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Charlottesville, VA

Charlottesville, VA Pack Up & Go July 30 – August 1, 2021 This was the first time in 18 months that I actually went on bonafide vacation since the pandemic, so I enlisted the services of the Pack Up & Go travel agency to get me back in the groove of traveling.  Pack Up & Go specializes in creating surprise trips that combine your budget, the length of your trip

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Fredericksburg, VA

Fredericksburg, VA  Summer 2021 Anybody that has taken a road trip thru Virginia on the interstate 95 corridor probably has experienced gridlock around the Fredericksburg area.  I like to think of Fredericksburg as the city that welcomes visitors to the Northern Virginia region and all the great food and attractions in the area.  Known for being the third most authentically colonial town in the United States, I wanted to explore

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Washington, DC

Washington, DC Winter 2021 Washington, DC is so much more than the Smithsonian museums and the National Mall.  During this pandemic it allowed me to explore the city in a new light without having to compete to see and experience the beauty of the city.  In this travel guide, I take you to different parts of the city to explore different cultures that have built this transient city into a

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Alexandria, VA

Alexandria, VA Fall Edition – 2020 Alexandria is best known for its historic charm and delicious restaurant scene.  Since I have been grounded due to COVID-19, I wanted to take a deeper look into my own backyard and check out some of the great attractions Alexandria has to offer.  Get ready to learn, see and do in this small city by the Potomac River.   LEARN: Manumission Tour Company:  A

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Jacksonville, FL – August 2019

Jacksonville, FL August 11-16, 2019 This trip was my first time to Jacksonville and I made it a point to avoid the beaches and explore the local establishments that make Jax the city where it’s easier.  Let’s get ready to learn, see, do.   LEARN: Kingsley Plantation:  This is a National Park Service protected piece of history in the greater Jacksonville area.  Located less than an hour from the city

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Austin, TX – April 2019

Austin, TX April 14-20, 2019 Austin, TX can no longer be classified as weird. As the new city slogan, #TrueAustin implies this capitol has more to offer than BBQ and 6th street.  Austin is becoming a more metropolitan by the day and embracing all forms of culture, food and experiences. By venturing a little further out of the city center I got to experience the different neighborhoods and attractions that

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Tampa & St. Petersburg, FL – January 2019

Tampa & St. Petersburg, FL January 14-16, 2019 Florida is known as the state of beaches, sunshine and all things warm.  However, my mission was to take a planned detour and try the great food and dive into the African American culture of Tampa and St. Petersburg.  Let’s get ready to Learn, See, Do… LEARN: Carter G. Woodson African American Museum:  Located on the African American Heritage Trail in St.

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Barstow, CA – December 2018

Barstow – The Desert Town December 3-5, 2018 A short work trip took me to the small town of Barstow.  This town sits right in the middle of route 66 and is in easy commuting distance to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.  Mostly know as a military town, there are a few hidden gems worth checking out in the surrounding areas. LEARN: Ontario, California:  This small airport is a viable

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Thanksgiving in NYC – November 2018

  ThanksgivingNew York City, NY November 21-24, 2018 There’s nothing like New York City during the holiday season. After watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for years on television, my ultimate dream finally came true this year.  I was going to see the parade live and in person! It wouldn’t be a a New York trip if I didn’t do a little shopping and try out one of the great

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Exploring Hampton Roads, VA – October 2018

  Hampton Roads, VAOctober 27-28, 2018 As a native Virginia Beach girl and a Alexandria transplant, I make it a point to explore different parts of the Hampton Roads, Virginia area aka the “757”.  This time around I took another form transportation, attempted to get scared at Busch Gardens and learned a little Virginia history along the way. LEARN: Amtrak: I had totally forgot that there was a train route