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Frank Lloyd Wright Road Trip to Laurel Highlands Pennsylvania

Tour three beautiful homes, including an iconic masterpiece, on a Frank Lloyd Wright road trip to Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and Polymath Park in Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania. This road trip is perfect for lovers of architecture, nature, and art, and it’s just a three-and-a-half hour drive from the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area. Frank Lloyd Wright, once […]

Pope-Leighy House Alexandria Virginia

Pope-Leighy House Tour: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Gem in Northern Virginia

A Pope-Leighy House tour connects visitors with Frank Lloyd Wright’s principles for middle-class living in tune with nature, in a Usonian gem in Northern Virginia. Wright was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as “the greatest American architect of all time.” His principles of organic architecture encouraged living in connection to, and harmony with, nature, and he pioneered home […]

Enjoy the view from Kentuck Knob on a Laurel Highlands getaway

15 Fantastic Things to Do on a Laurel Highlands Getaway to Western Pennsylvania

A Laurel Highlands Getaway to western Pennsylvania can be packed with adventure, sprinkled with art and history, loaded with luxury, or all of the above. Just a three-hour drive west leads to a beautiful natural area rich in outdoor fun and history, including two Frank Lloyd Wright masterpieces. If you’re looking for romance, build your […]

Downtown Fredericksburg Virginia

8 Great Things to Do on a Fredericksburg Virginia Day Trip

Rich history combines with modern shopping, dining, and drink to make Fredericksburg Virginia a fun and relaxing day trip just an hour’s drive from Washington DC. The walkable downtown is a National Historic Site, filled with Colonial and Civil War sites, but the vibe is also modern, with shops galleries, and chef-owned restaurants lining the streets. […]

Geroge Washington bust, Masonic Memorial

President’s Day Weekend Fun in and Near Northern Virginia

The long President’s Day weekend adds a boost of extra fun to a sometimes bleak month, and provides an opportunity to explore new destinations in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC region. We’ve rounded up presidential destinations and special events that offer fun for all ages over the three-day weekend. Every three day weekend is a chance to discover a new […]

Huntley Meadows

20 Must See Northern Virginia Hidden Gems Rich in Nature and History

These Northern Virginia hidden gems deliver beautiful nature, fascinating history, or both, at lesser-known destinations perfect for a locals outing or a day trip for Washington DC visitors. After 20 years in Northern Virginia we are still surprised by the incredible diversity of places to visit and things to do in our region. Popular spots like Great Falls Park and Shenandoah National Park […]

UVA Rotunda Charlottesville VA

Charlottesville Getaway to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Home

Plan a Charlottesville getaway to Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia home that is steeped in history, foodie focused, nature inspired, beer and wine infused, or better yet, all of the above. Charlottesville and Albemarle County Virginia offer a wide array of active and laid back pursuits, perfect for a vacation getaway or a brief escape from Washington DC. We’ve rounded up […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia

Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia Road Trip: Staunton to Lexington

Southern Shenandoah Valley Virginia is perfect for a leisurely road trip on country roads that offer beautiful scenery and unique town and country finds. Experience small town charm, tasty food and drink, impressive nature, and relaxing places to stay.   Just a few hours from Washington DC, but a world away when you leave the highway and explore roads less traveled, we […]