Winter Walk of Lights


Cold, fresh air awaits. Step into holiday magic by taking your family for a walk among over 750,000 magical lights. An annual display with several years of crafted expansion, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens knows how to present a magnificent display. It’s one of the best Christmas light experiences in the D.C. area, making it worth the drive.Dress for the cold and…

P2C: Carousel on the National Mall in Autumn


Taken on a misty autumn day from the reflection of a puddle, this photo captures the enchantment of the carousel. Bella calls this style of photography, “Puddle Pics” and continues to experiment with angles, equipment, and filters. We’re looking forward to watching this creative eye explode. Thank you Bella for the submission.   If you have a photo that you…

Next Stop, College: Do Your Research


By Jessica Kronzer August. The breath of impending freedom for rising seniors is near and many are eager to begin the year so that it may end as quickly as possible. Sadly, before this “life is a party” mentality can kick in, there are some tough decisions to be made. As a fellow student, I’m all too familiar with the…

Fall Fantastic in Virginia


Fall Fantastic in Virginia Check out our Fall Fantastic collection of local and semi-local activities. There is nothing like Autumn in Virginia. Sure, summers in California are amazing, and Utah winters are breathtaking in their majesty. But once October turns up and the air gets a slight bite, the colors begin to change from the mountains of Shenandoah to the…

Winter Wanders


  The transition from russet leaves to rosy cheeks will soon be complete. Holiday memory makers and winter wonders to explore are at hand. Check out our Winter Wanders collection of local and semi-local activities. Brave the outdoors or find warm indoor activities that will keep boredom at bay.

Shenandoah Hiking – Dark Hollow Falls


Ready to branch out a bit with the kids and move up from your neighborhood walking trail? Dark Hollow Falls trail offers beautiful scenery while following along a creek to a picturesque waterfall. This trail is well maintained and is not too challenging for little people on foot. Trail safety includes watching out for mud and keeping everyone on the trail.  You…