Travel Planning

One Day in Richmond, VA: Focus on Architecture

*Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 10:24 amI planned this trip for a foreign exchange student from Colombia, but I think this would be a great day trip for families with kids in the 10-18 range, especially if they are considering a career in architecture or history! Based on the request, this trip is… Read More One Day in Richmond, VA: Focus on Architecture

Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: The AT to Buzzard Rock (Whitetop, VA)

*Last updated on July 7th, 2017 at 05:10 pmOn Easter Sunday we set out late in the afternoon for a short hike to Buzzard Rock. We drove up Whitetop Mountain Road and parked in a gravel parking lot just steps away from the Appalachian Trail. We only went a mile out and the trail had… Read More Hikes and Rambles: The AT to Buzzard Rock (Whitetop, VA)

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Bikes and Rambles: Virginia Creeper Trail (Damascus, VA)

There is a warm spot in my heart for the southwest corner of Virginia and we were thrilled to spend Easter weekend there with both Chris and my family. The Creeper Trail is a 34.3 mile Rails-to-Trails project stretching from White Top to Abingdon Virginia. In addition to the beautiful scenery, the trail also has the advantage… Read More Bikes and Rambles: Virginia Creeper Trail (Damascus, VA)

Hikes and Rambles

Hikes and Rambles: Grayson Highlands State Park

This might just be my favorite hiking spot ever. Grayson Highlands has it all: spectacular views, wild ponies, the Appalachian trail and all the fascinating people you find on it, wild blueberries growing by the path, waterfalls, and those scary warning signs about abrupt weather changes. You can expect the drive in to be beautiful, irregardless… Read More Hikes and Rambles: Grayson Highlands State Park