Tidal Basin Paddle Boating


Swan boats have arrived at the Tidal Basin and paddle boats rentals are open for business! Save yourself a major headache by making boat reservations and purchasing guaranteed parking in advance. Of course, the best time to paddle is during the cherry blossom season, so plan ahead and you’ll be able to enjoy this activity despite the crowds. Paddle boating…

2018 Mazda 6 Test Drive Review


Ultimately the car you decide to buy comes down to how well it fits your life – and your style. Choosing one, getting to that point where you and a car align into a purchase, well, that requires that you navigate a gauntlet of marketing and advertising designed to entice and shape your perspective. “Car A” is sporty. “Car B”…

Spring Flings


If you’re ready for warmer weather and to feel the sweet kiss of the sun on your face, head outside. There are plenty of ways to welcome the spring in Northern Virginia with egg hunts and gardens galore to explore!  Check out our collection of Spring Flings, local and semi-local activities, including local egg hunts.

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…

Children’s Holiday Shopping Experience


When I was a child, I couldn’t wait for Santa’s Workshop to come to my school. Every year, I drafted several lists and planned ahead. I would walk in, final list in hand, money saved, and my head full of dreams about the magnificent gifts I was going to give. Everyone was just going to LOVE my thoughtful selection. When…

ChristmasTown Holiday Tradition


When our little family moved to Virginia, we didn’t REALLY consider the impact that living so far away from our loved ones would have during the holidays. We had to get creative and come up with new, cost-effective family holiday traditions to help make up for the lack of family. That was when we discovered ChristmasTown at Busch Gardens. Years…