Viewing: Virginia

Find Yourself in Virginia Beach VA

WHY GO: It’s rather strange that a frenetic, crazy tourist beach town also serves as a center for contemplation and enlightenment. Known for hard-ab hardly-clad bodies, tattoos, swarms of kids and greasy food, Virginia Beach has a surprisingly quiet, heroic, meditative alter ego. In fact, the rescue of mind and body were integral to the […] Read more

Hampton VA: Have a Blast in Crabtown

WHY GO: There is so much approachable, invigorating, epic history packed into Hampton VA, it makes this average American wonder how it’s escaped more national attention all these years. Four hundred year old Hampton is the country’s oldest English-Speaking settlement. It’s where the first twenty African slaves were deposited in 1619, it’s the site of […] Read more

Onancock VA to Cape Charles VA: Surprises on Virginia’s Quiet Eastern Shore

WHY GO: The Delmarva (DELaware, MARyland, VirginiA) Peninsula is the hanging chad of the East Coast. Dangling between the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay, life revolves around the water: oysters, crabs, duck-hunting, millions of migratory birds. The better-known Chincoteague often overshadows the pleasures of the smaller towns to its south, which, for adventurers and […] Read more

Chincoteague VA; Ponies, Rockets and The Friendliest People

WHY GO: It sure isn’t for the nightlife.  There is none here, which of course is part of its appeal.  Chincoteague VA is the best known of all the towns on Virginia’s quiet Eastern Shore due to the 1945 book “Misty of Chincoteague,” which brought awareness of the wild ponies on Assateague Island to the world. […] Read more

Arlington VA; Much More Than Our National Cemetery

WHY GO: Arlington VA is a state and a river removed from Washington, DC, and yet of it. There’s the National Cemetery, of course, which is why most people end up here (one way or another).  But Arlington is more than that; it’s a city of neighborhoods, each with its own unique personality. Schedule a […] Read more

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