Long Branch Stream Valley Trail

Rutherford Park flowers

We love to explore trails in Fairfax County, and we’re working our way through the maps listed on the Fairfax County Park Authority (FCPA) trail website. We recently took a pleasant, level, and mostly shady … Read more

Sky Meadows – Virginia State Park of the Month

Thistles and fall foliage Sky Meadows Virginia

Fairfax County is fortunate to include a plethora of parks, stream valleys, trails and nature centers. We only have one State Park, though, the gorgeous eagle haven at Mason Neck State Park in Lorton. Luckily, nearby Sky … Read more

Sidewalk Sun: Fairfax CCT Segment 6

Route sign CCT seg6

Sadly, Fairfax CCT Segment 6 is a long, dull slog down the sidewalk of busy Blake Lane with boundless opportunities to listen to traffic and wait at road crossings. As we noted … Read more

Paladar Tysons Happy Hour

Paladar Latin Kitchen in Tysons

We recently discovered an excellent happy hour destination to satisfy our summer mojito cravings. Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar offers delicious mojitos, margaritas, and sangria along with a nice selection of Latin street food, all … Read more

Around Lake Accotink

Lake Accotink Springfield

Lake Accotink Park in Springfield is the middle child of the Fairfax County lake parks—smaller than popular Burke Lake, not as active as Lake Fairfax, but with a charm all it’s … Read more

Sisters Thai Living Room in Fairfax

Sisters Thai Living Room Cafe

Sisters Thai, the Living Room Cafe, in Old Town Fairfax achieves a whole new level of cozy in Fairfax County VA dining. The atmosphere is so lovely and unique our expectations … Read more

Wiehle-Reston East Open House

Today we joined other locals at the Wiehle-Reston East Open House for a look at the new transportation hub, the last stop (for now) on the new Silver Line Metro. Dignitaries, … Read more