveled Maryland’s Religious Freedom National Scenic Byway. I discovered it as part of my “what’s in your own backyard” explorations and, being a history buff, was truly impressed. Marylanders were fraught …

Explore the Middleburg AVA

Linda Barrett Taste of Tysons, Travel

Just 50 miles outside of our nation’s Capital is one of Virginia’s fastest-growing appellations, the Middleburg American Viticultural Area (AVA). But how much do you really know about this AVA and its history? The AVA Inception In 2006, Rachel E. Martin, then-executive vice president of Boxwood Estate Winery, began the process to establish the Middleburg AVA. In 2008, she petitioned …

Field & Main Backyard Cabanas: Doable Distance Dining

Allison Chase Sutherland Taste of Tysons, Travel

September 1 marks a big milestone. The celebrated Field & Main restaurant in quaint nearby Marshall, Virginia turns four years old. Owners Neil and Star Wavra have brought forth their considerable combined experience and have continued to hone every aspect of their creation of a rustic-chic casual fine-dining establishment nestled in a newly renovated authentic 200-year-old home. This professional team …