Day in DC: the Botanic Gardens, the National Geographic Museum, and Arlington National Cemetery

Library of Congress

Every time friends come in to town, my DC bucketlist seems to get longer, not shorter. It seems like DC is constantly adding museums, and of course even the museums I have been to change their exhibits quite frequently, warranting a return trip. So this week I found Continue reading “Day in DC: the Botanic Gardens, the National Geographic Museum, and Arlington National Cemetery”

Cuban Burgers, Craft Beers, and a Cabin: A weekend in Shenandoah Valley

cup of coffee with trees reflected

In September, I started feeling a little landlocked, so I booked several local trips: (this one to Outer Banks) and also two nights in a cabin in the Shenandoah Valley for the weekend after Thanksgiving. I figured a couple of nights of peace and Continue reading “Cuban Burgers, Craft Beers, and a Cabin: A weekend in Shenandoah Valley”

A Day in DC: White House, Renwick, National Geographic, and T.Roosevelt Island

As we are currently living near DC, we try to take a day whenever friends visit and check out a part of DC we haven’t been to yet. This month, we applied for a tour of the White House and when the date was confirmed, we decided to take the whole day and cross a few things off our “DC Bucket List”.

How do you score a trip to the White House?

It’s pretty easy, actually. You just visit this page and fill in your zip code, which will lead you to Continue reading “A Day in DC: White House, Renwick, National Geographic, and T.Roosevelt Island”

Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Outer Banks, North Carolina

With an extra day off work for the Veteran’s Day holiday, Chris and I were anxious to get out of town and see some nearby sites. Since I am not originally from Virginia, I have actually never been to the “Historic Triangle” of the Jamestown settlement, Colonial Williamsburg, and Revolutionary Yorktown, and I’ve also never Continue reading “Jamestown and Williamsburg, Virginia, and the Outer Banks, North Carolina”

Music City: Nashville!

Nashville Grand Ol Opry

This weekend I had a conference in Nashville, so Chris and I got there a day early and stayed a day late to see the sights of “Music City”. Downtown was super crowded- there was an Ed Sheeran concert, a huge Vanderbilt-Georgia football game, Oktoberfest, and it was Art Weekend, just to name a few events. There are at least two big mega-hotels being built in downtown right now, so hopefully Continue reading “Music City: Nashville!”