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Adventure U.S. Washington DC

Brookland: Washington DC’s Little Rome

Brookland is a Washington D.C. neighborhood christened “Little Rome.” It earned this moniker decades ago because the Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception are located here. But the neighborhood is…

Adventure U.S.

Historic Biltmore Village

Historic Biltmore Village is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, outside Asheville, North Carolina. This small English town is nestled outside the gates of the Biltmore Estate. Nicknamed “A Millionaire’s Village,” it was where George Vanderbilt’s employees lived. Today,…

Adventure U.S.

Historic Montford NC

“Asheville’s sweetest neighborhood” is one of the slogans for historic Montford in North Carolina. If you loved watching The Gilded Era on HBO, then you might want to check out this neighborhood as well as Asheville’s arts district, food…

Adventure U.S.

Black Mountain College

In the hills of Western North Carolina, Black Mountain College (BMC) crouched like a panther ready to leap during the Depression. The brainchild of a mercurial Rollins College professor, this unaccredited college was ready to fight any opposition to…

Adventure U.S.

Outdoor Architecture Museum in Alexandria

I discovered a city that could be an outdoor architecture museum on my walking tour of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Alexandria’s historic district features more than 200 houses built before 1820. The city was founded in 1749. You can…

Adventure U.S.

Edgy St. Pete: Florida Fun

Discover Edgy St. Pete by staying in its Edge District. I came to this West Coast Florida city looking to soak up the sun on its beaches, which straddle the Gulf of Mexico. I found a funky St. Petersburg…

Adventure U.S.

Her Story: A Century of Women Writers

Her Story: A Century of Women Writers is an exhibition dedicated to showcasing 24 women writers who shaped young and old minds alike. It was launched on September 18, 2020, as the nation commemorated the centennial of the 19th…

Adventure Reflections U.S.

Remembering Holiday Illuminations

Recalling holiday illuminations which I saw as a young child is a favorite place for me to wander in my mind. Who didn’t love being piled into a station wagon near Christmas Eve to go admire the holiday illuminations?…