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Adventure Pet-Centric U.S.

Great Falls National Park: Dogs Welcome

The dog-friendly Great Falls National Park located in Great Falls, Virginia is a magnet for Washingtonians on the weekends. Pack up the dog leash, grab your backpack and head out for an adventure with your furry best friend. Golden…

Washington DC

Exploring Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC

Nestled by the Anacostia River in the northeast corner of DC lies a jewel that many Washingtonians (and visitors) don’t know exists. Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens’ exotic waterborne flowers shine like gems—amethyst, morganite (fuchsia), and topaz—in the small ponds. In…

Misty of Chincoteague home
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Chasing Misty of Chincoteague in Virginia

Chasing Misty of Chincoteague—the world’s most famous pony after Black Beauty—down to a barrier island in Virginia is probably not everybody’s idea of a vacation. But as an English major, I romanticize all authors who create novels that had…

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway is an iconic 469-mile route that takes visitors from Virginia to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. It is older than the trees. We began to blast John Denver’s iconic song on the iPhone as…