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

Best Places to Go in Silver Spring, MD

The diverse community of Silver Spring, Maryland sits 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 metro to travel between Silver Spring and Union…

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 road trips conjure up a feeling of freedom for many. But strictly driving busy interstates to get from a to b as fast as possible can leave travelers missing out on some wonderful destinations. We’ve driven from Washington, DC to Niagara Falls many times, and have enjoyed charming 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