About Fun in Fairfax VA

Welcome to Fun in Fairfax VA, your source for Northern Virginia travel and fun!

Julie McCool, Fun in Fairfax VA

I'm Julie McCool, a travel writer and Northern Virginia resident on a mission to share fun and interesting things to do in this beautiful area.

I have been exploring Northern Virginia for over 25 years and I personally visit the places I write about. I take my own photos, write my own articles, and share my honest opinions.

So you get a local's first-hand tips and an honest take from my Virginia travel blog.

Discover the best of Northern Virginia including parks, hikes, historic sites, restaurants, breweries, wineries, festivals, seasonal events, local activities, and more. Plus we share fun getaways in the greater Washington DC region and beyond.

This Virginia travel site is a resource for residents and visitors alike, with fantastic outings for every season and every age. Discover fun new things to do and explore beyond the standard tourist spots.

Fun in Fairfax VA is featured in Virginia Living magazine, Virginia Tourism, Visit Fairfax, and other travel web sites.

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More About Julie McCool

Julie McCool, editor of Fun in Fairfax VA, at Great Falls Park
Julie McCool, Fun in Fairfax VA

Julie McCool is the creator, writer, and photographer for Fun in Fairfax VA, a Northern Virginia travel blog.

She has lived in Northern Virginia for over 25 years with her husband and fellow travel writer, Charles McCool. They are avid travelers, parents of twins, and active boomers.

Pre-kids, they chucked 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-five+ years ago they settled in Virginia and their twins were born, putting a new family focus on travels. Now the kids are on their own and the empty nesters are back to traveling in the off-season.

Julie has visited all 50 states, and 47 countries on 5 continents. Read her travel tips in 5 Minutes with Julie McCool of Fun in Fairfax VA

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

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More About Charles McCool

Charles McCool of McCool Travel

You'll find Charles McCool at our sister sites. On McCoolTravel.com, Charles 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.

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Julie and Charles McCool work with select 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. Contact Us to discuss hosted visits to your destination or activity.

Note: We do not accept guest posts and we do not sell or accept unsolicited links. We do not host or book events.