Luray, Virginia: Cavern and a Quaint Downtown

The best part of living in the DC Metro area is that there are endless possibilities for day trips. Even on a sleepy Sunday my husband and I were able to embark on an adventure and make our way back home before dark. We considered going to one of the many waterfalls in the area…

You Too Can Afford Travel! Part 1

If travel is not a priority in your life, you will never make enough nor have enough time to travel.That’s the whole secret. Anticlimactic, right?  Today, right now,if you make travel a priority and keep your eye on the prize you will be able to make certain trade offs without too much inconvenience. Here are…

The Curated Life

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.” – Bill Keane Starting in February, the Monroe Country Tourist Development Council opened the entry form for their Flash Fiction Contest (500 words or less). Although I did not win, I still stand behind my piece. Here it is…

Herbivore Travel

Anyone with dietary restrictions knows the complications that come along with traveling. These quick tricks and tips will have you traveling like a pro.

How to Surprise Yourself with an Escape

We’ve all been there. You talk at length to your partner, friends or family about where to go on the next vacation. The beach! The mountains! The city! So many opinions, the pros and cons are thrown out rapidly from all sides. Do you flip a coin? Cave in? No more! Pack Up + Go has…

The S&!# You Forget to Pack

Get the feeling you’re forgetting something while packing? Here’s a down and dirty list that may help you double check yourself so that you won’t be left in a bind. Seasonal Clothing ( Water shoes, bathing suit, ski jacket, sunglasses, hat etc.) Seasonal Activity Gear ( Ski Goggles, SCUBA gear, snorkel/fins/goggles, beach chair, beach towels,…

My 3 Favorite Florida Keys Beaches

Although I haven’t managed to go to all the beaches that are in the Keys, I do have a few that are my favorites. Here are my 3 favorite beaches and why I love them ( and also a few notes about what to know before you go). #3 Anne’s Beach, MM73 Anne’s Beach, named…

Road Tripping 101

Ah, the roadtrip. Something almost as distinctly American as apple pie, pushy yet overly friendly retail employees or asking ” How are you?” without giving a good goddamn. ‘Murica.

Museum-ing 101

Growing up in a rural Mid-Atlantic town I often thought about the fancy “city-folk” that would go to the theater and museums. I never thought that I would be one of them. In high school, that changed. I realized that living just 30 minutes out of the nation’s capital meant that I had access to all sorts of culture and education because of a small (huge) grouping of museums known as Smithsonian. At present, I have been to each and every one of them,

The Fountain of Youth

As I approach the big, dirty, 30 I started to think about my own mortality. But no more! I have found the legit Fountain of Youth. It is located in the same place Ponce de Leon left it all those years ago. I traveled with my husband, mom, and dogs in tow to this gem located in St. Augustine, Florida.