Destination: Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion, Doswell VA

I know Halloween 2021 is a memory now, and we’re on to thinking about the next round of holidays. But a couple days before Halloween I checked out the Halloween Haunt at the Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell VA, and made a video about it. So let’s revisit the spooky for a little bit, …

Destination: Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, Charleston SC

I’d been to Charleston before, but hadn’t spent any appreciable amount of time there. So when I had the opportunity to make it an overnight stop on a recent road trip, I jumped at the chance. One of the places I most wanted to check out was the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum, primarily …

Rocks and waterfall at Maymont in Richmond VA

Destination: Maymont Estate and Gardens, Richmond VA

Our new home is in the vicinity of Richmond, Virginia, a city rich in natural beauty and historical significance. But it seems Richmond’s crown jewel is the Maymont Estate and Gardens, a gorgeous combination of both nature and history. We’ve been several times and only begun to scratch the surface, so consider this merely an …

Destination: Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

Sprawling across northwestern Orange County in central Florida glitters Lake Apopka, the fourth-largest lake in the state. Once it was a tourist attraction in its own right, its shore dotted with 21 fishing camps in the 1940s. Over time, the land surrounding the lake was converted to farmland, with the lake receiving more than its …

Destination: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Tucked into a downtown Philadelphia neighborhood, behind a wall and gate of colorful tile mosaic, between two mosaic-covered buildings, lies a tiny world that defies description. It’s a folk art installation of epic proportions. It’s an artful maze, full of art, and art unto itself. It’s a melange of tile and toys and words and …

Destination: Ponce Inlet, FL

From the world-famous sands of Daytona Beach, Florida, a barrier island extends to the south, down through the oceanfront hotels of Daytona Beach Shores and the sleepy town of Wilbur-by-the-Sea, an enclave of beautiful beachfront homes and decorative marine-themed mailboxes. Keep heading south along A1A and Atlantic Avenue and you will at last come to …