Trace American History at Alexandria’s Carlyle House

Alexandria's Carlyle House Virginia

Alexandria’s Carlyle House preserves an interesting portrait of American history, from the beginnings of our nation through the American Civil War. The historic mansion was home to wealthy Virginia merchant John Carlyle and is a beautiful example … Read more

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

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

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

Historic Hunter Mill Road

Hunter Mill Station in Reston VA

Historic Hunter Mill Road, runs through Oakton, Vienna, Reston, and Great Falls, and it’s an interesting historic drive, except during rush hour. You can learn more about important stops along Hunter … Read more