Embassy Row in Washington, D.C., reveals the world and a posh past. For architecture lovers, history buffs, and foreign-affairs devotees, the walk along Massachusetts Avenue is a fascinating way to learn about the life and times of the city.
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - After 150 years, the pain of a divided America is no less apparent. To feel it, you need only go to two places, a few blocks apart, in Fredericksburg.
MILLBORO SPRINGS, Va. - Deep in the cave, my headlamp barely lighting the rock walls, I crawled on my hands and knees toward the stranger I'd gone underground with - the only one there with a map and a clue.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - It's October 1777, 15 months since the Declaration of Independence was read here from the Capitol's West Balcony, and there's reason for the colonists to celebrate.
TRIANGLE, Va. - Washington is a city of memorials to war heroes, but beyond the Beltway near Quantico Marine Base in Virginia is another tribute to brave Americans - the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The stunning building, interactive exhibits and cost (it's free!) rival anything that Washington...
MOUNT VERNON, Va. - "Distillery is a business I am entirely unacquainted with," wrote George Washington to James Anderson, his Scottish-born plantation manager at Mount Vernon, "but from your knowledge of it and from the confidence you have in the profit to be derived from the establishment...
JAMESTOWN, Va. - In 1976, the country celebrated its Bicentennial.
Last year was Ben Franklin's Tricentennial.
Now, it's the Jamestown settlement's Quadricentennial - but organizers of the preparations and festivities here aren't calling it that.
Even more so than most beach towns, Virginia Beach is a place of glorious contradiction, from the tacky T-shirt shops that line Atlantic Avenue to the museum-caliber exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia. Along the boardwalk, military per
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Hoofing it through a park can get you blisters and aching muscles.
At First Landing State Park in Virginia Beach, however, the going gets easier when you see the changing landscape - woods, swamp, boardwalk, wildflowers and beach - from a Segway PT.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - It was a fleeting existential crisis of sorts, as I popped my head into the clear dome of the Komodo dragon habitat at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. Who was on exhibit here: Ki Ki the dragon or me?
STAUNTON, Va. - My husband and I knew we weren't in Washington anymore when we pulled up the tree-lined drive at midnight, parked, ran to the front porch of the pillared 19th-century house, and let ourselves in without a key. But then this is Staunton (pronounced Stanton), Va., a quaint town in the Shenandoah...
CARS FILLED with vacationers whiz along U.S. Route 13, destined for Virginia Beach, North Carolina's barrier islands and other places known for the very thing they are passing by - an easygoing region with natural beauty, pristine beaches, outdoor recreation and some of the freshest seafood you will...
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - I'd never been to a spa.
Full-body massage - nope.
Hot rocks aligned on my spine - no way.
STAUNTON, Va. - In this little town in the Shenandoah Valley, near the curvaceous Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by nature, history, and culture, a doughty band of actors bring Shakespeare alive - the way actors did in Shakespeare's day.