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…

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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…

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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…

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