Does Solo Travel in Marriage Make You a Bad Spouse?

Bell and I met as solo travelers, in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium in 2002. We had both just finished college and I was traveling from the USA and she was visiting from Australia. Fast forward to 2005, and we got married in a small ceremony in Melbourne, Australia. We’ll be celebrating our 16 year…

selfie of Alex at the Asakusa Temple, with Tokyo Tower in the background

Great Virginia Weekend Getaway Ideas

Virginia Is For Lovers¬†has been the tourism board’s official slogan for over 50 years. The state features an abundance of natural beauty from the Appalachian Mountains to Chesapeake Bay. Charming historic towns like Colonial Williamsburg pre-date the founding of the United States. Here are some great Virginia weekend getaway ideas from Washington, DC and elsewhere!…

How to Earn 120,000+ Delta Miles Without Flying!

Most of us have been grounded in 2020 due to COVID-19. I have not been on an airplane since I was in Europe in March, 2020 when nationwide lockdowns first started occurring around the world due to the pandemic. We have been on several road trips this year, and wrote about ways to stay safe…

Japanese women dressed in a kimono under a red Torri gate

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