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Summer’s End in the Shenandoah Region

Late summer is one of the best times to visit Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park and the surrounding small towns. You can go for an epic hike, sample craft beer and wine, but don’t leave without produce from the local markets. There are just so many great reasons to tour this beautiful region. Here are 10 activities to make the most of summer’s end:…

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Take Me Back To Lisbon

It’s not unusual for me to long for a place after I leave. Yet there are so many incredible destinations in the world, I seldom re-visit such places. Lisbon is an exception. I’m going back.             My whole family fell in love with the country of Portugal. We adored the friendly people, hearty food, temperate climate, mysterious…

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Best Beer In DC

City Tap House is Washington DC’s Best Craft Beer restaurant. Located in Washington DC’s Chinatown/Penn Quarter, the restaurant showcases 40 artisan beers on tap–wheat, bitters, fruits, lager, Belgian, Porter and Stout–as well as an imaginative, thoroughly satisfying menu of America’s best regional dishes. The selection of high quality craft beer is unsurpassed, and City Tap House offers…

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Visiting the National Park Outer Banks Group

Anyone who’s ever flown in a plane can appreciate the mind-boggling accomplishment of Wilber and Orville Wright, who on a bitter-cold day in December 1903, were the first in the world to accomplish human-powered and controlled flight. Touring the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Coastal North Carolina drives home the sacrifices and effort that went…