Including Washington DC
By Michaela Gaaserud
Sixth Edition, July 2014
Price: $17.99 USD
Area native and current Virginia resident Michaela Riva Gaaserud covers the best of the Old Dominion, from getting some sun on Colonial Beach to seeing the Beauregard Civil War Cemetery. With original trip ideas for a variety of interests, as well as comprehensive coverage of the area’s best sights, this guidebook is the perfect addition to any trip. Complete with details on visiting Colonial Williamsburg, watching the wild horses run on Chincoteague Island, and hiking the Appalachian Trail, Moon Virginia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
What’s inside Moon Virginia
Enjoy the very best of Virginia with these itineraries:
- The Best of Virginia
- Presidential Virginia
- Battles and Brews
- History Comes Alive
- Family Fun
- Adventures Underground
- Virginia Is for Lovers
- Driving the Blue Ridge
- Pride and Patriotism: DC and Alexandria
Explore what Virginia has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Washington DC including the National Mall
- Northern Virginia including Arlington, Old Town Alexandria and Vicinity, Fairfax County, Prince William County, and Loudoun County
- Coastal Virginia including Northern Neck, Williamsburg and the Historic Triangle, Hampton Roads, Virginia Beach, and Virginia’s Eastern Shore
- Shenandoah and Northwestern Virginia including Winchester, Shenandoah National Park, Front Royal, Luray, New Market, Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Allegheny Highlands
- Central and Southern Virginia including Fredericksburg, Richmond, Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Lexington, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Danville, and Abingdon
Michaela Riva Gaaserud is a native Virginian and longtime resident of the Washington DC area. Some of her earliest memories are of playing travel guide to visiting relatives as they went to the museums and monuments in Washington DC. Inspired by the enthusiasm she witnessed from first-timers to the city, Michaela began looking for hidden secrets to share with her audience. A particularly inspiring school field trip to the underground depths of the Lincoln Memorial sealed her love for discovering and sharing the marvels of her own backyard.
Michaela has published travel guides on various aspects of the Washington DC region, and her articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and international publications such as Canoe & Kayak Magazine and Paddler Magazine. Other publications include Lake Placid: With the Olympic Village, Lake George and New York’s Adirondacks; From Fairbanks to Boston: 50 Great U.S. Marathons; From Kona to Lake Placid: 50 Great U.S. Triathlons; and Sea Kayaking the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Area. After the publication of this last book, she became a sought-after speaker and was featured in a kayaking documentary. She is also a founding partner at Rainmaker Publishing and an executive producer at Eddyline Media.