Weekend Getaway

Rustic Weekend Getaway to Virginia

A major perk to living in Washington, DC is its proximity to beautiful countryside in surrounding Maryland and Virginia. This always makes for perfect weekend getaways! At the tail-end of summer, we were in search of a getaway to round off the season and what better way to do that than with a couples trip into the Virginia countryside.

Quick Weekend Trip to Stavanger and Preikestolen - Pulpit Rock

Mid last year, a friend and I (Carrie) hiked the iconic Preikestolen (popularly known as Pulpit Rock) in southwestern Norway.  I travel to Oslo at least once a year for work and am determined to use these trips to see as much of Norway as I can.

Weekend in NYC for The NY Times Travel Show

At the end of January, Carrie and I traveled to New York City to attend The New York Times Travel Show!  The travel show is a full 3 days, with sessions for travel professionals on the first day, followed by two days of sessions for the public and access to the exhibit hall where hundreds of destinations market themselves to would-be travelers. It’s the event for anyone interested in travel.

Charming Salisbury, North Carolina

In search of a place to stay the night on our way to Atlanta, Georgia from Washington, DC we happened upon an advertisement in the Washington Post Magazine for Salisbury, North Carolina. The historic town, set in the North Carolina wine-country just off of interstate 85, turned out to be the perfect stop.  The walk-able town is full of beautiful, well-preserved historic homes, some of which have been converted into bed and breakfasts, like Across the Pond.