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Julie McCool is a Northern Virginia expert, travel writer, content creator, and Owner/Editor of Fun in Fairfax VA. She has been featured as a local expert by Virginia Tourism, Virginia Living Magazine, Fairfax County Tourism, USA Today 10Best, and other leading publications and websites.

Ms. McCool also contributes to McCool Travel and other travel websites. She is featured in, wrote, or contributed to the following news and travel articles:

Local Expert Q&A: Julie McCool, Visit Fairfax County Tourism

Footloose in Fairfax, Jan-Feb 2022 Issue, Virginia Living Magazine

Virginia is for Lovers 50th Anniversary Campaign, Virginia Tourism

Favorite Off-road Bike Trails in Fairfax County VA, Visit Fairfax

Virginia Expert, Best Virginia Attractions 2017, USA Today 10Best

Virginia Expert: Where to Eat Each State's Most Iconic Dish, USA Today 10Best

Getaway Mavens Interview Julie McCool:, Getaway Mavens

5 Minutes with Julie McCool of Fun in Fairfax VA, McCool Travel

Here's What to Do if You Leave Something on a Plane, Reader's Digest

How to Use Google Flights to Save Big on Your Next Trip,

10 Warning Signs You're About to Stay at a Bad Hotel, Reader's Digest

Global Entry vs TSA Precheck: What's the Difference?, Reader's Digest

TBEX Conference news video, WENY News

Fall Foliage Drives Close to Reston, Reston Now

Restonians Travel Blog, Reston Now

Viking River or Viking Ocean Cruises: Which is Right For You?, McCool Travel

Carnival Cruise Tips and Tricks for Maximum Cruising Fun, McCool Travel

Harry Potter Christmas in the Wizarding World at Universal Orlando Resort, McCool Travel

Downton Abbey Withdrawal? Check Out These Destinations, Chicago Tribune

29+ East Coast Vacations Guaranteed To Make Forever-Memories, 365 Atlanta Traveler

25 Best Fall Vacations in the US, Travel Bliss Now

Best USA Road Trips to Take This Fall, The Homebody Tourist

Best Lighthouses on the East Coast, Buddy the Traveling Monkey

Ultimate List of Roadside Attractions, Mike's Road Trip

Coolest Road Trips | The Best Drives in the World, Pip and the City

Unique Accommodations: Quirky Places to Stay, Pip and the City

13 Best National Parks on the East Coast, Raw Mal Roams

Best USA Spring Breaks,  Travel Photo Discovery

Top USA National Parks by State, Travel Photo Discovery

Top Foodie Destinations in the US, TravlinMad

Horseback Riding on the Beach in North Carolina, Equitrekking

Autumn in USA, Travel Photo Discovery

List of National Parks by State: An Epic Guide to America's Best Idea, Green Global Travel

Nine Outer Banks Restaurants That You Can't Miss, NC Tripping

Eat and Drink Local in Conejo Valley and Torrance California, Food Travelist

The Ultimate USA Fall Travel Guide, Travel Through Life

Reston Area Ice Skating Fun, Reston Now

Equestrian Fun at Castle Leslie Estate in Glaslough Ireland,

9 Top Travel Bloggers Talk Cruising—the Good, the Bad and Ugly,

The Best Places to Stay in Killarney Ireland, Le Long Weekend

Friday Lens Affair: Great Falls Park, My Travel Affairs

10 More Locals You Should Be Following on Instagram, Modern Reston

The Best Places in the World to See Cherry Blossoms, Casual Travelist

Best Museums Around the World, Shared by Travel Bloggers, For the Love of Wanderlust

38 Tips for Visiting the Best National Parks, Luxe Adventure Travels

Complete List of National Parks for Your World Travel Bucket List, Green Global Travel

Great Travel Couples to Follow, McCool Travel

10 Terrific Reasons Empty Nester Will Love Viking Cruises, McCool Travel

Viking Cruises Into the Midnight Sun Highlights and Tips, McCool Travel

Viking River Cruises Danube Waltz Highlights, McCool Travel

Viking Ocean Cruises Romantic Mediterranean Highlights, McCool Travel

8 Great Things to Do on a Cabarrus County Getaway to North Carolina, McCool Travel

Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras: Family-friendly Carnival in Lake Charles, McCool Travel

27 Most Beautiful Caribbean Islands, 52 Perfect Days

Amazing Places to Visit in Alabama, Recommended by Travel Writers, Journalist on the Run

Amazing Train Stations From Around the World – Part 3, A Hole in My Shoe

Why Baby Boomer Travel is Important, Discover Corps

16 Irresistible Islands Around the Globe, The Travel Manuel

Stairs With a View, Buddy The Traveling Monkey

Strange and Funny Signs Found Around the World, The Traveling Fool

Julie and Charles McCool work with destinations and brands to bring fun and unique travel experiences to their highly engaged audiences.

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