Six years ago, Chris and I left Africa and returned to the US. In just one short month, we lived in a hotel, got married, bought a house, got a job (Deah), and got deployment orders for nine months (Chris). It was a crazy month, and in that time, we found ourselves living in Reston, Virginia- which turned out to be our home for the next few years.
Reston has a very interesting history. It was one of the original Continue reading “How do you say goodbye to your hometown?”
Looking to go on a road trip this summer, but not sure you can afford a month of hotels? Tired of sleeping in a tent on the ground? As more and more adventurers are captivated by “Van Life”, you might be wanting to try it. But what if you’re not quite ready to take that plunge just yet? Here’s how you can try out an RV this weekend to see if a house on wheels is right for you.
AirBnB an RV
You can stay on private property in a self-contained RV using Airbnb. The owners will generally provide all the comforts you need, including Continue reading “Try Out An RV This Weekend!”
There are many, many wineries in the state of Virginia. So many, in fact, that the state is divided into nine wine regions (not to mention nearby West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania,and North Carolina, which all also have tons of wineries). Zeroing in on just the Northern Virginia region, where I currently live, there are 88 wineries officially listed Continue reading “Three Unique Wineries in Northern Virginia”
My friend Kelly came into town, and on one of the days I took her to see an area of DC I hadn’t spent enough time in: the northern part, which features Embassy Row, the National Cathedral, and Georgetown.
Since we were in a car, it was easy enough for us to just slowly drive around the Kalorama neighborhood, near Massachusetts Avenue and Sheridan Circle. You could also take a Zip car- I noticed quite a few Zip cars in the area, and there were Capital Bike docks nearby as well, so a bike ride in nice weather would be a lovely way to see the embassies. DC has more than 175 foreign embassies, residences, and diplomatic missions, so don’t expect to see them all. But focusing on Massachusetts Avenue and nearby streets should let you see close to 30 of them, including Philippines, Portugal, Togo, Luxembourg, Ireland, Cyprus, Latvia, and Japan. My favorite is the imposing Kazakhstan Continue reading “A Day in DC: Embassy Row, the National Cathedral and Georgetown”
It’s always so hard to pick the next travel destination…. so here’s a suggestion: Florida. It’s warm, it’s sunny, and it’s a short plane ride away. Of course, Florida has dozens of options so you’re going to have to make Continue reading “Visiting Florida”