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The Perfect Day in Virginia Beach, VA

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Sunrise on The Beach Having grown up in Virginia Beach, this coastal city on Virginia’s southern-most point is a frequent destination for our family. At least once a summer, once the ocean water has warmed in late August or early September, we make it a point to get up before the sun and down to the oceanfront […]

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5 Things to Do in Montross, VA

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The small, rural town of Montross, Virginia is on the Northern Neck of Virginia and it is where we called home before we began to travel full-time – we didn’t always live in our RV! Before we decided to go on the road and travel with 2 kids and 2 cats, we lived in a beautiful 3-bedroom Sears House on a […]

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Westmoreland State Park – Montross, VA

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Westmoreland State Park is a Virginia State Park 5 miles out from Montross, VA in Westmoreland County, only 45 miles or so from Fredericksburg, VA and about an hour and a half from Richmond, VA. Although the park itself is open year-round, the campgrounds are only open from the first Friday in March until the first […]

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Fire Ninja – Virginia Beach, VA

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Asian Fusion menu includes -sashimi (yum), sushi rolls (double yum), soups (miso etc.) Fire Ninja in Virginia Beach is an asian fusion restaurant with a cool atmosphere and lots of delicious noms like bowls with yummy seafood (yay!). I suggest the shrimp tempura roll (fried shrimp in a light and crispy crust) and the philly […]

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An Afternoon of Fun in Richmond, VA

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The capital city of Richmond, VA, in the center of the state where I-95 and I-64 converge, is a metro area with a ton of opportunities for fun-filled afternoons. We spent 10 months living here and have picked three of our favorite spots in Richmond that together make for one special day, plus a bonus for any overtaxed parents […]

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Maymont – A Children’s Farm, Garden and Mansion

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When in Richmond, VA even if just for an afternoon, you can’t miss a visit to Maymont. Perched on the top of a hill overlooking the James River, the 100 acre grounds and mansion were bequeathed to the people of Richmond by a wealthy Richmond lawyer and philanthropist and his wife. In the decades since, […]

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El Mariachi – Montross, VA

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El Mariachi in Montross, VA is a locally owned and family operated American-Mexican restaurant, with a American-Mexican market next to it in the same building. Like most American-Mexican restaurants, El Mariachi serves complimentary chips and salsa when you sit down. The decor is a simple style, with murals on the walls and various themed decorative […]

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Afternoons Full of Fun in Fredericksburg, VA

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Lovely Fredericksburg, Virginia is a bedroom community along the i-95 corridor about 50 miles south of Washington D.C. The city itself and neighboring Spotsylvania county share a population of fewer than 30,000 which helps maintain a certain small town feel despite rapid commercial growth in the last few decades. For the past 15 years, it’s […]

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The Fish Market in Alexandria

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The fishmarket is a long time fixture of Alexandria, with lots of delicious fresh seafood to eat. While we were there, Alex had the Fish and chips and I had the crab soup which was delicious and slightly spicy. My parents had a grilled salmon on a salad and some sweet potato fries. The decor […]

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Feast! in Charlottesville, VA

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Feast! is a gourmet, locally oriented grocery and marketplace with an awesome deli located in Charlottesville, VA near the campus of the University of Virginia, UVA. Also, with The Spice Diva and Gearhearts close by, it was a perfect foodie afternoon. The deli had some amazing cheese up for sampling. They also had a fantastic pâté […]

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The Pub at The Inn at Montross

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In a little town called Montross, VA there is a little pub called the Pub at the Inn at Montross, and in this little pub there are delicious food, craft beers and nice people. Of course I don’t drink beer, but I have been told by my parents that it is good (however I do not […]

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