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Good ol’ Fashioned Virginia Road Trip

While we were making our way down to Primland a few weeks ago, I told B that I wanted to take the backroads & go on a good ol’ fashioned Virginia road trip. Unfortunately, we got a late start (shocker), so we decided to stick to the highway most of the way (which are still […]

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Hotel Review: Primland

This summer has been a bit of a stressful one for us: B switched jobs in early July &, since the middle of May, our house has been undergoing a major (basically gutted) renovation. So when the team at Primland invited us down for a weekend of adventure & relaxation, I couldn’t pack our bags quickly […]

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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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A Shenandoah Road Trip

Congratulations to Dana, who won my Big DINK Summer Giveaway! I loved her answer about her ultimate summer vacation: “A perfect vacation for me is relaxing on the beaches of Tel Aviv, eating the gorgeous Mediterranean produce from the shuk (watermelon and salty white cheese!), drinking wine and watching the sunset on the sand, then […]

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg

I know what you’re thinking: “A D.I.N.K. travel blog writing about an amusement park? Seriously?” But hear me out: Busch Gardens Williamsburg is as adult-centric as theme parks come. Simply put, it is awesome. The top 5 reasons you should consider visiting this beautiful park, sans-children: 1. It’s beautiful. No, really it is. Growing up […]

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