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D.C. Surprise: Mansion on O Street
What do a log cabin, 20,000 books and a guitar signed by Bruce Springsteen have in common? They’re all part of the Mansion on O Street’s surprises. The Mansion not only offers hotel rooms and event space, but hosts teas, brunches, treasure hunts, blue grass jams and drag shows.
Planning a Destination Wedding
Turks & Caicos' Grace Bay Beach, on Providenciales, with its 12 miles of sugar soft sands, fulfills any bride’s dreams of a beach wedding. During a scouting trip with my son Matt and his fiancée Christina, we discovered that planning a destination wedding is its own type of adventure.
Washington, D.C.’s Hidden Gems
There’s still plenty to enjoy in Washington, D.C., even after you and your family tour the U.S. Capitol, visit the White House, see the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, take in the monuments and memorials and peruse the exhibits at Natural History, Air & Space, American History
Virginia’s Mountain Magic: Music, Crafts, Lodging
In Virginia’s southwest and its Blue Ridge Highlands, toe-tapping fiddle and banjo tunes as well as blends of folk and popular music ring out against the mountains. Along the region’s back roads and main streets, discover the other kind of mountain magic: handmade quilts and pottery plus contemporar
Italy’s Pompeii and Herculaneum
Travel back more than 2000 years by touring Pompeii and Herculaneum, ancient sites easily reachable from Naples. When the Mt.Vesuvius volcano erupted on August 24,79 A.D, it froze both towns in time, but did so differently. Here’s how cruisers and day trippers can choose which lost world to enter.
Cruise Tips: Europe and Mediterranean
A European and Mediterranean cruise comes with the excitement of exploring museums, cathedrals and ancient ruins in France, Italy and Greece while unpacking only once. What we learned early on that mars the fun: long drives from ports plus planning too much to do in one day.
Tips for Traveling with Teens
After years of traveling with two teenagers, I’ve discovered some ground rules for great vacations with these painfully hard-to-please offspring. I’ve also come to value these getaways.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, VA
On Assateague Island the breezes bring the sounds of snow geese honking and the neighs of wild ponies. Misty, the pony from Marguerite Henry's book helped publicize Chincoteague, but the area also has sunlit beaches, wetlands and in fall thousands of migrating waterfowl.
Bermuda has glorious pink sand beaches, British panache and more golf courses per square mile than anywhere else in the world. Stroll the beaches, dive wrecks and float with schools of rainbow colored fish, swim with dolphins and explore historic forts.
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