Travel Tuesday: Chiles Orchard

May 25, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel, travels, trips

open post

Things have been a little quiet on the blog front recently. That’s mostly because my husband and I were in a car accident last Sunday. It wasn’t our fault and thankfully noone was injured, but with car accidents come rental cars, insurance claims, sore backs and stiff necks and all that fun stuff so we’ve […]

Travel Tuesday: The Market at Grelen

May 10, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel

open post

I’m a huge summer fan and one of my favorite things to do in the warmer weather is pick fruits and vegetables. A great local place to do that is The Market at Grelen. Located on the 600-acre Grelen nursery in Somerset, the market offers a cafe, garden shop, workshops, pick-your-own fruit and more. It’s […]

Travel Tuesday: Lewis Ginter

April 26, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel

open post

One of my favorite places to visit is the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond. It’s one of the nation’s best botanical gardens and is absolutely gorgeous. I love the displays they create during the Christmas season, but I also love seeing all of the flowers during the spring and summer. It’s a great place […]

Travel Tuesday: Virginia Safari Park

March 15, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel

open post

One of my favorite places opened for the season last Saturday–the Virginia Safari Park. The park, which has been voted one of the top 10 animal attractions in the nation, is a 180-acre drive-through zoo located in Natural Bridge. Visitors purchase buckets of food at the entrance and then drive through, feeding the more than […]

Travel Tuesday: Cherry Blossoms

March 8, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel, trips

open post

One of my favorite things to do each spring is visit the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. Each spring, thousands of cherry trees bloom through the nation’s capital. The trees were a gift from the mayor of Tokyo in 1912 to commemorate the lasting friendship between the two countries. Now granted, the first batch of […]

Travel Tuesday: The National Zoo

March 1, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel, trips

open post

This unusually warm, sunny late February early March weather has me dreaming of spring and one of my favorite spring activities–visiting the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. I love this zoo, which is owned by the Smithsonian Institution. It’s free for visitors and all the animals look super happy and very well cared for unlike […]

Travel Tuesday: Atlantic Beach

February 24, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel

open post

During the last Travel Tuesday, I focused on Cape Lookout, which is a place Ron and I spend a day during our trips to Atlantic Beach. Now, I’ll focus on Atlantic Beach itself. We first started traveling to the Emerald Isle/Atlantic Beach area a few years ago and most recently visited in the fall. However, […]

Travel Tuesday: Cape Lookout

February 16, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel, trips, Vacations

open post

Each summer, my husband, Ron, and I spend a week in the Outer Banks, Nags Head area with his family. We also tend to visit by ourselves in the spring or fall, traveling from Corolla to Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke, but one of our favorite areas is farther south. We first went to Emerald Isle […]

Travel Tuesday: Skyline Drive in Winter

February 9, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel, travels, trips, Vacations

open post

I’ve always been a fan of Skyline Drive. Growing up, my family would take my sister and I out of school one day each fall and we would all head to Skyline Drive to enjoy the fall leaves. And now that I’m older, I keep that tradition alive by visiting each fall. But, Skyline Drive […]

Travel Tuesday: Gloucester, MA

February 2, 2016

POSTED IN:Travel, trips, Vacations

open post

A trip to Massachusetts isn’t complete without a stop in Gloucester. After Salem, Ron and I headed to Gloucester for a whale watching tour. We arrived a few hours early so we could enjoy the town, which is everything a coastal town should be. They are tons of boats, due to its rich fishing history […]