Category: Travel

Weekend Getaway at National Harbor [Sponsored]

Lifestyle Travel

I have lived in Prince George's County, Maryland almost all my life. My parents moved here from DC when I was a toddler. I even went to the University of Maryland College Park which is in PG County. After college I lived in Annapolis for a stint, but when Karl and I moved in together in 2000, we came back to where the two of us grew up. PG County…

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Three-Day Weekend Getaway to Charleston, South Carolina

Lifestyle Travel

This past weekend was my sister’s 40th birthday. It’s a milestone birthday and the start of what I’ve found to the best decade and we wanted to do it right. Looking for a weekend getaway that isn’t too far away, has a nice combination of R&R and activity, a good nightlife and foodie scene we decided on Charleston, South Carolina. Just a two-hour flight from DC, Charleston is an amazing…

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DC Staycation at the Kimpton Hotel Madera

Lifestyle Travel

stay·ca·tion /stāˈkāSHn/ noun, informal a vacation spent in one's home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions. Staycation, it’s a word often misused. We tell friends we had a staycation when really we lived our normal life inside our home, maybe with more Netflix and less pants. But a staycation is supposed to be a true vacation from the everyday, just…

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Weekend in Raleigh: Our Kid’s First Concert

Lifestyle Music Travel

Music is something that means a lot to my family. Karl and I have attended several music festivals and I think the combination of music and roughing it has helped solidify our relationship. We regularly attend concerts and music is always playing in our home. Emerson inherited our love of music; she’s always singing, loves playing the piano, and also is regularly playing music from her kid-friendly Spotify playlists. We’ve…

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Weekend Getaway: Tanya Tagaq at the Williams Center

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Karl listens to music all day. He reads Rolling Stone and Bust, from there he heads to Spotify, and from there he listens to what is recommended if you like an artist. He records music videos, and when he finds an interesting artist he can spend an hour or more researching that person online. When he finds an album he likes, he plays it from beginning to end over and…

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Romantic Weekend at the AC Hotel National Harbor

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When I realized my 42nd birthday was landing on a weekend, I was psyched. Usually I take the day off work and putter around town, getting my nails done, having breakfast, going thrifting, the sort of thing I usually don’t have the time or freedom to do. But a weekend? That meant I could have freedom AND romance AND someone else to make the bed!…

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Weekend Getaway to Asheville, North Carolina

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On our summer road trip, we had no definite plans between Memphis and home. As we sat in our hotel room in Amarillo plotting our return trip, Karl mentioned he had always wanted to visit Asheville. It wasn't feasible on our road trip as we had to be home by a certain date. But I knew now what to do for his birthday at the end of September! I reached…

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Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina: 2016 Recap

Lifestyle Travel

I haven’t been to a proper music festival in some years. Neither has my friend Nicole and she was itching to go to one. She did some research and the Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina seemed like a perfect choice. We’re not spring chickens any more, and have no desire to camp in the blazing heat and go without electricity and running water (hello Bonnaroo) and would like…

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