Crossfire II Binoculars

What’s bird-watching without binoculars?


Travel Tips

Water safety while playing in Mother Nature’s pool.


Thanksgiving day trip: Vintage Virginia

Why hang around your house the entire Thanksgiving weekend cooking and cleaning for guests and your family when you can take a day trip to enjoy traditional Virginia that will leave your guests happy and you recharged? Check out this something-for-everyone daylong itinerary in the historic Virginian village of Occoquan.


Fall Getaways

We all want time away, but sometimes planning even a weekend getaway is a job in and of itself. We’ve done the work for you for the rest of the year and have found 17 trips that are geared toward family adventures, main street strolls, urban exploring, spa relaxation and foodie festivals. Now the only thing you have to worry about is what to pack.

Foodie Festivals

5 of Virginia’s quirkiest roadside attractions

A tour of Virginia’s most unique roadside attractions starting and ending in Fairfax.

A day in Harrisonburg on a ramen noodle budget

With James Madison University smack in the middle, it’s easy to write off this budding cityscape as College Town, USA. We decided to give you an insider’s scoop on the Friendly City with a student budget in mind.

Summer in the saddle: 3 getaways in Virginia’s horse country

Virginia is considered horse country for many reasons. Do your part as a commonwealth citizen this summer and get yourself, the kids or your significant other back in the saddle.


A Weekend in Richmond for the Adventurous Couple

From whitewater rafting to dinner at your new favorite restaurant, there’s an action-packed weekend awaiting you in Richmond.

A Relaxing, Fun-Filled Trip to Winchester

Take a break from your metropolitan busyness and bask in the tranquility of the country.

Great Family Getaways: Resort Style

Need to get away? These resorts offer family fun and are just down the road.

Getaway from It All: Mountain Spirits

Tired of the drab buildings and crowded streets of NoVa? Grab a friend or two and head to the woods for one of these aqua vitae-oriented weekend getaways.

Weekend Getaway: Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, Pa.

This southwestern Pennsylvania resort offers a wealth of amenities.