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Silver Spring, Maryland: Where to Eat, Drink and Stay

Silver Spring, Maryland has been our home for the past 3 years. The diverse community is nestled along the boundary of Northwest Washington, DC. The Silver Spring Metro stop, on the red line, conveniently connects residents to DC and northern Virginia suburbs like Arlington, Alexandria and National Airport. It only takes 15 minutes on the…

Photo of Alex & Bell at the bar with a platter of selected meats and cocktails

Coronavirus Travel: USA Road Trip Tips

Planning a USA road trip during the coronavirus pandemic and want to travel safer? We recently embarked on multi-week road trip from Washington, DC through West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and back through Virginia. After being cooped up for months, we especially enjoyed lively country music on outdoor terraces in the “Music City.” Nashville…

Alex and Bell in front of the Athena statue inside the Nashville Parthenon

Washington, DC to Niagara Falls: Road Trip Guide

Summer vacation and a road trip conjure up a feeling of freedom for many. However, following the superhighways to get from a to b as fast as possible may quickly squish that feeling of freedom. We’ve driven from Washington, DC to Niagara Falls many times, and have enjoyed wonderful destinations along the journey. We love…

View of horseshoe fall from the tower

Florida Vacation Destinations: 22 Sunny Gems

The sunshine state is one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations. Orlando draws upwards of 75 million visitors per year, thanks to being the theme park capital of the world. That is more visitors that anywhere else on the planet. But Florida’s beautiful beach lined coast, Spanish colonial history, unique towns and diverse state…

beach chairs with the sea and blue sky in Islamorada, Florida

New Orleans Food You Have to Eat

New Orleans is an iconic American city, with a culinary scene to rival any competitor. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was previously the capital of French Louisiana before the United States acquired it through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. New Orleans is famous for its Creole cuisine, unique dialect, distinct music and…

Green street car in the streets on New Orleans with tall buildings