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Washington, DC Day Trips: Great Destinations Within 100 Miles

We’ve been living in the Washington, DC area for the past 3 and 1/2 years. The city is packed with great things to do, as the Smithsonian is the world’s largest collection of free museums. DC also has a fantastic culinary scene that has nobly persisted¬† through tough Covid-19 times. For residents and those that…

Alex & Bell with masks in front of a mural a guy kissing a girl

Paris Night Bike Tour: A Wonderful Way to Explore the City

Paris is one of the world’s most iconic cities. An illuminated Eiffel Tower dazzles the night sky, punctuating the French capital’s treasure trove of highlights. There is perhaps no better way to experience the highlights of Paris in a short time than exploring by bike. This past March, right before Covid-19 paralyzed the world, I…

Alex with a red bike and giving a thumbs up in front of the Eiffel Tower

Hampshire County, West Virginia: Mountain Getaway Tips

Hampshire County, West Virginia is located less than a two-hour drive from Washington, DC. The Allegheny Mountains dot the terrain with wonderful hiking opportunities. And the South Branch Potomac River offers outdoor recreation options in a pristine landscape. You can also enjoy picturesque highlights on the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railway. Historic Capon Springs Resort, offers…

An open train car crossing a bridge with a river underneath and mountains in the background at sunset

Capon Springs: West Virginia Mountain Resort

Tucked away in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia, Capon Springs and Farms is located less than a two-hour drive from Washington, DC. The 119 room all-inclusive resort is a wonderful oasis to relax and enjoy a wide range of activities like golf, tennis, swimming and their luxurious spa. This is an ideal getaway for…

Hampshire Building at Capon Springs and Farms in West Virginia

York, Pennsylvania: Guide to a Great Weekend

York, Pennsylvania is just 92 miles north of Washington, DC. The city was founded in 1741 by settlers from Philadelphia and named after the British city of York. It lays claim to being the USA’s first capital, as the Continental Congress first drafted the Articles of Confederation there. York County makes for a great getaway…

An old steam train going through the trees with a red grill on the front