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Glamping: Luxury Camping Near Washington, DC

  A few years ago I was working with a brand that had me shipped out to California to go camping. When I first read the itinerary, I recall breaking immediately into a mad sweat, because HOLY CRAP ON A CRACKER I DO NOT CAMP. Sleeping under the stars in the open air with the nighttime sounds and the creepy crawlies and the unregulated temperatures is SO not my jam. I like a nice skylight to peer through as I snuggle on a for real bed in a room with running water, flushing toilets, hot showers, window screens, and central…

Simple hacks to help you turn your everyday family vacation into a DIY spa-inspired getaway.

  I’ve always been envious of ladies who have the opportunity to embark on a luxurious spa and wellness trip. These outings seem to be out of reach and reserved for only the extremely affluent or the childless. (I realize that may not be the case but the delusion helps me cope.) Just because I am not in the position to book myself a week at a resort in Montana, doesn’t mean I haven’t found ways to work a spa experience into my annual vacation. Au contraire! In fact, I am much more intentional in my focus on self care and wellness. (No matter…

8 Must See Summer Festivals Near DC: Maryland Renaissance Festival

  Summer is pretty busy in a trying-really-hard-to-do-all-of-the-relaxing-while-also-having-all-of-the-fun kind of way. We make time to travel, visit relatives, catch up on our reading lists, and fit in an afternoon post-ice-cream-coma nap as needed. Also, we LOVE going to festivals! 8 Must See Summer Festivals Near D.C. There is no way we can make it to all of these, but here are some we each love to hit every year AND a few on our dream list that we hope to make it to this year (or in a future summer). 1. Truckeroo DC’s food truck festival. This is one of our do-not-miss festivals…

Georgetown Weekend Getaway

  There are certain life events that constitute coordinating a girls’ weekend. Celebrating that a best friend’s getting married is most certainly at the top of that list. “Just because” also qualifies for a spot towards the top, in case you’re wondering. My sister got married to a terrific guy last year (with an equally terrific family). In addition to being funny, smart, and really good at entertaining my youngest, he also has a good soul – as indicated by a couple of years spent serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco. He and my sister became farmers together post-Peace Corps, and he’s an urban farmer…

Brooklyn Cheap Eats Getaway!

  One of the fabulous things about living smack dab in the middle of the East Coast is that we have several major cities within a few hours’ drive: Philly, Baltimore, Charlottesville, and Washington D.C.,  to name a few. Whether it’s signing up for a White House tour, catching a Broadway show, shopping endlessly, visiting the National Aquarium, or a host of other experiences, you’ve got options. Tons of them. And, if you’re a foodie like me, those regional destinations become even more amazing, especially when THE foodie mecca is a mere three-and-a-half hour drive away! A Brooklyn cheap eats getaway? Yes, you must. I’ll show…