Washington DC – One Week

We recently had family visit in DC. This was their first trip to the area and we only had a week.  While they wanted to see the main sights, they also wanted to see a few things that are off the beaten path and not as touristy.  We deliberately picked October for their visit.  The…

Cemetery Safari

Guest writer – Emily Wilberg If you ask me, visiting cemeteries is wonderful! (If you ask my kids, you may get a different answer.) Often, there is beautiful landscaping, interesting tombstones, a solemn sense of history, and occasionally, even a glimpse of humor. One of my favorite tombstone inscriptions was found in a cemetery in…

DC – 3 or More Days

If you have more than just a couple of days to explore the Washington DC area, I offer the following additional recommendations. Arlington Cemetery – Plan at least two-three hours for your visit in order to walk around the grounds, visit the tomb of the Unknown Soldier and JFK, watch the changing of the guards,…

Harper’s Ferry (DC Day Trip)

Harper’s Ferry is a beautiful, quaint, historic small town only an hour drive from Washington DC. It’s famous for its civil war history and its miles of great hiking and biking trails.  It sits at the junction of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland as well as the Potomac River and Shenandoah River.  It also runs…

Plan Ahead – Christmas in DC

It is hard to believe, but Christmas is only four months away.  Unless you have the flexibility to wait until about two weeks out, I have always found 3-4 months prior is the best time to buy airline tickets.  So start thinking about where you want to spend the holidays…  Here are 11 reasons I…