Tag Archives: Washington D.C.

Life in the Suburbs of NOVA vs. Life in the City

Life in the Suburbs of NOVA vs. Life in the City

As millennials get older and start having kids, they are leaving the bright lights and all the excitement of the city to reap the benefits of suburban living. Washington, D.C. may be where a lot of the jobs are, but you just may decide that living in Northern Virginia meets your family’s needs far better than living in the city. Continue reading

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Northern Virginia Horse Country and Steeplechase

Northern Virginia Horse Country and Steeplechase

Washington D.C.’s history and culture may be immersed in politics but if you drive 40 miles west you’ll find yourself in the heart of Virginia’s horse country. Virginia’s love of horses and hunting began long before Secretariat won the Triple Crown or the wild ponies of Chincoteague became famous. Historians believe that the American Quarter Horse line began when Virginia colonists bred English bloodlines with native horses to improve their speed. Horses were the backbone of the first Virginia colonies, plowing fields, transportation and hunting game. While the role of horses has changed significantly in Virginia over the years, they continue to be celebrated in Virginia’s Horse Country’s various events. Continue reading

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Five Free Summer Fun Ideas in Northern VA and Washington, DC

Five Free Summer Fun Ideas in Northern VA and Washington, D.C.

As you plan your family’s summer adventures in Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., don’t forget to take advantage of the many free things you can do. You can plan plenty of fun and interesting outings that won’t take a bite out of your wallet – everything from hiking historic battlefields and viewing our nation’s most revered monuments to relaxing and listening to accomplished musicians in a waterfront park. Here are some of my favorite things to do in the Washington metro area during the summertime. Continue reading

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4 Day Trips From Northern Virginia

4 Day Trips From Northern Virginia

Do you need to get away but can’t take time off from work? Maybe you and the family just need a change of scenery or a new experience. A day trip may be just the ticket. Day Trips are like mini vacations. You can get away and visit new places without having to pack, break the bank or take time off from work. Lucky for us, our area boasts some great destinations for one-day escapes. Continue reading

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Manage Your Daily Commute

Manage Your Daily Commute

You can manage your daily commute and save time if you know your options. One of the great things about Northern Virginia is that we have a commuting option for every personality. Some of us like personal time and space in our car to listen to music or talk radio. Other folks like to ride the train, people-watch and enjoying that first cup of coffee. Here is a rundown of some of the many options for your commuting pleasure. Continue reading

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