About Fun in Fairfax VA

Fun in Fairfax VA is a Virginia travel blog that helps residents and visitors discover fun things to do, places to eat and drink, and events to attend in the Virginia and Washington DC metro area, plus getaways throughout the mid-Atlantic U.S. and beyond.

Funness in Fairfax VA

Whether you are a Northern Virginia or Washington DC local looking for something new and fun to do, or a visitor interested in exploring beyond the standard tourist sites, you’ll find ideas and inspiration here.

Work With US

Julie and Charles McCool work with destinations and brands to bring fun and unique travel experiences to their highly engaged audiences. Their websites, Fun in Fairfax VA and McCool Travel reach active travelers throughout the US and abroad.

We would love to help our readers discover the unique and special travel value you offer. Email Fun at FuninFairfaxVA.com for media kits and information about our comprehensive writing and social media services including:

  • Custom articles and web content
  • Hosted Twitter chats
  • Instagram takeovers
  • Custom Pinterest content
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Cross-media destination campaigns

News and articles by and featuring Julie McCool and Fun in Fairfax VA

More About Julie McCool


Julie McCool is a writer, traveler, and mobile strategist with a passion for the Virginia, Washington DC, and mid-Atlantic region. She is the co-founder and driver of Fun in Fairfax Va, and a contributing writer and photographer for McCool Travel and RestonNow.com.

Before her writing days, Julie led mobile strategy and products for Travel Channel and Scripps Networks, and developed custom mobile apps and product plans for multiple brands. Previously, she spent many years as a technology executive at Aol, Symantec, and Lotus, squeezing in as many destinations as possible along the way.

She once took an executive off-ramp to spend 16 months on the road with travel happiness guru Charles McCool, now her husband and business partner.

More About Charles McCool

Charles McCool of McCool Travel

You’ll find Charles McCool at our sister site, McCoolTravel.com, where he shares book-it-yourself travel tips and destination advice to increase travel happiness, and save you time, money, and stress on every trip. Charles has been featured in the World’s Smartest Traveler series, CNN, Frommers, USA Today, and many other travel publications.

Charles and Julie McCool are longtime Virginia residents, avid travelers, parents of twins, and active boomers. Pre-kids, they both chucked their high-tech jobs and spent 16 months traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe, living out of a Ford Explorer or just a backpack. Twenty years ago they settled in Virginia and their twins were born, putting a new family focus on their travels. Now the kids are off to college and the empty nesters are back to traveling in the off season.

Join Our McCool Travels

Follow @FuninFairfax on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to enjoy more Virginia, Washington DC, and mid-Atlantic travel advice and info.

Follow Charles McCool on FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestStumbleUpon, and LinkedIn for travel booking and destination tips.

Do you know a great park, restaurant, hike, attraction, event or other fun in Northern Virginia that we should check out? Please send us a note.

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