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The Commonwealth Hotel, Richmond VA: As Close to the VA State House As You Can Get

Once the hotel of choice for government officials, The Commonwealth Hotel, Richmond VA, within steps (and with great views) of the Virginia State Capitol, has been newly renovated and updated as a cute artsy boutique for trendy travelers as well.   Joining the growing number of boutique hotels in Richmond VA (Quirk, Graduate Richmond, and […] Read More

Richmond VA: Founding Fathers, Finding Poe And Feasting Finely In This North/South Border City

WHY GO: A few years ago, Richmond was named one of the top Ten River Cities in the country for Class IV whitewater kayaking. When Patrick Henry bellowed the famous “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech, when George Washington planned out the 1.25 mile Canal Walk, when Thomas Jefferson designed the State House, […] Read More

Washington DC For Second Timers: New And Notable In Our Nation’s Capital (2018)

WHY GO: If you’ve been to the Nations’ Capital before, you’ve probably visited the Monuments, the Capitol Building, the White House – and presumably the more popular Smithsonian Museums. But there are new and other lesser known institutions – like the Museum of African American History, Museum of the American Indian, Museum of the Bible, […] Read More

Kimpton Mason and Rook Hotel, Washington DC

There are 11 Kimpton Hotels in Washington DC, and many fans of the brand love to try them out one by one. Mason and Rook, opened and welcomed into the Kimpton family a mere two years ago, can be found on a quiet side street – steps from DC’s zesty food and entertainment 14th Street […] Read More

The Watergate Hotel, Washington DC: Fraught With Baggage and So Much Fun

There’s never been a hotel so fraught with figurative baggage, so memorable in its role in the takedown of an American Presidency, as The Watergate Hotel in Washington DC. The suffix, “gate,” in fact, has applied to every scandal since, traced back to this newly renovated and mod-sexy hotel on the Potomac River. Yes, Richard […] Read More

Montgomery County MD: Urban and Urbane Just Outside of Washington DC

WHY GO: You’ll probably recognize names of the towns that make up Montgomery County MD, on the northwest border of Washington DC: Rockville, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and others. Once considered the “Land of Malls,” this Maryland county is transitioning into attractive “Town Centers” – perfect for those who want to work, eat, and […] Read More

Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North: Artsy Cool in DC’s ‘Burbs

In the Canopy Hotel vernacular, employees are “Enthusiasts” in their respective posts: ergo, the Director of Food and Beverage is the “Food Enthusiast,” Marketing and Sales is “Sales Enthusiast,” and so on. And, it appears there’s a lot to be enthusiastic about. The spiffy section of N. Bethesda, Pike & Rose, is the perfect setting […] Read More

Over 100 Best Surprisingly Romantic Destinations in the Northeast USA

The Getaway Mavens have been hard at work, collecting and organizing the best two and three day escapes in the Northeast USA (Virginia to Maine).  The following surprisingly romantic destinations within a quick drive are perfect: to pop the question, for a nearby honeymoon, to celebrate a special life event, or just determine if you and […] Read More

15 Weird, Wacky and Wonderful Reasons to Visit These New England Destinations Now

Rhode Island Perry Raso, Matunuck Oyster Farm, South Kingstown RI 1. Matunuck Oyster Farm, in South Kingstown RI, is owned by Perry Raso who comes across as a humble fisherman but is so accomplished (Masters in Aquaculture), he’s been written up in publications as prestigious as National Geographic. Raso narrates a 1.5-hour tour that brings […] Read More

11 Weird, Wacky and Compelling Reasons to Visit These New York and New Jersey Towns Now

New York 1. The center of the movie-making universe wasn’t always in California. Astoria Studio, in the NYC borough of Queens, opened in 1920 as Paramount Picture’s East Coast facility. The Marx Brothers W.C. Fields and Valentino starred in movies that were filmed here before Paramount moved completely to Los Angeles in 1933. In the […] Read More

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