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Richmond’s Historic Homes

Last month when we were in Richmond, we were surprised to learn that the area has several historic homes. These mansions were home to Richmond’s elite & many are now open to the public for touring. Here are two of our favorites: Maymont Mansion & Grounds Maymont, which is located on a large 100 acre estate on […]

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Hotel Review: Jefferson Hotel; Richmond, VA

Way back when, 14 alligators swam in the lobby of the Jefferson Hotel. Richmond socialites would bring them back from wintering in Florida & the hotel was nice enough to house them in their lobby fountain. The last living alligator may have died in 1948, but the stone gators placed through the lobby pay homage to the […]

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48 Hours in the Southern Capital of Richmond, VA

It was ridiculous. We had lived in the D.C. area for over eight years, yet we had never visited the Southern Capital just to our south (more on why in a minute). A long holiday weekend, coupled with a good hotel deal, created the perfect excuse to escape D.C. & finally learn more about our neighbors to […]

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Richmond, VA: Hollywood Cemetery

At best, I normally skim through the tourist information guides which are found in most hotel rooms. However, without anything else to read during our trip to Richmond, I actually read the guide a bit more closely, & boy am I glad I did. Somehow, in all my research to plan our trip, I had […]

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Richmond, VA: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

When traveling, my husband loves to make me walk long distances to visit Cathedrals. Not to attend Mass,  but merely to stick our heads in & say “nice.” Example: the time he made me walk across a highway overpass & up several large hills in Seattle to get to their not-at-all-centrally-located-but-extremely-gorgeous-Cathedral. While I might complain […]

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Richmond, VA: Monument Avenue

Walking down Monument Avenue doesn’t really feel like walking down a street in a small-sized U.S. city – it feels more like strolling around Paris or Barcelona. The first plans for Richmond’s grand, tree-lined, grassy-median boulevard were drawn up during a search for the perfect location to build a moument to Richmond’s Confederate hero, Robert E. Lee. […]

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